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The Rockstar Ramblings: Nasty Reputation

This week a look at a new video from Canadian rockers, Reverse Grip. They have released a new video for “Nasty Reputation”, a track from their new four-song EP. Reverse Grip is a hard rock band formed by the three Broda brothers (Sean, Dru and Dylan) with a mission to bring back true rock n' roll. WARNING: The following video contains drinking and lots of cow bell.

There is a rule that any video opening with a cowbell, bottles of liquor, and caution tape will never fail as a whole. Yes, this is a new rule and yes, I am drinking.

The band, Reverse Grip, walks right past the caution tape; belly up to the bar where they look very comfortable. They pull out colorful, Canadian dollars for a drink. So that’s what this beautiful money is used for. Colorful money is used to buy shots of Jim Beam.

There is a LOT more cowbell and then a shot of the band playing that looks like a commercial for Jim Beam. Not only are all the members drinking from bottles of JB, but there is even a Jim Beam guitar! Moving from the ad-placement back to the bar we find the band shooting billiards. They are so horrible at pool it is difficult to know what game they are even playing.

The biggest dude in the joint grabs an accountant looking guy, points to the band shooting pool and asks him who they are. Like this guy would know? ANYWAY, the big dude walks up to the table and challenges the band by throwing Canadian money down on the table. Even the band members (who are Canadian) have to closely examine the colorful money to see if this is proper currency. ANYWAY, they play their game of pool and it turns out the guys from Reverse Grip were hustling and now are able to run the table. This does not go well with the big dude who pulls out the world’s smallest knife. This knife is so small he wouldn’t even get “shank status” in jail. The members of Reverse Grip counter by pulling out Samurai swords. One more time: The members of Reverse Grip counter by pulling out Samurai swords. SO, the big dude leaves with his girl (who is way to hot for him by the way).

Cut to the band playing. If my eyesight is accurate I see Ozzy, Motley Crue, and Guns N’ Roses T-shirts worn by the band. How fun to interview this band right after the shoot as they wear these shirts…the first question would have to be “Who are your influences?” Okay, now I think there are subliminal messages in this video. I just had a craving for Jim Beam.

Back at the bar the big dude has challenged one of the Broda brothers to a shot contest. At this point it goes without saying what the liquor will be. Given the size of this guy I am setting the odds at 3 to 1 in big dude’s favor, with an over/under of 6 shots. Ladies and gentlemen it’s an upset as the big dude is taken out. Also, anyone who took the over (it took seven shots) can now collect your colorful Canadian money. To make matters worse? The old dude gets knocked over and loses his girl to the band.

To recap: Lots of Jim Beam, old school rock and roll, colorful Canadian money, and more Jim Beam lead to an entertaining video all around. Lesson learned? Always carry a Samurai sword with you and if you can drink a lot you will always get the hot girl in the end.

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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1. CorpusUpir writes:

K I am Canadian and there is nothing wrong with colourful money ! It helps a lot when your cross eyed drunk and wanna know what your spending. Blue = $5 , Purple = $10, Green = $20, Red = $50 , and Brown = you are really really hammered cuz you have to use that bill to pay your tab. With that said this song sucked I was hoping for something good from fellow Canadians but oh well. Oh and Toonies and Loonies are great for tiping bartenders with , nobody wants change lol.

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2. SH writes:

Awesome song! And the girl in the video is a total babe!

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3. Doofus McStinky writes:

Great tune, sticks in your head. Funny video, like it's not meant to be taken too seriously, yet the whole time they are rocking you with a good song.

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4. SleazeX writes:

Thank god this music is coming back, wicked video too!
Love the goldtop LP, Doug Aldrich style. Sick solo!!

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5. RoxxyChick writes:

The singer is sooooooo sexy!!! I wanna have his babies!!!! I can't get the song outta my head!!! When are you coming to LA!!!!!???

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6. Metal monster writes:

Haha! Yeah Canadian money all the way! Much better colour scheme to pay for your booze. Cool tune. Stuck in my head to almost an annoying point! Video looks good, production values are decent for what looks to be a super low buget video. Looking forward to hearing more.

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7. AxlisGod writes:

Holy sh** that chick is a smoke show!!! The singer is one lucky prick getting to makeout with her!!! Sooooooo hot!!!! She made the video for me!! I'm gonna watch it again!! Plus the song is rad!!! Love the solo!!

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8. jbird writes:

sick song.. the drummer is really cute and hardcore

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9. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

not bad for canadians lolz....the cowbell is awesome....although i prefer southern comfort to jim beam

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