June 17, 2014

The Shanks: "German Heavy Metal Girl" video

Canadian rock duo The Shanks pissed off the Turkish authorities with their video for German Heavy Metal Girl. They didn't appreciate to portrayal of the nation's founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk enjoying an alcoholic beverage (although the real one did drink). The clip features a girl driving around in a Trabant in Berlin who picks up Atatürk. The duo can follow their travels by staring at the bottom of their martinis. Spoiler alert: don't play guitar when running a bath. The clip was directed by Scott Montgomery.

Getting their song banned could be a blessing in disguise for the band, who might consider doing another pressing for their 7" single When My Ship Hits Christmas Day, with German Heavy Metal Girl on the B-side.

» theshanks.ca

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