You know, it’s about fuckin’ time that someone captured in music the inner pain, sorrow, degradation, and wistfulness that clowns experience every goddamn day. God bless those Cephalic Carnage brethren Nick Schendzielos and Brian Hopp for doing that in this new video.
I mean, let’s be brutally honest: no one likes clowns except other clowns. Little kids may pretend to like them, but deep down inside they’re either scared shitless or experiencing an inarticulate sense that something is not right. And the rest of us KNOW that something is not right.
This widespread prejudice has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of clowns. It is the hidden shame of our great Nation. And the number would be orders of magnitude higher except for the fact that juggalos travel in packs. But (except in the case of juggalos), this mixture of fear and loathing that everyone feels about clowns is heartless and insensitive.
If you prick them, do they not bleed? If you tickle them, do they not laugh? If you poison them, do they not die? Beneath the face paint and the big red noses, are they not human, just as you and I? Actually, I don’t know, because I wouldn’t get close enough to touch one of them if my fuckin’ life depended on it.
But fortunately, I don’t have to get that close, because Nick Schendzielos, in his “Sad Clown” persona, has so masterfully embodied the inner humanity of clowns in his new single, “Mullet Clown Bass Gun Control”. And Brian Hopp as the Black Metal Clown has made a vital contribution to the effort with his riveting guitar solo.
We owe both of these men a debt of gratitude for creating a legitimate clown civil rights anthem, the first of its kind and the last, because there is now no need for another.
(thanks to TheMadIsraeli for the tip about this video)
That was pretty cool. It could’ve used Captain Spaulding running around murdering some mother fuckers though.
That would have been a nice touch, like in the background of that park where Sad Clown is sitting.
Well, to fit the premise, Captain Spaulding would need to be getting bludgeoned by a mob, not bludgeoning others. This PSA is about clown persecution, not clown payback. Save that for the sequel.
You make a very good point. Forget Captain Spaulding.
Easy now, everyone just calm down. There’s no need to forget the good Captain. Though, I do concede that his inclusion would have been contrary to the point.
Feels like it takes place in the world of Shakes the Clown, one of the best movies ever made… about clowns. Or mimes, for that matter.
I expected Black Metal Clown to be a letdown. My expectations were sorely mistaken. He rules.
Great editorial too. I laughed aloud.
I can’t believe you laughed. It’s this kind of insensitivity to the plight of clown people that we must struggle to overcome.
Yes, I am The Man keeping the clowns down.
For a joke song, that is a seriously creative little ditty. I would buy a single of that. No joke.
I agree completely. I joked about it in the post, but the reason the song is up here is because I think it’s a hell of a piece of music.