Another mind-bendingly awesome visual masterpiece from video artist Todd Ledford, the dude behind Olde English Spelling Bee, for "Hard to Kill" by Sky Juice, the solo project of Lambsbread's Zac Davis. (Watch Zac Davis and James Ferraro performing at DBA on November 5, 2009.)
The video, Ledford's best yet, contains excerpts from the 1983 film Nightmares starring a pre-Repo Man (and pre-pubic hair) Emilio Estevez as J.J. Cooney, 8-bit arcade wiz kid whose night takes a nightmarish (haa) turn for the worse when the Bishop of Battle (the scary green grid-faced dude you see here) exits screen and enters reality. Spliced with those gems is old 70's anti-drug animation, which works fucking perfectly. I got home late last night only to find a delightful sneak peak of this baby waiting for me to curl up with in my bed. Though watching this thing right before zonking out hard was arguably a mistake, the dreams that ensue are worth it. And as Todd put it,
PLAY THIS SUCKER LOUD!!!!
Below are some tracks we got along with the video from OESB:
Sky Juice - "Can't Cross the Border" (Hard to Kill LP, July 2008)
Sky Juice - "Empty Grave" (Above the Law LP, February 2009)
Sky Juice - "Slimescape (For James Ferraro)" (Above the Law LP, February 2009)
Buy all releases at ye olde OESB Online Shoppe.
PS - Watch Nightmares on Youtube in parts. It's that good: