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September 8, 2005 7:32 AM   Subscribe

Bizarre music video featuring a cgi animated Nazi army composed of anthropomorphized piglets. The video is for a song called Shvayne by a 19 year old Russian singer named Natasha Ionova, who performs under the name Glukoza. Video is embedded flash animation.
posted by jonson (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
War pigs?
posted by meh at 7:39 AM on September 8, 2005


Because every day needs a little nazi imagery to brighten it up.
posted by crunchland at 7:41 AM on September 8, 2005


So, Nazi Pigs versus the Have a Nice Day smiley face bridage and the blonde leader, presumably the singer.

And I thought the Japanese made weird stuff.
posted by Talanvor at 7:45 AM on September 8, 2005


Was the battle scene a LOTR ripoff/homage/parody?
posted by sourwookie at 7:47 AM on September 8, 2005


It's no Maus, that's for sure.
posted by ITheCosmos at 8:03 AM on September 8, 2005


fascist pigs
posted by NinjaPirate at 8:04 AM on September 8, 2005


Not underage, not lesbian, not two of 'em, no hard nipples, that's not russian pop!
posted by kush at 8:25 AM on September 8, 2005


The elephant things did give me a brief flashback to RotK, yeah.
posted by Talanvor at 8:29 AM on September 8, 2005


I think the title to this post should have been "Nazi pigs fuck off!"

arf
posted by djstig at 8:30 AM on September 8, 2005


Two things: I wish more people could hear their favorite pop songs done in a foreign language first, it forces you to focus on just how bad the 'music' part of it is. Secondly; how does a band from Russia afford that kind of video?

overall, I thought it was pretty cool (bad metaphors aside).
posted by j.p. Hung at 8:31 AM on September 8, 2005


how does a band from Russia afford that kind of video?

That 3D was a LOT of work. My guess is they they licensed a pre-existing short and just laid their music on top of it.
posted by flyboy at 8:34 AM on September 8, 2005


Any rough translations? I mean, I got the point i guess, but I wish I knew what they were saying.
posted by ackeber at 8:40 AM on September 8, 2005


how does a band from Russia afford that kind of video?

See, there's this Russian oil magnate who's trying to accomodate his psychologically damaged artist niece, so he's set up a privatized prison where he's gotten all of the prisoners to work on rendering... Oh, wait. That's the plot of William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition".


What's up with all the 60th anniversary stuff anyway? China's been commemorating the "War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression" in a big way. Guess they figure there won't be many participants left for the 75th anniversary...
posted by Slothrup at 8:43 AM on September 8, 2005


Any rough translations? I mean, I got the point i guess, but I wish I knew what they were saying.

The lyrics. It's apparently about how men are pigs.
posted by cmonkey at 8:48 AM on September 8, 2005


Lyrics.

The gist I'm getting from it is very anti-pop/anti-go with the flow. (Anyone out there more fluent in Russian idioms?)
posted by zerokey at 8:52 AM on September 8, 2005


From the 3rd link:
Her Label is a part of a company that also produces 3D animated films. The animation team created all the videoclips for Glukoza and as you can see – they´re really good.

posted by lyam at 8:52 AM on September 8, 2005


d0h!
english translation right on her site
posted by zerokey at 8:59 AM on September 8, 2005


Heh most amusing, excellent vid, one of those simple-annoying tunes that worms it's way into your head and won't leave for the rest of the day. Facists, check - LOTR, check - but what's with the golden soother HitlerPig retrieves from the vault?
posted by scheptech at 9:23 AM on September 8, 2005


Oh and Glukoza translates as sugar, as in 'glucose' presumably. You have to love language sometimes... heh, a pop singer named Glucose.
posted by scheptech at 9:31 AM on September 8, 2005


english translation right on her site

fyi, that's a fansite -- not her official site
posted by puffin at 9:36 AM on September 8, 2005


Well... she's cute, anyway.
posted by papercake at 9:39 AM on September 8, 2005


soother?

Where's that term from?
posted by Relay at 9:42 AM on September 8, 2005


Godwinpalooza!

Very cool video, but damn, that song is gonna be stuck in my head for weeks.
posted by maryh at 9:44 AM on September 8, 2005


Godwinpalooza soother

Say that three times real fast.

Is that from a Zippy cartoon?
posted by Relay at 9:46 AM on September 8, 2005


soother
posted by scheptech at 9:48 AM on September 8, 2005


Oh yeah, I got the inference as to what it is (it's fairly obvious), but it's just a term I'd never heard before.
posted by Relay at 9:50 AM on September 8, 2005


what's with the golden soother

Looting of art and wealth from occupied countries, perhaps
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:50 AM on September 8, 2005


Have I mentioned how much I despise embedded video?

Direct Link [torrent/avi] Share the love!

What, you think you can stop me with your impotent Macromedia power? Behold my hacker-fu!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:53 AM on September 8, 2005


This shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
posted by basicchannel at 9:59 AM on September 8, 2005


C_D, you're awesome. Thanks.
posted by jonson at 10:02 AM on September 8, 2005


How did you manage that Civil? I'd about given up on the embedded video stopping and starting.

Thanks.
posted by Manjusri at 10:05 AM on September 8, 2005


Looting of art and wealth

Good call..
posted by scheptech at 10:16 AM on September 8, 2005


How did you manage that Civil?

:)

1. Save SWF file. 2. Decompile SWF file to find FLV source. 3. Save FLV source. 4. Export FLV to suitable file format. 5. Save audio (Sound Forge can capture all audio going to the speakers). 6. Compile video+audio in VirtualDub, correct for any time-shifts, convert to proper FPS. 7. Host file on public tracker. 8. All done!

I'd about given up on the embedded video stopping and starting.

SEE!? This is why embedded video is evil!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:17 AM on September 8, 2005


(While that may seem excessive, it actually only took a few minutes. The annoying part was that Flash MX wouldn't export the audio, necessitating steps 5 and 6. Otherwise it would have taken all of 2 minutes, tops.)
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:19 AM on September 8, 2005


The torrent has no seeds.

funny eXile bit:

Fans Boycott GlukoZa Concert

MOSCOW -- Young Russian pop star GlukoZa was booed off-stage during her performance at Luzhniki Stadium last week after fans realized that her microphone had been switched on during the entire concert, and she was singing every song live, rather than lip-synching.


I agree it's a lot of work but I also think it's originally produced for her. The platinum-blonde rebel leader seems to be modeled on Glukoza herself. It's really amazing stuff -- references galore, from Hitler's jig to LOTR to the great aviation film of the 1920s called Wings.

According to a post in the Glukoza forum, from the Russian edition of Rolling Stone (?!):

The artists -animatory of Maxim Fadeyev's studio finished the work on the clip to the new song of glukoza under the working name "shvayne" ("pigs"). The work on the clip was conducted ten times by animatorami in the course of the 3rd months. In the battle scenes participate more than 20 000 characters

Unfortunately, I couldn't find out anything more about Maxim Fadeyev, other than that he's really a record producer: here's an article on his suite of pop bands including Glukoza.
posted by dhartung at 10:58 AM on September 8, 2005


The torrent has no seeds.

PirateBay takes a few minutes to register the seed, but I can guarantee you it does, because I'm looking at my client right now and I've got 8 people leeching it. So there.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:05 AM on September 8, 2005


Did it sound a lot like "I Am the Walrus" to anyone else?
posted by TheSpook at 5:53 PM on September 8, 2005


The wounds of the Great Patriotic War will never heal. Even for foxy 19-yr old pop stars. Beating the shit out of Hitler's "grey-green slugs" still resonates with great power, 60 years on. "Schweine," nicht var?

Thanks for the torrent C_D. It is a brilliant video.
posted by rdone at 6:11 PM on September 8, 2005


did anyone catch the gold christian cross earring in her ear just before she captures piglet/hitler?
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 9:14 AM on September 9, 2005


She's wearing it in one ear and a triangle in the other earlier in the video as well.
posted by beaglebot at 9:47 AM on September 10, 2005


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