all-robot “heaviest metal” band Compressorhead played Union Square…for seven hours (video)
by Wyatt Marshall
Compressorhead in Union Square 11/12/13 (via @serisuekoishi)
“Heaviest metal” robot band Compressorhead played Union Square on Tuesday (11/12), bringing the (not metal) hits like The Ramones’ “I Want to Be Sedated” to the masses. You can check out video of that in this post. \m/, for sure, and bonus points for perfectly timed headbands, four-armed drumming and the guitar playing robot’s cowboy boots.
If you’re not familiar with Compressorhead, here’s a little bit about the band, via their Facebook, where Compressorhead has shown a propensity for calling humans “meatbags” and dropping a lot of F-bombs:
Stickboy (drums) was created to exacting specifications. 4 arms, 2 legs, 1 head, no brain. he plays a Pearl 14 piece kit with double kick. stickboy junior, the bastard child of an unknown mother takes control of the hihat shuffle. inception date 2007
Fingers (guitar) joined stickboy in 2009 and brings 78 purpose built fingers, enough to play the entire fret board and pluck.
Bones (bass) is the highest precision bass player in known existence, and the youngest member of the band. inception date 2012.
Standaside meatbags. Oil is thicker than blood.
Compressorhead claims to be from Berlin, and though some might wonder if Banksy might somehow be involved, it is actually part of a GE campaign called Brilliant Machines, a year long effort to promote what megacorp is calling the “Industrial Internet” — the merger of “big iron with big data to create brilliant machines” — or, as I see it, one step closer to being enslaved by the Compressorhead dudes.
Anyway, apparently these maniacs played for seven fucking hours yesterday and the concert was streamed on Spotify–did anyone see it in Union Square?
Check out Compressorhead doing “Blitzkrieg Bop” and The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go” at Union Square, along with other videos of the bots playing Motörhead’s “Ace of Spades” and what I think is Pantera’s “Becoming,” in this post. If that Pantera cover is the best the robots have got, no need to alert Jon Connor.
Compressorhead- Should I Stay Or Should I Go @ Union Square
Compressorhead – Blitzkrieg Bop @ Union Square