Friday, May 20th, 2011

Random Axe, "The Hex" And 13 Other Songs About Voodoo, Juju, Mojo And Witchcraft

The video for this song from Duck Down Records' indie-rap supergroup Random Axe is good looking but sort of confusing. It takes place in a hotel, where, in one room, rapper Guilty Simpson keeps a man tied to a bed while he builds a Rube Goldberg machine with which to kill him (kind of like if OK Go were James Bond villains.) Next door, Sean Price makes anthrax powder to send to record label offices and, for some reason, decides to taste some (!) as he's concocting it. And in another room, Black Milk, who produced the track, plays poker. The coolest thing about all of it to me is the title, "The Hex," which places Random Axe in excellent musical company.

(Excuse me for a moment here while I say HOLY SHIT THAT WAS SO AWESOME!!!)

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jayem (#3,809)

I was at that Pavement show in 1999. That was 1999? I am old. I think that was close to the end for them; they did not seem at all like a happy band that night.

BadUncle (#153)

Let's not forget Lavern Baker's "Voodoo Voodoo"

Hamilton (#122)

Sean P is a beast.

KarenUhOh (#19)

That Miles video is sensational.

Dave Bry (#422)

The coolest man in the history of coolness, dripping sweat.

KarenUhOh (#19)

@Dave Bry My mother, of all people, met Cicely Tyson, right after she married Miles. If you will ever feel like you stood next to someone who stood next to God, this would be it.

Signal to Noise (#9,876)

I love anything and everything Greg Dulli has ever done, but I hope he never sings "My Curse" live ever again. It doesn't sound right if Marcy Mays isn't doing it. He handed it off for a reason.

Yes, that was fucking awesome.

umisnotananswer (#12,804)

No Dr. John?

Dave Bry (#422)

@umisnotananswer Oh, good one! I was trying to think of a "hoodoo" song, but couldn't get my brain past the Hoodoo Gurus.

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