I have never really understood the South African duo Die Antwoord, but I have kind of a morbid curiosity for their shocking videos and their sense of terror, horror and bad taste. They have just released a new one for their song ‘Pitbull Terrier’, and it’s simply creepy, nightmarish, bloody and beasty as hell. May be sensible people should not watch it before going to bed.
The video, directed by vocalist Ninja, shows him as a real life pitbull-man, mauling people around a post-apocalyptic-looking town. Among his potential victims are two white and black catwomen and partner Yo-Landi Visser, as white as chalk, and looking creepier than ever. When the pitbull lays down on the ground, his throat open, she reanimates him by spitting in his mouth, but this is seriously the least disturbing thing you’ll see in the clip. Of course there is a Pitbull look-alike cameo, and he gets his throat cut open too… killing a few American stars has become an habit for the Afrikaner duo, you may remember that Lady Gaga and her meat dress was eaten by a lion in their ‘Fatty Boom Boom’ video!
The music is a sort of energized rap-rave the duo is famous for, and these beats associated with this end-of-the-world vision may either kill you at the first listening, or wake up some criminal instinct buried deep inside yourself. I don’t mean you are gonna run errands and slaughter people in the streets after watching it, but it is quite perverse and gory.
But this new ‘Pitbull Terrier’ video is truly scary with probably many symbolic references that escape me — and apparently this weird Yugoslav movie ‘Black Cat, White Cat‘ is one — and other sex references that didn’t escape me. I can’t tell why this is so fascinating, but the duo has been able to make an art of bad taste and shocking style. This is some weird radioactive stuff ready to jump at your face. Fear the Pitbull!
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