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"I am Darth Vader, an Extraterrestrial from the Planet Vulcan!" - The 80's attack in an amazingly detailed and frenetic video for The Death Set's "They Come to Get Us." [SLYT]
posted by Slap*Happy (29 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Meh.
posted by grimmelm at 8:08 PM on March 16, 2012


frenetic eh
posted by frenetic at 8:08 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Meh.
posted by grimmelm at 11:08 PM on March 16 [+] [!]


I love you.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:10 PM on March 16, 2012


Somewhere the Beastie Boys are saying "ya might wanna tone it down just a tad."

Enjoyed the Godzilla, and the Wilhelm Scream from Balrog getting hit with a Haduken.
posted by ShutterBun at 8:10 PM on March 16, 2012


Not to thread-sit too much, but the band seems devoted to taking Beasties style rhymes and flows and cranking it with thrash-punk beats. The video completely captures this aesthetic. Of course, we're in a weird new territory where 80's nostalgia allows the Beasties and thrash-punk to share the same track... god, I love living in the future sometimes.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:16 PM on March 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


the Beasties and thrash-punk to share the same track

Not terribly different from the Beastie's own origins.
posted by ShutterBun at 8:21 PM on March 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


Dirty pool! It's like pointing out that Ministry's first breakout hit was "Everyday is Halloween" (The best part are the fake brit accents.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:29 PM on March 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


I wondered what happened to Wee Jimmy Krankie.
posted by Damienmce at 8:53 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is what the kids in Rhody are into now?
posted by vrakatar at 8:54 PM on March 16, 2012


The intro graphic says, "They come for us," not "They Come to Get Us."

Is the presentation so uber-hip that the video has a different title from that of the featured song on purpose? Or did they really cram all those animation overlays into the piece and yet not bother to get the title of the song right?
posted by azaner at 9:04 PM on March 16, 2012


I'm giving a concerted effort to like it...
posted by DonnyMac at 9:43 PM on March 16, 2012


I thought it was great, except for the guy incomprehensibly shrieking in the middle of everything. And then I felt sad, because I remembered when only one pop culture reference was enough for a youtube video...
posted by m0nm0n at 10:01 PM on March 16, 2012


I think this video articulates all the musical "core" sub genres the boss was referencing in his keynote address at SXSW.
posted by DonnyMac at 10:02 PM on March 16, 2012


That was fun to watch. Less fun to listen.
posted by zennie at 10:09 PM on March 16, 2012


I'm going to be the dissenter:
I can't dismiss this outright, the hook is just too good. It's like Dubstep meets Trent Reznor, meets pretentious indie rock; I hate the fact that I think it's pretty good.
posted by aloiv2 at 11:34 PM on March 16, 2012


When the Beasties did it they called it 'Paul's Boutique' and even Chuck D liked it.
Who's the new Chuck D and what does she say?
posted by artof.mulata at 12:43 AM on March 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Best summed up with an eighties catch phrase: nice video, shame about the song.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:21 AM on March 17, 2012


lol old people
posted by obiwanwasabi at 1:29 AM on March 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I quite liked it...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:46 AM on March 17, 2012


Good find. Now that I've listened to most of "Michel Poiccard" tt feels like this is the punk rock of the now.
posted by graftole at 7:44 AM on March 17, 2012


I liked it. You people. You seem like the kind of people who think "fun" is sipping Earl Gray while wrapped in a big sweater with cat pasterns and listening to violins and harpsichords on NPR.
posted by delmoi at 8:35 AM on March 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


er pasterns. Cat patterns not pasterns.
posted by delmoi at 8:37 AM on March 17, 2012


Welll, not earl grey.

And who listens to NPR when there's Radio 4?
posted by MartinWisse at 8:45 AM on March 17, 2012


Could you kids keep it down? The Splendid Table is on.
posted by goHermGO at 8:49 AM on March 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Huh, The surviving members were originally AUS folk. I think that may explain a lot, but I'm not sure *what* it explains.

The "Extended Death Set Club Version" of this song is pretty good.
posted by graftole at 11:10 AM on March 17, 2012


*cough* Second breakout hit
posted by humboldt32 at 11:46 AM on March 17, 2012


a big sweater with cat pasterns

Don't correct this. I prefer it. It is much more unsettling than any of the juxtapositions in the video. Dadalicious.
posted by howfar at 1:41 PM on March 17, 2012


I liked it. You people. You seem like the kind of people who think "fun" is sipping Earl Gray while wrapped in a big sweater with cat pasterns and listening to violins and harpsichords on NPR.

Correction: GREEN TEA, asshole.
posted by Fizz at 2:40 PM on March 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I liked it. You people. You seem like the kind of people who think "fun" is sipping Earl Gray while wrapped in a big sweater with cat pasterns and listening to violins and harpsichords on NPR.

I lol'ed...
posted by odinsdream at 6:47 PM on March 17, 2012


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