Have I mentioned how much I love Atari Teenage Riot? They are tied for my favorite band, along with The Misfits and Ween. (Click their name to go to my old post, or here, and see the real riot they started in Germany.)

Never have I heard music that incorporates so many aspects of techno — that I could stand hearing more than 2 minutes of.
Never have I heard music that incorporates the energy level of punk — yet doesn’t even have a real guitar!
Never have I heard something so fast and hard-hitting that couldn’t be considered metal, punk … or In The Hall Of The Mountain King (which I’ve moshed to).
Never have I heard music that captures the visceral anger I feel at the way the politics of the world have been treating the people in the world. There’s a lot of bands I listen to that heavily support most of the politics I believe in — D.O.A. and most of NoFX for example — but none of them capture the proper anger level over the situation. The desire to literally destroy all forms of oppression.

I’ve talked about Atari Teenage Riot before, but my RSS feed for their YouTube videos just kicked in, so I wanted to repost a few items of their awesome stuff.

This one I actually hadn’t seen before!!! The video to Sick To Death (lyrics HERE):

Maybe it’s fan-made — since there doens’t seem to be any part where you can see them singing the lyrics — but I’m still grabbing it. Of course, one can always see the same song live:

Too Dead For Me, one of their most aggressive (and thus one of my favorite) songs (lyrics HERE):

[also found here]

Heatwave, another of the top 5 or so most aggressive ATR songs (though I don’t like it as much as the others; maybe I should) (lyrics here, since you wont be able to understand them):

“As I left the supermarket two policeman grabbed me and they said:
‘You’re the cunt that we were waiting for…’
They didn’t need a reason…
They never do…
The state uses violence to keep everything in their order!
We don’t use violence to find a role in this society!
We use violence to beat this society!”

Moving on to something less aggressive (by ATR standard, anyway), here is the video for Destroy 2000 Years Of Culture. Slayer fans may recognize the background riff of the entire song as a slightly cut-up version of the riff 50 seconds into Slayer‘s song Dead Skin Mask. Lyrics here.

And for shits n giggles, here’s ATR member Carl Crack shooting Adolf Hitler, from a commercial for Digital Hardcore Records (13 seconds):

…And a fan-made video done by an Asian couple (?) for the super-aggressive Not Your Business, complete with incorporated lyrics (nice!):

And what are they doing today?
Carl Crack died of a drug overdose. Nic Endo does her own thing. Frontman Alec Empire is still putting out good music — I don’t care for his experimental/jazz+elvis/nintendo stuff, but the aggressive stuff is 75% similar to Atari Teenage Riot. Hanin Elias is doing her own thing too. I don’t like it as much, but still… She’s worth watching, and she’s still angry:

And as for their recording sessions… Well, things are pretty crazy there too…

Anyway… It’s too bad I’ll never get to see them live.

Mood: “You’ll pay to know what you really think.” -Church Of The SubGenius
Music: Kreator – Enemy Of God