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A Tribute To Rammstein's "Pussy" Song and Video
Band Photo: Rammstein (?)
It was two years ago today that Rammstein created a stir with their music video for the single "Pussy", off the album "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da." Between the song's name, lyrics, and explicit music video, the video instantly went viral and made for Metalunderground.com's most read article ever in just a few months (now topping 400,000 views), thanks to the thousands of Internet searches turning up our article as a result. Imagine that: searches for "pussy" would trump other metal-related searches on the 'net. Gasp!
The band debuted the uncensored version of the video on a porn site and had multiple versions of the video banned from YouTube before finally blurring entire scenes containing the offensive images beyond recognition.
As a viral hit and with such a title and subject, as well as being both funny and explicit at the same time, the song has predictably become one to cover (or remix) just to prove a band of any sort to be edgy or maybe in some perverse sense of fun. Let's take a look at a few such covers and parodies:
Just last month Daveyboyz (also known for Heavy Metal Farmer) released a video parody of Rammstein's "Pussy" music video, entitled "Cookie." Despite the change, you can't help but think of the original lyrics when watching this disturbing parody:
The behind the scenes video for this parody is pretty funny as well:
Here's a polka band cover synched to some footage that's turned up in other polka covers:
Here we have a "Russian balalayka cover":
Controversial on many levels, the single even got its own Hitler video:
Not just any band can pull off a feat like Rammstein did with this controversial single. It takes band with some popularity, a rabid fanbase, and a reputation for pushing boundaries. While the metal fans may have viewed the song with annoyance, as merely as a joke song, the band made waves on the Internet with it like few other have.
Oddly enough, there does not seem to be an "official" version of the music video on the band's Youtube channel, so here's the best quality (HD) version of the original that I could find (censored, of course):
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