Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Black Lips - Drugs (first cut)

Atlanta bubblegum-garage rockers The Black Lips recently fired up their email machine to find a fan-made video for 200 Million Thousand stand-out “Drugs” awaiting them. Like the unsolicited clip for Good Bad Not Evil’s “Bad Kids” -- a sly vid that juxtaposed images from The Troubles in Northern Ireland with a bouncing-ball onscreen display of the song’s anarchic lyrics -- “Drugs” finds footage from cautionary 70’s Health Class videos playing behind the band’s celebration of youthful hedonism. The Lips gave an eager NME the chance to run the clip early last week. Somehow they already considered it controversial. Guess that’s just par for the course with these guys.


In other news, The Hood Internet recently posted a stellar reworking of GZA-assisted Lips single “Drop I Hold.” However, Genuis is absent from this version, in which the Chicago-based mashup artists append Cole’s caterwauling rap with quality Pharoahe Monch verses from “The Mayor.” And finally, the band’s Filter-sponsored remix contest for “Drop” is currently underway. Remember: submission deadline is August 7th.
(from press release)

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