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‘Crazy Horses’: The Osmonds tear it the fuck up
12.21.2012
08:04 am

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Can the Osmonds ever really be considered truly rad? Is there a point, historically speaking, when the twee songs of the Bros Osmond flip over into “good” bad musical territory? Good question (even if I do pose it myself!).

Many people—-most, probably—would argue “no” that it’s not possible for the Osmonds to be truly rad, no matter what I might think—they were a freakin’ Mormon rock band comprised of biological brothers to begin with, two bigger strikes would be hard to think of—but have these close-minded naysayers ever seen the Osmonds dressed like pimps straight off the Parliment-Funkadelic Mothership performing “Crazy Horses” and driving the crowd absolutely wild?

Feast your eyes on this clip of the Osmonds, in outfits that would cause Huggy Bear to blush, on German television in 1972 doing their classic almost heavy metal single, “Crazy Horses.” Admittedly this song is an anomaly in their repertoire, but tell me this tune ain’t rad! It’s as rad as fuck and you know it is.

Imagine if Run DMC had sampled this song instead of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” and all of a sudden, The Osmonds would have been hip. It could’ve happened. And in a least one alternate universe, it probably did…
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds
Armageddon rock: The very metal sound of The Osmonds

Spacerock druids Lumerians performing lysergic Osmonds’ cover

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Armageddon rock: The very metal sound of The Osmonds


 
Dangerous Minds’ reader Rhodri turned me on to this slowed down (from 45 r.p.m to 33 r.p.m) version of The Osmonds’ “Crazy Horses.” A pretty great rock song has now become a monolithic slab of heavy metal with Cookie Monster vocals.

I added some video as eye candy and I think it works quite nicely.

Armageddon rock from America’s favorite Mormons. Considering the song is about the deadly effects of automobile pollution, this slooooowed down version is suitably doom-laden.
 

 

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The Osmonds rock hard!
01.24.2012
12:57 pm

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As the world falls apart around us, there will always be “Crazy Horses” to provide a moments respite from the hellish visions that press their faces against the windowpanes of absolute reality.

Osmonds, now more than ever!
 

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Spacerock druids Lumerians performing lysergic Osmonds’ cover
01.26.2011
07:21 pm

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Druidic, droning space-rockers Lumerians perform a hoodoo-infused cover of The Osmonds’ “Crazy Horses” on San Francisco public access program Dance Party Revival.

Their debut album, Transmalinnia comes out in March on Knitting Factory Records.

More Lumerians on Dangerous Minds

Crazy Horses: The Osmonds tear it the fuck up
 

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