Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hot 'n' Nasty

First there was Yacht Rock. Then Confidence Rock. Now the youth have rebranded yet another vein of our musical heritage.

Meet Roguish Rock. To hear Alamo Drafthouse programmers/Roguish behavior archivists Lars Nilsen and Zack Carlsen describe it, Roguish Rock is distinguished by coliseum-sized acts of autoerotic bombast that make witnesses cringe while secretly wishing they were the perpetrators. Nilsen and Carlsen present their full case at 10pm on Monday, May 11 as the Alamo Ritz's "Music Mondays" series presents "Hot & Nasty," a Roguish Rock retrospective featuring footage from Van Halen, Grand Funk Railroad, Edgar Winter, Black Oak Arkansas and more.

In lieu of a proper trailer, the Alamo offers this traumatically compelling clip of undeniably Roguish vocalist Jim Dandy Mangrum and Black Oak Arkansas performing "Hot & Nasty" in concert circa 1973.

Careful, kids. I'm pretty sure you can catch an STD from staring at that bulge for too long.


Tamara said...

O.M.G. My retinas!!!

Anonymous said...

Yesss! I did the Drafthouse's 48 hr music video contest a few years ago and we got Grand Funk Railroad's song American Band and it was so fun to make that video. I wonder if Lars was the one who picked that song to be one of the ones in the contest. Too bad it was taken down by YouTube for copyright violation like 2 years after it was posted.

Lance said...

Yes, I remember seeing David Lee Roth for the first time and saying, "I know where he got this act."