“Puppets and metal, they can be a thing,” sings the lead singer of Lintallica, a Sock Puppet Parody band, in their new video for the song “Master Of Puppets,” and I’m incline to agree.
The new “concert” video, from the geniuses behind Immortal Christmas, features four headbanging sock puppets made to resemble the four members of Metallica from their 1980’s Master Of Puppets era, complete with tiny replicas of the late Cliff Burton’s Rickenbacher bass and Kirk Hammett’s Frankenstein guitar. While Metallica’s 1986 song dealt with the perils of drug addiction, Lintallica’s truncated parody is more about the hazards of laundry day and the dreaded thought of becoming a mismatched sock.
Check out the video here below.
The lyrics to “Master Of (Sock) Puppets” (or so I think it should be called) are funny and silly, while the slightly adjusted music sounds pretty good, but it’s the on-stage performance presentation that will have you eagerly awaiting their inevitable headlining tour with Spinal Tap.
The Sock Puppet Parody troupe has previously taken on the aforementioned Immortal, as well as Slayer’s “Raining Blood” (by Stayner); Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” (by Rage Against the Washing Machine); The Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy In The UK” (by The Socks Pistols); and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (by Smellvana).
Directed and Edited by Brady Tulk
Produced by Johnny Zero-Forever
Writer: Xavier Gonzalez
Music Performance: Kitty V from 762 Recording
Vocals: Steve Page of Rivethead
Backup Vocals: Brady Tulk, Johnny Zero-Forever
Puppet Design: Carolina Govea
Cinematography: James Bedrich
Brady Tulk â€“ Lead Singer
Carolina Govea â€“ Lead Singer Arms
Johnny Zero-Forever â€“ Guitar
Randall Day – Bass
Zachary Kellyâ€“ Drums
David Castillo – Drums Arms