With a ruby coloured hand he'll reach in and grab your gland
November 16, 2016 4:49 AM   Subscribe

He's a god, he's a man, he's a ghost, he's a guru. From the amazing world of Deviant Art comes DrFaustusAU (previously) who has created an almost pitch perfect mashup of Nick Cave's classic song and Dr Seuss. We'll soon be whispering his name through this disappearing land.
posted by h00py (12 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
 
(Click on the little picture marked 'next' under the main pictures to see the whole thing. I saw the complete set collected in another link but it's preferable to go to the artist's page).
posted by h00py at 5:40 AM on November 16, 2016


It’s still a work-in-progress, though, isn’t it? With the ‘you don’t have no self-respect / you feel like an insect’ image being the recentest one? In any case: beautifully-done!
posted by misteraitch at 5:48 AM on November 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm glad the artist is still working on this.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:51 AM on November 16, 2016


Ah, I didn't realise it wasn't finished. I should have, of course, being a fan of the song. Well, I too look forward to the complete complete set!
posted by h00py at 5:54 AM on November 16, 2016


Wow, this is disturbingly perfect. Thanks for posting, I really hope they continue.
posted by fiercecupcake at 7:11 AM on November 16, 2016


With Nick Cave, I'm thinking what is this referencing?, a Papal Encyclical?, William Blake?

Turns out to be Milton, Paradise Lost (Book II, 170-174): "What if the breath that kindled those grim fires, / Awaked, should blow them into sevenfold rage, / And plunge us in the flames; or from above / Should intermitted vengeance arm again / His red right hand to plague us?".
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:53 AM on November 16, 2016 [8 favorites]


Huh, I wonder if that same line inspired Mignola's Hellboy. The song was in the first film.
posted by zombieflanders at 7:58 AM on November 16, 2016


If you found yourself clicking on the main link only to be completely unable to figure out how to view the rest (I don't seem to have those little "next" buttons), this link to the gallery of images for this project may help.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:50 AM on November 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Quotes John Milton on the walls in his victims' blood
Police are investigating at tremendous cost
In my house he wrote "HIS RED RIGHT HAND"
That, I'm told, is from Paradise Lost
--Nick Cave, "Song of Joy"
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:53 AM on November 16, 2016 [5 favorites]


Really looking forward to Peaky Blinders season 4 coming to Netflix...
posted by TwoToneRow at 10:55 AM on November 16, 2016 [3 favorites]


There once was a man named Duane Barry
An FBI agent off did he carry
On ascent to the stars
In the boot of his car
The aliens 'copter long didn't tarry
posted by comealongpole at 1:59 PM on November 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


this link to the gallery of images for this project may help.

Thanks, Dirty. I've been wanting to show this to my spouse for about a week (because we're watching Peaky Blinders and the song interested her) but I hadn't been able to find a tidy way of looking at the pages in order. This works.
posted by dlugoczaj at 2:45 PM on November 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


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