The Rockstar Ramblings: Girls, Kicking, and Cash
New videos featuring roundhouse kicks, girls, gambling, and of course, rock and roll.
We start with the Swedish band Dynazty and their video for “Sultans of Sin”, the track off their album with the same name. The video begins with a beautiful girl, cash, and gambling. After watching the first thirty seconds I wanted to hop in a taxi and head straight to Atlantic City. Yes, the list of vices is pretty long on this side of the screen.
After establishing that this is a high stakes poker game (the lead singer appears to be very lucky) we see the band on the stage. The band looks the part of “Swedish Rockers” and the thrusting by the lead singer compliments his old school front man rocker persona. Back at the poker table a man in dark glasses and black knit hat looks like trouble.
More gambling, more winning by the lucky lead singer, and then it happens: black knit hat guy has had enough, erupting into a full throw down at 3:05 in the video. Of course, the fearless leader gets away with both the cash and the girl. I’m not going to spoil the ending, but this video does confirm that beautiful women who deal poker can’t be trusted, especially when there is a briefcase full of cash nearby!
Dynazty “Sultans of Sin”
The new video/single, “You Can’t Take This”, from The Terrorhawks begins with the lyrics “This is a tale.” Unsure if I wanted to be told a tale, I contemplated hitting stop; however, I was rewarded at 0:44 by a random roundhouse kick. The next verse begins with “This is the end of the same old story”, and again I drifted away. The random shots are far and few between (most of the video is just the band) so I wonder how the roundhouse kick and wine pouring into a coffee cup at 1:44 made the cut. NOTE: I enjoyed the guitar solo best in this song. I finished the video unsure what “I can’t take?” This may be in reference to a roundhouse/wine-coffee combo that most people would not be able to handle (at least not on an empty stomach).
The Terrorhawks “You Can’t Take This”
The next video is from the German band, Shotgun Express, with their video for “From the Gutter”, a single from the album titled ‘Gypsy Blues.’ All around solid song/video with three highlights: 1). a strong choreographed kick leg near the beginning. 2). the use of “rock and roll” in the lyrics that would make Gene Simmons and Nikki Sixx proud and 3). rhyming the word gutter with mother fucker. I find it strange that it’s not until 2:34 when the video flashes from color to black and white, but it doesn’t matter due to the strong leg kick in the beginning which always sets the tone for a rocking time in the gutter, presumably, even if you’re a mother fucker!
Shotgun Express “From the Gutter”
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