Tuesday, April 20, 2010

KILLDOZER VS NATURE - or: It was awesome! yeah, man, it blew me away

This is the band Killdozer (yes they took their name from the highly enjoyable movie KILLDOZER about a bulldozer that... kills people, haha). I first learnt about the band from reading an interview with them in an early issue of the old punk fanzine Moshable when I lived in Baron's Keep in Baron's Court around 1990. They were among my five fave bands for years and years. Their lyrics were thee best! Music for psycho killers. xD

This is an awesome fan made video for the track "Man Vs. Nature" (from the "12 Point Buck" LP):

On the television, a ship was sinking
it seemed so real, but it was just a movie
made by Irwin Allen (my, what a relief)
and on this ship was Ernest Borgnine,
brave in the face of certain death
he played a cop on a pleasure cruise
along with his wife, an ex-prostitute
Shelley Winters, she was on the ship
she was good, too- but she died
as did Gene Hackman, a preacher,
who gave his life so that others could live
he died shouting "how many more lives?!"

On the screen, the city crumbled
so realistic, but but yet another film
by the master of realism, mr. Irwin Allen
no less a man than Lorne Green, and mr. George Kennedy,
risked their lives to save the lives of strangers
their selflessness was moving
Chuck Heston was in the movie too- but he was just a ham.

On the tv, a building in flames
it was "Towering Inferno" by Irwin Allen
O.J. Simpson led the cast
in a man-against-nature fight-for-survival
it was awesome!
yeah, man, it blew me away.

Fuck today's youth! This is how it's supposed to be.

Incidentally I got the clip via Norton Records' blog, Kicksville 65. I'm sure you know Norton is run by Miriam Linna, the original drummer for The Cramps.