Friday, February 23, 2007

DAILY DOSE, 02.23.07

After recovering from the Slayer festivities, eating some Zaxby’s (that shit is good), and donning the ceremonial vestments (in this case, a Washington Capitals road jersey), we’re ready to dish out another Daily Dose.

We’ve touched on the many different representations of the Groove and the Funk in various genres. We’ve also overlooked one fairly important genre, one that had a profound influence on both rock and metal.

Punk, baby! But not this wussy emo-punk-pop on the radio nowadays (we’re looking at you, Fall Out Boy; a clever "Simpsons" reference does not a good band make). Sure, we could throw down some Bad Brains or early Misfits or the awesomely bad Sex Pistols (anyone heard "Friggin’ in the Riggin’" lately?) but we’re gonna go with a slightly more recent act...

The Dwarves - "Motherfucker" (From "Blood, Guts, and Pussy")

First off, great title for a song.

Second, these guys are nuts. Just look at the name of the album.

Third, it really is a good, thrashy punk song.

Fourth, the "Surfin’ Bird" part at the end is straight-up bad-ass. And hilarious, if you juxtapose it with a "Back to the Beach" context.

Fifth, did I mention that these guys are nuts? I mean, kooky-batshit-daffy crazy. It shows through in their music, and we at the Church enjoy that sort of thing.

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