If you’re familiar with RED FANG (from Portland, OR), you know that not only their songs, but their videos (especially) are the stuff of legend. RED FANG released its second full-length LP earlier this year (April 2011) on Relapse Records – entitled Murder the Mountains. Shortly thereafter, their music video for the first single “Wires” lit-up the airwaves with its low-budget “reality vid” mix of raucous humor and mammoth slabs of doom metal mayhem.
The band worked again with director Whitey McConnaughy – the man behind their equally hilarious/Holy Grail/I-just-got-my-ass-kicked-in video for “Prehistoric Dog” from their first self-titled LP. The video for “Wires” also features ROTFL scenes and skits of the band inhaling cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon, destroying everything in sight with a used station wagon turned makeshift M48 Patton Series war tank, and oh yeah…Rock and Roll everywhere (plus a Brian Posehn cameo, beer helmets, balls, tools, wrecks, lots of gallons of milk, and of course – destruction all over the god damb place).
I’m sure most FANG fans could laugh chat all day about the band’s videos. But perhaps the easiest way – as one “Wires” YouTube commenter QuantumHeap notes – “All music videos forever should be RED FANG music videos.”
RED FANG – “Wires” (Murder the Mountains)
RED FANG – “Prehistoric Dog” (Self-titled)
RED FANG – Portland Tour
FOR FANS OF: MELVINS, CLUTCH, MASTODON, THE SWORD; ungodly riffs of headbanger doom and sludge; getting blasted constantly; raising hell constantly; constantly blasting everything constantly.
Perhaps a close runner-up might have gone to the FOO FIGHTERS’ video for “White Limo.” Happy New Year.