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October 22, 2012 5:45 PM   Subscribe

Metal band Red Fang gets $5000 to make a video.
posted by klangklangston (40 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
The first Red Fang video is also can't-miss. Same director.
Red Fang - Prehistoric Dog
These guys are Portland locals, bumped into them a few times. Great dudes.
posted by churl at 5:52 PM on October 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


1) Clearly Posehn cost a hella lot more than $0.00

2) I swear I had that flag helmet as a young'n.

3) I swear that guitarist (especially when wearing that hat) is a much younger version of my old mechanic. Seriously, it's uncanny.

4) They should've used a Pinto.
posted by symbioid at 5:53 PM on October 22, 2012


I love consumer rock.
posted by Nomyte at 5:55 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


thankfully filming costs nothing!
posted by fuzzypantalones at 5:58 PM on October 22, 2012


MoneyShot!
posted by mannequito at 5:59 PM on October 22, 2012


I'm pretty sure Beavis and Butthead would approve of this video.
posted by blaneyphoto at 5:59 PM on October 22, 2012


I'm pretty sure I was led to this video before by this comment.
posted by Daddy-O at 6:04 PM on October 22, 2012


I don't even like Red Fang, but their videos are really entertaining. Like OK GO in that regard.
posted by Pope Guilty at 6:21 PM on October 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


SO MUCH MILK.

Seriously, when that shit hit the hot engine, that car had to be smelling baaaaad.
posted by xedrik at 6:32 PM on October 22, 2012


Boner.
posted by bardic at 6:50 PM on October 22, 2012


That was really quite good.
posted by brennen at 6:55 PM on October 22, 2012


Not the pinball machine!

(or the lead-containing TVs!)
posted by DU at 6:58 PM on October 22, 2012


Pretty sweet!
posted by ph00dz at 7:01 PM on October 22, 2012


DU: TVs also contain communist ideals. You win some, you lose some.
posted by special agent conrad uno at 7:04 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think I actually recognize that organ discarded by my church during renovations. I wondered what happened to it.
posted by mkb at 7:12 PM on October 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


I watched this on mute with the debates on and it was just as enjoyable.
posted by Area Control at 7:30 PM on October 22, 2012


Not to be pedantic, but aren't these guys more 'stoner rock' (a la Queens of the Stone Age) than metal? Anyway, fun video. :)
posted by Drexen at 7:32 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not to be pedantic, but aren't these guys more 'stoner rock' (a la Queens of the Stone Age) than metal? Anyway, fun video. :)

Upholding metallic ideals is an increasingly lost cause.

With absolutely no sarcasm intended I say that misguided attempts at using chords and vocal hooks combined with a pretty shocking and unconscionable kicking-to-the-curb of The Riff have created a whole bunch of bands who call themselves metal but don't understand that metal IS the rhythm guitar riff. Everything else is gravy.

Even some who used to approach metal in the proper riff-based way are shitting the bed as if they looked around and said "Hey, if all these new bands are getting away with not writing any good riffs what the fuck are we bothering for?" Lamb of God I'm looking at you.

And I'm not really referring to the band this post is about, I'm just taking up your space and time to talk about my own fragile feelings about bloody, brutal metal.
posted by TheRedArmy at 7:48 PM on October 22, 2012 [9 favorites]


Which one's Wendy O?
posted by hal9k at 8:20 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Who was the clerk in the store where they bought all the junk food? He looked familiar.
posted by sauril at 8:29 PM on October 22, 2012


Brian Posehn
posted by fuzzypantalones at 8:35 PM on October 22, 2012


I lived next door to Dave Sullivan (their guitarist, the guy getting the mail in the beginning of the video) in pdx and have been in that house many times. Dave is, in addition to being a shredding guitarist, a really sharp coder and once of the nicest guys in the world. I was stoked when I lost contact with him and then found out he was in a rock band touring all over the place.
posted by mullingitover at 8:39 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ah - Hence the first post - thanks.

These guys are fun, if they ever come through town I'll check them out.
posted by sauril at 8:51 PM on October 22, 2012


SO MUCH MILK.

I'm thinking that was the cumshot. Except it came kind of early.
posted by philip-random at 9:18 PM on October 22, 2012


If this is metal, then what is Cavalera Conspiracy?
posted by Brocktoon at 9:19 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I saw the check cashing and the gas station food and was like "Noooo! You're on a budget! Both of those things could have been a lot cheaper with a little bit of planning!". Because I'm a dork like that.
posted by rh at 9:31 PM on October 22, 2012


> Clearly Posehn cost a hella lot more than $0.00

Eh I don't know that this is clear. He's been a friend and outspoken fan of the band since before this album dropped – they may have paid him, or it's just as likely he did it for fun.

On the other hand, I am pretty sure they don't give a rip whether they're categorized as "metal" or not. "The one great thing about rock and roll," as pyramid termite once said, "is that if you turn it up to 11, you can't hear what they're saying about it"
posted by churl at 9:33 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Proud to be a Portlander right now.
posted by elwoodwiles at 9:50 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


But they could have put the $5k in a savings account at 0.1% interest and retired in...ah, never mind this was a much better investment.
posted by arcticseal at 10:04 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just moved back to Portland and have aready watched this video like four times to get psyched up.

Now I am going to watch it a fifth time and see what happens.
posted by compartment at 11:35 PM on October 22, 2012


Good, cuz it's not metal, let's all be clear on that.
posted by Brocktoon at 11:46 PM on October 22, 2012


COME ON GUYS IT'S PBR JUST RUN THAT PISSWATER OVER
posted by louche mustachio at 4:48 AM on October 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks for posting. I liked the tune. Also got a kick out of the sight gag of the bumper stickers on the station wagon as they're pulling out of the used car lot.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:41 AM on October 23, 2012


That parking lot was very distinctly the Grocery Outlet by my house.
posted by asfuller at 9:34 AM on October 23, 2012


I'm gonna get me a pair of Google Goggles so I can watch this nonstop on top of boring old reality FOREVER.
posted by axoplasm at 10:05 AM on October 23, 2012


"If this is metal, then what is Cavalera Conspiracy?"

Also metal. Metal is big. TRVEKVLT is bvllshit.
posted by klangklangston at 10:57 AM on October 23, 2012


That's like saying Lady Gaga is New Wave.
posted by Brocktoon at 1:11 PM on October 23, 2012


Well, no. And if you really want to go down the pedant's guide to genre dickery, I'm happy to do that with you, but in order to make a claim that this isn't metal, you're going to need a definition that cuts out bands like Mastadon and Venom.

(And "New Wave" is a bad counter-example because it's tied to a time period much more than a sound.)
posted by klangklangston at 1:31 PM on October 23, 2012


While all the subgenres and definitions could be argued endlessly, I quite enjoy this site for a taste of different bands and eras of metal http://mapofmetal.com
posted by asfuller at 2:21 PM on October 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


That's a pretty sweet site. Thanks.
posted by klangklangston at 3:37 PM on October 23, 2012


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