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Watch This Now: King Parrot – “Dead End”

“Over and over again, the scene’s all fucked with your dead end friends…”

What a relief. Back at the end of 2012, King Parrot assaulted the senses of Australia’s heavy music community with one of the funniest videos from the genre in years for their anthemic Shit on the Liver. Countless phrases from the video have entered the lexicon – ask around about Bonox, “the system” or being fucking ropeable. Naturally, I had high hopes for what would follow video-wise from these extreme metallers, and I would have been one of the very first people to click on the video for Bozo the second it dropped in my inbox.

It was a performance video.

Don’t get me wrong – a King Parrot live show is not to be missed. But I can’t begin to describe the heartbreak I felt when I realised that there was to be no characters, no ridiculous plot or any twists in the clip. Just a straight-up montage. It was because of this that I was a little concerned about bothering with the video for Dead End – they hurt me so badly last time. Thankfully, they’re back in the game – this might even be a better video than Shit on the Liver; and given that was one of my favourite videos of 2012, that’s saying something. It’s a pub party that gets about as wild as you’d expect when KP are involved – there’s a headbanging cameo from Randy the Puppet, a creepy cameo from the Spazzys sisters as the Grady daughters from The Shining and some crowdsurfing from the ever-reliable Youngy. Oh, and there’s beer. Like, a metric shit-tonne of beer. Welcome back, guys. Don’t EVER do that to me again, okay?

Watch This Now: Sammy J – “Keep It Clean (The Fuck Song)”

“Everytime we don’t say the word fuck, we pump that fucker up…”

I’m amazed that Sammy J has the time to do anything these days. In-between writing and recording his second solo album, Skinny Man Modern World, touring his new show The Inheritance with everyone’s favourite purple puppet Randy (aka Heath McIvor) and getting ready to become a dad for the first time, the skinny one has managed to squeeze in a bit of time to make a video for one of the many hilarious numbers from the new album (which, by the way, you can grab here or here). I’m very glad that he has, however, as it is a surprisingly sweet and very entertaining clip.

Swiftly made and on a low budget, the clip essentially revolves around Sammy’s pleas with a dodgy promoter to forget about what is perceived as “bad” language and allow the word fuck to simply become just another word. If you read this blog with any sense of regularity, you’ll know how much I love to drop a good f-bomb every now and then – so to see a song like this is right up my fucking alley. Good fucking on you, Sammy J – oh, and can you please save me one of those tap-dancing teddy bears?

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