Sunday, August 31, 2008

Metal Inquisition Video Vault: Obituary on public access television (Circa '91)

Here we see Trevor looking much like Rodin's The Thinker, wondering why on earth he looks so much like Skeletor, and whey he's wearing white socks with black shoes.


We are once again opening up our video vault, so that Metal Inquisition readers can enjoy the metal goodness that has been hiding in the mountains of VHS and Beta tapes that are sitting around in my basement. This time, I bring you Florida's Obituary on public access television. I got this video, along with some Deicide and Napalm Death footage on a trade with Pat from Hellwitch back in 1992. Watch and enjoy. Please note the following:

- Great set decor. Nothing says "metal" like wicker.

- Sweet Sadus hat/hair combo

- "Plus, you're thrashing so hard" (0:59)

- "Did you guys ever jump into the pit?" , as she says that she makes the face shown above. (1:05)

- Awkward moment with young kid who thinks "Man in the box" is a song by Red Hot Chili Peppers (3:22)

- Awesome burgundy sweatpants are both versatile and comfortable (5:17)

- Great discussion about the validity of recording at Morrisound, sadly there's no talk about why bass drums sound like typewriters when recorded there. (6:42)




14 comments:

  1. That hostess looks a bit like Amy Lee...also, look at her tongue-play at 6:31.

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  3. Some Jane's Addiction does sound like Red Hot Chilli Peppers however their names are different.

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  4. They seem like cool people, really!

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  5. Also, this video reminds me of a project I always wanted to do: Retrograde Tardyism. We'd cover a wide range of older music, from rockabilly to dark wave to new wave and play everything straight and as close to the original as possible, only I'd have someone doing a competent Tardy impression of the vocals. It'd be hilarious forever.

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  6. god, this video brings back memories! the hostess is so awkward, i couldn't watch the whole thing. I felt so embarrassed for her! anyway, im grabbing my 'cause of death' and 'slowly' CDs right now and putting them in my car. it's gonna be an obituary-commute-week this week!

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  7. Plus, she keeps on repeating "your energy is incredible" to the guys...sounds like she wanna be gangbanged by watkins, the skull and don tardy!

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  8. aw man, does anyone have the Wrathchild America clip?...yeah im from Baltimore ha...

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  9. This clip makes me proud to be from Florida, however Morrisound doesn't.

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  10. Wow! The "jump in the pit face" needs to become INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN. It is the best thing ever.

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  11. I have a feeling that the best selling mask this Halloween will be the "jump in the pit" face mask

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  12. Watching this old clip from the once-mighty Obituary brought me back to the days of "Cause of Death." That album kicks so much fuckin ass. Trendfags and holier-than-thou metal elitists like to point to "Slowly.." as the ultimate Obituary release, but I think MI staff and readers know that Cause of Death beat the shit out of it. Too bad they never really released anything that great after this. And who could forget/forgive such utter dreck as the "Don't Care" EP or the cock-swallowing gay grandeur of "Bullituary," when they teamed up with 3rd rate rappers on "Back from the Dead." I think a little part of me died when I heard that ka-ka.

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