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Can a band be any more Metal than this?
January 4, 2013 2:00 PM   Subscribe

The Robot band Compressorhead plays Motörhead's Ace of Spades.
posted by fings (33 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
They also play Pantera's Becoming which made me remember, good lord, that was a boring album. Well suited to robots.

Then one more click led me to this, which is pretty cool (although it is not metal robotic things playing metal).
posted by Wolfdog at 2:08 PM on January 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


it was bound to happen eventually
posted by philip-random at 2:08 PM on January 4, 2013


I . . . want to hang out with those robots.
posted by brain_drain at 2:12 PM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


For a robot, that drummer is not very steady.
posted by Jode at 2:14 PM on January 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


I see your metallic metal band, and raise you one monkey drummer.
posted by obscurator at 2:22 PM on January 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Can anyone actually hear the song? I can't hear anything over the drums to be honest.

Looks awesome though.
posted by ish__ at 2:28 PM on January 4, 2013


For a robot, that drummer is not very steady.

He's a robot drummer, not a drum machine fer crissakes.
posted by The Michael The at 2:29 PM on January 4, 2013 [11 favorites]


which made me remember, good lord, that was a boring album. Well suited to robots.

That album gets a lot of shit in the Pantera ouvre.. but I thought it was solid and worthy. The death metal and hardcore influences start coming out, moving forward from the relatively bland Slaughter In The Vatican ripoff of their early post-Cowboys From Hell period..

But what do I know, I still think Projects In The Jungle is their best album, all said.
posted by mediocre at 2:36 PM on January 4, 2013


Apparently they mixed up their bassists at the factory. By the way it's standing and barely moving, that bass player is obviously Jon Entwhistle.
posted by spoobnooble II: electric bugaboo at 2:37 PM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh man, that is A-W-E-S-O-M-E-!

L8-ME Killmeister?
posted by Cosine at 2:39 PM on January 4, 2013


Oh, by the ringing in my 80s metalhead ears and Jehane Butler's black, studded leather jacket, this is SO WRONG!
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 2:41 PM on January 4, 2013


Best robot band since Kraftwerk.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 2:45 PM on January 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Did anyone else see the tiny robot in the Motorhead video who seems to do nothing but grip the high-hat stand and headbang? AWESOME.
posted by eustacescrubb at 2:57 PM on January 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


More Compressorhead: AC/DC's "TNT" live in Germany (back when they were Fingers and Stickboy?) and Pantera's "Becoming".
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 2:59 PM on January 4, 2013


Reminds me a bit of Captured! By Robots, which I always thought was a cool idea for a live touring show.

Also, I actually like Far Beyond Driven quite a bit, even if it is not my favorite Pantera album.
posted by mysterpigg at 3:03 PM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


The guitarist and bassist's personalities are perfect stereotypes.
posted by jiawen at 3:17 PM on January 4, 2013


Good to see the classic three robot line up, though the drum kit is missing Philthy Android's double bass drum (and vodka optics)

And an good excuse to post the Greatest Thing On The Internets (TM) again.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:18 PM on January 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


I did not know General Grievous could play the drums.
posted by buzzman at 3:18 PM on January 4, 2013


How do you tell if the stage is level?
The robot drummer is drooling leaking oil from both sides of its mouth.

How many robot drummers does it take to change a lightbulb?
Five: One to screw the bulb in, and four to talk about how much better
Neil Peart could've done it they are than humans.

What do you call a robot drummer with half a brain?
Gifted. A cyborg?

These are harder to write than I thought.
posted by mrnutty at 3:35 PM on January 4, 2013 [14 favorites]


Still remember clearly when I first heard this song on The Young Ones back in the day.
posted by professor plum with a rope at 3:40 PM on January 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


You win some
You lose some
It's all binary to me
posted by Renoroc at 5:21 PM on January 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Although that is indeed the way I like it, baby, I have reconsidered and decided that I actually do want to live forever.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:43 PM on January 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was secretly hoping for a Kompressor/Motorhead collaboration thing.

It was pretty good, but not as awesome as the thing I wanted was in my imagination. I guess life's usually like that, though.
posted by mhoye at 6:08 PM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Notice how Lemmy is much less replaceable than the drummer. [Insert drummer joke here.]
posted by jonp72 at 7:07 PM on January 4, 2013


Now all they need is Vocoder Lemmy and it'll be the GREATEST THING EVER.
posted by Spatch at 8:03 PM on January 4, 2013


Can anyone actually hear the song? I can't hear anything over the drums to be honest.

Welcome to every band I've ever been in...
posted by daHIFI at 9:15 PM on January 4, 2013 [4 favorites]


Cylons playing Motorhead?
This is pretty much how the 1970s predicted the future would turn out.
posted by Mezentian at 10:08 PM on January 4, 2013


I saw them at Robodock in Amsterdam some years ago.
posted by boilermonster at 10:22 PM on January 4, 2013


It's sad (very sad) that most of those book covers are better than actual book covers.
posted by Mezentian at 10:26 PM on January 4, 2013


OMG! I just noticed the robot roadie!
I just hope there are robot soundies too.
posted by Mezentian at 10:44 PM on January 4, 2013


Love their rider (PDF). Take that, Van Halen.
posted by xil at 12:53 AM on January 5, 2013


\m/
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 6:55 AM on January 5, 2013


I'd be more impressed if they'd made it so you could see the robot "fingers" on the fretboard of that guitar.
posted by goatdog at 8:24 AM on January 5, 2013


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