Video Hangover: Papa Roach – “Getting Away With Murder”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks ‘em down for you. Why Video Hangover? Because when you watch as many videos as we do, you’re going to feel it afterwards.

“Getting Away With Murder”
Papa Roach, 2004

I think we all know what’s really getting murdered here.

I get it. I really do. Money is so so bad. And the stock market can be super-confusing after like, three Red Bulls. And old men? Fuck old men! Old men are like your Dad, and he definitely DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS YOU ARE SO ANGRY ABOUT. There’s plenty to hate about corporate America and its masters, and Papa Roach have a long and well-considered list of grievances, most of which rhyme with either sadness or madness. Or both. How best to visualize this discontent? References to ’80s movies! Papa Roach was like: What if Trading Places and War Games were the same movie, and that movie was also a Sprite commercial? Also, lesbians! I can’t say I like Papa Roach’s music all that much, but I do admire their dogged belief that the world’s problems can be solved by some totally hot girl-on-girl action. Take that, capitalism!

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