Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Scariest All Hallows' Eve Post - DIE ANTWOORD

In the spirit of Halloween I bring you Die Antwoord from South Africa. The weirdest scariest strangest thing I have encountered in a long time. Scarier than Jeffrey and Dave deciding to do high powered solid state gear for highly efficient horns. I've been studying these guys for a while and they are not what they appear to be. Shock rockers ain't got noth'n on Die Antwoord.

Die Antwoord's musical and visual style incorporates elements of zef culture, described as modern and trashy, appropriating out-of-date, discarded cultural elements. Yo-Landi said, "It's associated with people who soup their cars up and rock gold and shit. Zef is, you're poor but you're fancy. You're poor but you're sexy, you've got style." Their lyrics are performed in Afrikaans, Xhosa, and English.


The Surgeon Gerneral's Warning: The videos listed below may be considered disturbing at best. The lyrics and imagery can be explicit at times. 

Something to offend everyone.

The videos are in no specific order.

Fatty Boom Boom
Lady GaGa invited them to tour with her and this was her response

Enter The Ninja

Baby's On Fire

Evil Boy
Produced by director of District 9

Zef Side
If there was an intro for this band this is it.

Rich Bitch

I Fink You Freeky
Flea makes an appearence

Cookie Thumper
FOK JULLE NAAIERS
This video was written for the record label they had just signed to but the label wanted them to tone it down abit and try to do a more mainstream album. They requested that they not use such bad language. I'm thinking that wasn't the correct approach.

If you made it through all these videos..... 
Dang! 
Please post your thoughts in the comments section.

Honestly I still don't know what to think of these guys. They crack me up and at the same time make me thing WTF.

Happy All Hallows' Eve

9 comments:

  1. they are the perfect compliment to moondog. Think of how many people walked past 53rd and 6 saying look at that poor soul a lifetime ago.


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    1. No kidding. The more I learn about Moondog the more amazed I am.

      Die Antwoord really crack me up.

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    2. their tone is consistent, i like their artsy approach & lyrics

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  2. my wife hates this stuff , I think it's funny

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    1. My GF hates it but now she is singing Rich Bitch lol...

      I hated them at first but they are much like an infection.

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  3. I just keep coming back to these. I love them. I think they are genuinely creative, edgy and refreshingly different.

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