Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hollywood Undead

From "Bitches" By Hollywood Undead

Bitches I hope you know
I won't stop 'til I hit that hoe
Shorty come say hello
And get your drunk ass over here let's bone

*sigh*

Hollywood undead is my guilty pleasure. They've got powerful tunes, dynamite synergy between members and an incredible incredible sound. This band is amazing!

So why a guilty pleasure considering all that? Check out the title of one of their tracks (Bitches, as shown above..). Damned near every song is about "bitches" and "40's" and some combination of getting laid, getting drunk or pulling out gats. Usually at least two of the three!

I get it, you're from LA. You grew up on the street, which was tough as hell. You hung out with gangsters and partied hard.. But, looking past that, you've got talent. Crazy talent. Crazy synergy, and a seriously crazy sound.

These guys could lay down a tune about the ingredients in Cocoa Puffs and I would be enthralled. ..... I may actually be more enthralled and not hate myself for being a lil Undead junkie.

Not that they would care - I'm a thirty something who grew up on Violent Femmes, Beastie Boys and Love and Rockets. I work in an office all day, and have always avoided the skreet scene. I'm guessing I'm not the target audience.

*sigh*

Here's another great example of a tune that's catchy, great beat, put together in an interesting way and completely juvenile...



Though the single coolest tune they've got is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQhFRyfWZUA

The worst part is; despite the incredibly juvenile subject matter, these guys can put lyrics together. I almost want to challenge them.. Write a song about:

War
America
Cheese Sandwichism
Selling out
Surviving the streets
The Future
The environment..

Is it fair for me to want them to write about ANYTHING other than the holy triumvirate of teenage partying? Probably not. If they changed, they may just lose that edge that makes them so fresh. At the same time, I know they can do it.. their song "Circles" feels sincere..

Tha Producer:
Take my hand lets go,
Somewhere we can rest our souls.
We'll sit where it's warm,
You say look we're here alone.

I was running in circles,
I hurt myself,
Just to find my purpose.
Everything was so worthless,
I didn't deserve this,
But to me you were perfect.

I'm scattered through this life.
If this is life I'll say good bye.
She's gone like an angel,
With wings let me burn tonight.

I was running in circles,
I hurt myself,
Just to find my purpose.
Everything was so worthless,
I didn't deserve this,
But to me you were perfect.

Johnny 3 Tears:
I see me writin on this paper.
Prayin for some savior.
Wishin *to* intake her and save her.

In a world so, so godless *so* thoughtless,
I dont know how we wrought this,
All the love that you brought us.

It feels like I'm killin myself.
Just wheelin myself.
Just to pray for some help.

I'd give it all just to have, have your eternity.
Cause it's all that assures me.
It's worth all that hurts me.
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I'd give you my heart,
And *I'd* let you just hold it.
I'd give you my soul,
But I already sold it.

On that day that day,
I walked away in December.
I will always remember.
I'll regret it forever.

I remember brown eyes,
So sad and blue skies.
Turned to darkness and night.
I'm so sick of the fight.

I won't breathe unless you breathe,
Won't bleed unless you bleed.
Won't be unless you be,
‘Till I'm gone and I can sleep.

I was running in circles,
I hurt myself,
Just to find my purpose.
Everything was so worthless,
I didn't deserve this,
But to me you were perfect. (x2)

Tha Producer:
I've gone away,
Seen better times in yesterday (I hurt myself).
It's hard to say,
That everything will be okay (I hurt myself).

I've gone away,
Seen better times in yesterday (I hurt myself).
It's hard to say,
That everything will be okay (I hurt myself).


Pretty damned good. I guess the long story short here is; check out Swan Songs. You may hate them, or love them, or hate yourself for loving them, but there's a good chance they'll make a serious impression on you.

1 comment:

Jer said...

It's funny, I heard one of their songs and loved it until I listened to the lyrics. Fuck their poser douchebag lyrics. The songs would be so much better without them.