Every time the Black Lips have a new video, I just expect a lot of fun and plenty of craziness and I haven’t been disappointed so far. However, this new one for their song ‘Noc-A-Homa’ off their last ‘Arabia Mountain’, has a serious and strong message.
It is supposed to be a homage to Chief Noc-A-Homa, the former and beloved mascot of the Baseball Team of their hometown, the Atlanta Braves. At first, it may appear totally politically incorrect – however a native American mascot performing a war dance at each home run was not what I would call glorifying – but the flower-punk band actually were on a mission to save the fallen Indian. In the video, Chief Noc-A-Homa is going through harsh time, living in the streets like a homeless man, beaten down by delinquent and abusive baseball players, but finally taking a revenge to find a new dignity.
The video was directed by Sandy Kim and you can watch it below, and please don't tell me it is racist!
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If I did fifty shows I’d get the money from one
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Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1975 (Volume 7, Number 2)
the boundary breaking shock rocker of the decade
Harry seems to have it sewn up
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a classical guitarist and composer and has released more than 30 solo albums
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Freakout Records Announce The 10th Annual Freakout Festival Taking Place on November 10-13 in Ballard (Seattle, WA)
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