Skip

Your mom's Amtrak- she's on the rails
November 9, 2012 5:09 PM   Subscribe

Quasi-muppets get wasted at a rich kids graduation bash in Your Parent's Cocaine by Oakland's The Coup.

Yes, it is that same The Coup.
posted by kuujjuarapik (20 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
And the Coup continue to be awesome.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 5:32 PM on November 9, 2012 [8 favorites]


I did think the puppetry was extra crude, but I've liked what I've heard of the new album. They're on tour now in Europe, and they just finished a kickstarter to get a new tour bus outfitted.
posted by Red Loop at 5:50 PM on November 9, 2012


I got a crew too big to fail!
posted by box at 5:53 PM on November 9, 2012


The Coup can do no wrong
posted by Renoroc at 6:00 PM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


And if you want another funky faux-Muppet jam video: The Greyboy Allstars - Still Waiting
posted by overeducated_alligator at 6:05 PM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've been listening to this album all week. Good stuff.
posted by putzface_dickman at 8:32 PM on November 9, 2012


Pacific Heights ain't Sunnydale!!


I've loved The Coup so, so much for so long. This album is GREATNESS.
posted by sc114 at 8:55 PM on November 9, 2012


this is how times have changed. When I was a teenage asshole, all my (or anybody elses) parents ever had was booze and cigarettes. But yeah, we helped ourselves to those.
posted by philip-random at 8:58 PM on November 9, 2012


From '93's Kill My Landlord: The Coup's "Pimps". It's David Rockefeller, Jean Paul Getty, and Donald Trump, rapping.

Classic genius hip-hop.

PS Here are the lyrics (with breakdown).
posted by Mike Mongo at 9:00 PM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I got the album via their kickstarter. It's good but not great. For my money, Killer Mike has put out the best hip-hop album two years in a row.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 9:52 PM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Gee I wonder who he could be talking about in the Bay Area.
posted by wuwei at 9:56 PM on November 9, 2012


I like but don't love the new album as a whole, but goddamn if The Guillotine isn't the dirtiest funk I've heard in a long time. Come to think of it, most of their albums are like that for me, where there's one or two tracks that I play obsessively for years and the rest of it I just kind of forget about. Party Music was like that with the absurdly awesome 'Get Up'.
posted by item at 1:13 AM on November 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I kind of wish "Occupy a Rich Dude's House" hadn't already been taken....
posted by pxe2000 at 5:58 AM on November 10, 2012


Holy cow how was I previously unacquainted with The Coup. This is fantastic!
posted by winna at 7:09 AM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hahahaha! So catchy! Love it, though I doubt any college graduates like the ones being sung about have ever heard of The Coup, would ever hear this song or would recognise themselves if they did hear it.

This would've been a boss song to have been around when I was at uni, where there were way too many kids like these brats, and it would have been a comfort for me to know that there were artists out there who had their number. I mean, "Exhuming McCarthy" was about their grandparents, you know?
posted by droplet at 7:21 AM on November 10, 2012


The entirety of this album, Sorry to Bother You, is currently streaming for free at the AV Club. Highly recommended.
posted by enn at 7:24 AM on November 10, 2012


Great album and there are also videos for "The Guillotine" and "Land of Seven Billion Dances".
posted by jeffen at 7:36 AM on November 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I doubt any college graduates like the ones being sung about have ever heard of The Coup, would ever hear this song or would recognise themselves if they did hear it.

One of the great ironies of my college experience was the girl who played Pulp's Common People too much, never realizing it was about her.
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:00 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seconding Seven Billion Dances. Killer hooks, inspired genre-mixing, and oh oh oh the dancers from Oakland are reinventing the uses and gratifications of the human body.
posted by gusandrews at 10:41 AM on November 11, 2012


Cool. Boots hooked up with the strange and wonderful Gabby La La a while ago, you can see her grooving in the second half of that Guillotine video, and I sense she has had a positive and weirdening influence on his artistic sensibilities. Thanks for posting this!
posted by latkes at 9:07 AM on November 15, 2012


« Older Immersed in a room where every surface is glowing...   |   stumbles Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post