Wednesday, January 10, 2007

VideoDame Presents: Spacelord by Monster Magnet

Alright, time to pop this bitch, and what better to do it with a stoner-thrash-rock band that draws its core inspiration from my hometown of Las Vegas?

The what: I first came across the Making Of...of this video on MTV, and the station dutifully played it as they are wont to do for their own shills. But Monster Magnet is not your classic MTV story (or maybe it's so MTV that it's gone out of fashion). Dave Wyndorf, the goatee'd fella you see below locked himself in the now-defunct downtown casino The Plaza for two weeks to write this album and snort probably epic amounts of toot. Or toot epic amounts of snort. Whatever.

As for me, two guys behind me in chemistry class in high school when this video came out and used to casually lob the lines to each other, in a conversational tone as in: "I've been stuffed in your pocket, for the last thousand days." "You know, when I don't get my bath I take it out on the slaves?" "I left my throne a million miles away!" "I drink from your tit, I sing the blues every day!"

Yeah, we got a lot done in high school.

Here it is, in all its balls-out, pyrotechnic, cock-swinging glory:

The why: Now what's this got to do with sex and the Manifesto you ask? "I ate all the rest/and now I've gotta eat you" Just purely from the bombastic lyrics, which somehow never go over the top for how many blowaway lines they have right in a row this video alone should be activating my buttons.

But the thing itself! In between the pimped out lightbulb zoot suit, camera emphasis on everyone's damp, vinyl-covered crotch, the frankly ejaculatory fireworks display and the choreographed head banging by girls in red booty shorts, I'm giving myself a pass to talk this out to y'all and just saying that this whole fucking thing is so damnably, glorious self-explanatory in its unrepentant sleaze.

If you're not a little fuckin' dazzled you must have a shortage in your hard wiring, emphasis on the hard. Put it to you this way, this video is the best sex you'll probably have with a Las Vegas hooker. And I think in terms of larger scale, this video really informed the way LV the city markets itself now--as a big, huge, clean*, glam, blood orgy for the right people where the Dom and the ass flows freely. It's as commercial as it can be, my hometown, but it can make you feel damn good sometimes.

Who to have sex with after: Someone you're not afraid to hurt but can definitely laugh with when your handcuffs get stuck together, or something.

Watch carefully kids, yours truly,

*Clean is very strange but apt way to describe this video. Clean is something Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson et al kinda ....neglect, as you will see later.

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