When I was in college, I was totally into the band My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. Just recently I was digging through the bottom of my stash of old t-shirts and found the "Kooler Than Jesus" shirt my friend Scott made (and did a damn fine job of it, too) so I wore it (in Wisconsin, no less!) and I've been reminiscing about those guys the last few days. I just looked up some of their tracks on YouTube (yes, I'm supposed to be working) with fan videos that are really well done. Here's "A Daisy Chain 4 Satan", which was always one of my favorites; the video is made from great clips from old old drug education films:
Rivaling this one in my experience is "The Devil Does Drugs"; although this video isn't as good as the previous one, it does have this excellent comment on YouTube: "I remember stomping ,flailing throwing fists, and being on drugs, but thats as far as I remember. I awoke stuck to my pillow with my own blood, and this song was still playing, fucking awesome. Thanks for memories."
That one has some of the best lyrics and samples ever, including the infinitely famous "Everybody thinks I'm high and I am", which inspired DJ Voodoo and The Liquid Method to make a slammin' breakbeat techno track, which featured prominently on a mix CD called Funky Desert Breaks by DJ John Kelley:
Not so great on my little computer speakers but fantastic with real bass. I gotta get my home system working again but who has the time.
I was thinking about how influential this music was in my impressionable youth, and then I realized, well, I guess that explains a lot...
By the way, if anyone knows where that sample is originally
from, I'd love to hear it.