“Drunk Bass Solo” at a Van Halen gig: the Most Trip Metal Thing That’s Ever Happened

I’m sure a good chunk of FM DUST readers are familiar with Trip Metal (#tripmetal), the genre/meme/joke birthed by John Olson (Wolf Eyes/American Tapes) in the same interview in which he claimed that noise music was “over”. Well, I’m pretty sure I just watched the most #tripmetal thing I’ve ever seen: Michael Anthony’s Jack-chuggin’ (“trippin’ Jack Daniels?”) bass solo during Van Halen’s New Haven, CT stop on their “5150” tour. This vid is a tour de force of excess, obscenity, and inexplicability that, for the most part, sounds more like Harry Pussy than Van Halen, and if it isn’t #tripmetal I’ll eat my hat.

Trip Metal Twitter

American Tapes

-via Death and Taxes

Dustin Krcatovich is a cartoonist, writer, designer, founder of FM DUST, and a collector of certain curios and ephemera (with a focus on 20th century "junk culture"). His writing and illustration work appears frequently in The Quietus, Tiny Mix Tapes, and Esquire's Culture Blog. He is also a former editor and contributor to Secret Zen Garden,Saagara's illustrated mindfulness/wellness blog for young people. He currently resides in Portland, OR.

1 Comment

  1. Sujit

    16.01.15 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t know if I approve of this, but I can’t stop watching. Wait, I just got to the 4:30 mark, and now this is tits.

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