I’ve been working on my list of the best videos of 2010 and until I saw this vile piece of crap I hadn’t even thought of beginning a ‘worst of’ list. But this knucklehead cover of ‘Bad Company’ by a bunch of tough guy poseurs from L.A. with the mucho macho name of Five Finger Death Punch really blows chunks.
Promoting their album, the repugnantly titled War Is The Answer, this video is by far one of the stupidest things I’ve seen that lays claim to being rock and roll.
Considering it’s a song about ruthless outlaw killers, trying to re-work ‘Bad Company’ into a militaristic anthem is just plain idiotic. But even worse, the footage of the band in Iraq, brandishing guns, playing G.I. Joe and buddying up to actual soldiers, is pathetic and offensive. These pricks ain’t patriots, they’re assholes exploiting a war to sell a few records. Fuck em!
I can’t imagine seeing a more noxious video in 2010 unless Ted Nugent comes up with something new in the next few months. If these guys weren’t so stupid, they’d be dangerous…like bed bugs or crab lice.