Fucked Up and The Halsi Nation teamed up for a cover of MDC’s “John Wayne Was a Nazi” after a joint headlining tour in Canada. The song is a scathing critique of conservative propaganda and hero worship.
Upon listening, this anthem morphs with the chemistry of Fucked Up and The Halcy Nation, turning the music into aggressive, bass-thumping territory.
Aside from the instrumental playing, the vocal performance furthers the madness by the way both singers yell and scream the lyrics with pure rage. Fucked Up and The Halsi Nation’s version of “John Wayne Was a Nazi” might have people headbanging as the music blares through the speakers.
For The Halluci Nation’s Ehren ‘Bear Witness’ Thomas and Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, the decision to collaborate on this classic track was based on how the original flipped a myth about John Wayne.
“This song has been with me since high school,” explains Bear Witness. “This song and MDC have stuck with me for years. There is anger and that message in this piece, but I love that it also has black humor. It’s what we do.” makes music and visuals, and is very much in line with the message we are trying to convey of fighting the one-sided misrepresentation of indigenous peoples in the media. Become.”
“For me, it’s like,” says Abraham. searchers At school, John Wayne is very much presented as an iconic North American figure. As a young punk, hearing this song for the first time changed my perspective on him. Suddenly the hero becomes the villain and we see what’s going on in Pop’s culture. As a punk boy, this song was one of the first to show the cracks in the surface. ”
Halluci Nation Reintroduces The World With 2021 Album another saturday night. Comprised of Bear Witness and Tim “2oolman” Hill, the Juno Award-winning duo collaborates with artists from a variety of musical genres and cultural groups, contributing to conversations around the representation of the contemporary Indigenous experience. is regarded as
Fucked Up latest album one day was released in January. BrooklynVegan hailed the album as one of his best albums of the first quarter of 2023. Written and recorded over the course of a day, this album is full-bodied and direct, demonstrating Fucked Up’s most brutal and passionate moments.
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