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The Rockstar Ramblings: Raise Your Fist

Another week and another group of young Aussie rockers; “Raise Your Fist” is the first official music video from the upcoming 2012 album from the band Mystery. While they finish work on their new album Mystery has announced that for each of their original songs they will produce a video that will be correlated into a movie. “Raise Your Fist”, today’s video, is presumably part of this bigger picture.

It’s the end of the world, a.k.a. December 21, 2012, or as I refer to it, three days before I need to do my Christmas shopping. The song starts with screeching guitars and creatures (or contraptions or aliens or etc…) that are destroying (or ransacking or looking for Paris Hilton or etc…) the Earth. In this situation, real or fake my first question is always “Where’s Will Smith?” THE TRIPODS ARE COMING would have to be the worst name for this movie.

Despite their young age (teenagers) the look of Mystery is pretty old school. The day of the shoot they all gathered up the bandanas, giant crosses, and leather vests, then drove to the location. “Shit!” a guitarist announces when he realizes they forgot the jean jacket. Anyway, that’s how I picture it went down.

At 2:10 an epic guitar pointing moves then its night out. At 2:50 the band fights off the Killer Tripods by fist pumping (or raising their fists, I suppose). Just as the world (and band) is just about to be destroyed the band pulls a ‘To Be Continued’ on us. Fuck.

Favorite YOUTUBE Comment from ‘wishiwasrich2’: “I met these 2 kids in Las Vegas at a Denny's. Josh and Rocky. Good kids. I really hope this band does well. Glad to see the younger generation getting into metal. Best of luck guys! I will be looking to buy your cd when it becomes available.” AUTHOR NOTE: Yes, anytime you mention a Denny’s in Las Vegas your comment will make it to The Rockstar Ramblings. It’s a rule…

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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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