These May Be the Greatest Heavy Metal Music Videos of All Time
If you are not already familiar with the band Wally World from Encinitas, CA, I am about to change your life forever. You may actually wanna glue your socks to your feet before going any further, because otherwise, they are definitely going to get knocked off.
The band has two music videos of which I am currently aware. The first is for a song called “Raising Some Kaine.” Like Virgin Steele’s unforgettable clip for the song “Perfect Mansions,” the “Kaine” video was filmed mostly on a beach; given that Wally World vocalist Wally Passet looks like Virgin Steele’s David DeFeis if DeFeis’ dropped his flaming sword, caught on fire, and melted a little before someone managed to put that fire out, I have to assume that the setting is an intentional homage. But even if it isn’t, there’s a lot to love about this video, from the visible boombox which we can assume was playing the song so the band could lip sync to a woman who walks right through one shot while checking her phone (2:24). But the best part — and by “best,” I mean “creepiest” — is that apparently the poor woman dancing around (occasionally, sort of, not really) in a bikini is Passet’s niece. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation.
Also, there’s a guy in a top hat with a Les Paul, but I’m like 99% sure it isn’t Slash.
If that clip just wasn’t incredible enough for you, the band also has a video for a song called “Into the Kingdom.” While you might assume the track was all about waiting on line at Disney World, it is actually about dead people. This becomes apparent if you focus on the lyrics of the song, which are predominantly just a list of names of dead people. As a bonus, the video opens with an infomercial for Passet’s church. I should have known Passet was a man of God when I learned he got his niece to be the T&A for his other music video.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go e-mail everyone I know in A&R and ask why the hell none of them have signed this band yet.
Thanks: Saul Hudson