Fun Vintage Video of the Day: Slayer’s Dave Lombardo and Morbid Angel’s Steve Tucker in Cremaster 2

  • Axl Rosenberg

cremaster cycleD.X. Ferris — MetalSucks contributor and author of 33 1/3: Slayer’s Reign in Blood — e-mailed me this video clip earlier today, and it’s interesting enough that I thought it worth sharing: it’s on-again-off-again Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Morbid Angel’s then-bassist and vocalist, Steve Tucker, performing a piece called “Johnny Cash” in Cremaster 2, part of a cycle of experimental films made by artist Matthew Barney (a.k.a. “Mr. Björk”). Although I recall seeing Cremaster 5 once upon a time (the films were released out of order, so Cremaster 5 actually came out two years before Cremaster 2), I never saw Cremaster 2, so I can’t really provide any context for this clip. And if I had seen Cremaster 2, I still would most likely not be able to provide any context, ’cause like I said, the films are experimental, and don’t really have anything resembling a narrative. So just enjoy this for what it is — art!

If you’re intrigued and you’d like to see the rest of Cremaster 2, well, you are shit outta luck — none of the Cremaster films are readily available on DVD, and the last time a copy of Cremaster 2 sold, it was for nearly $600,000. So, keep your eyes peeled for screenings at your local art house or museum, I guess!


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