Today we are proud to announce that we are now accepting donations towards the “Help Aaron Buy A Slash Signature Edition BC Rich Guitar” Foundation.
You too can help a struggling young* man cope with the humiliation of standing on stage without one of these puppies over his shoulder:
The net result is a happy young* man who will then look cool, as demonstrated on the right hand side:
Please donate generously.
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The song we refer to as “Insist”. 🙂
Back when we were doing cd’s, it was our goal to always have at least one ska song on every one of them. Ideally there would be horns too but we wouldn’t force the idea like ska bands with dedicated members do just to make them feel loved.
And this one didn’t. It feels liberating to borrow extra musicians where needed and otherwise just focus on what is best for the song. There is a grand organ though and that was a random instrument that just-so-happened to be around in the studio where we recorded. It was o e of those made-up-on-the-spot things that just happened to help make the song feel more wholesome. We were pretty happy with it.
This song was originally pitched by former band member Chris Reed as a concept called “Mr Yes” and the intro for Insist is what the choruses for Mr Yes were. After Az had some time to digest the idea, he’s the one who came back with playing the chorus of Mr Yes and then suddenly flicking into the upstroke you here, starting a totally different song. Misdirection, it’s fun. Eyes lit up in he rehearsal room. A song was born.
There’s lots of NoFX and MxPx influence in this song and that’s totally ok. That’s what makes punk music punk: imitation is the ultimate form of flattery.
Lyrically this is standard MNIJ writing – telling a story that someone would pay attention to rather than just using throw away lyrics that rhyme. A small shout out can be found to Wayne’s World:
I’m so jaded, it’s overrated
Instead of adventure I’m just shooting fish in a barrel
That’s classic Wayne Campbell right there.
We used this as the first track on the split album “Let The Games Begin!” that we did with Major Keg and of all the songs on that cd, this is the only one that was a candidate to take that spot. It needed to be punchy and catchy and this one was there to do the job.
This week’s Froback Friday is brought to you by Pamela Anderson‘s arse. Literally.
Pretty funny really. This is the band Lit, walking around on a piece of arse whilst singing about how a girlfriend makes them miserable.
I really like the song – I would even call it one of my most favourite songs by Lit. Even though the clip doesn’t match the lyrics, I thought that you all would be interested to watch it and the below par CG used to put it altogether.
And you can imagine that the reason this clip is what you see is because if Lit as a band were given the option to walk around on Pamela’s butt, in her prime, the band were going to do it – context be damned. I mean, what exactly makes you miserable by walking around on all of Pamela’s delicate bits? Can you smell the cum of half of the entire 80’s pop metal scene seeping out of her vagina?
My guess is that their answer is: who the fuck cares. It’s Pamela. It’s logic that’s hard to argue with.
As a bonus clip, here’s Lit performing the song at Woodstock back in 1999. Am I the only one who thinks that their lead singer looks like Joe from Unpaid Debt?
A motherfucking Ironbird! A model of guitar that BC Rich don’t make anymore with a snakeskin finish that was done as a limited run.
It’s so cool that BC Rich kept trying different things like this to make their guitars collector items. I’m jealous of whoever owns one of these.
Featuring former band members Chris Reed (now living in Singapore) and Peg Duker (who hasn’t had a haircut since this was filmed and now sings in a band called Chris Duke And The Royals).
This was filmed at the Pine Inn in Concord in Sydney’s inner west. We made regular references to a “live DVD” that we were filming at the time which was technically true – we just didn’t release it and this video was put on the internet instead.
You just have to watch this.
Now, if you haven’t heard of The Chats before, you’d take one look at old mate ranga’s hairdo and think “what a great piss take clip”.
Nope, this whole thing is for real.
Check out this news clip:
These guys have been touring after hitting viral fame on YouTube. Here’s a clip of them playing recently at The Crowbar in Brisbane.
It’s funny – if you search for “The Chats Crowbar” on YouTube, you’ll find a lot of other uploads of this same show by people in the crowd as well. There was a lot of excitement about these guys coming through town in Brissy.