SXSW 2009: GZA Joins The Black Lips

The Black Lips’ songs, especially on 200 Million Thousand, possess a nice fuzzy texture and the Atlantans appropriate great garage-isms, but I’ve always been less than enthused by the band because from carefully marketing their “escape” from India to embodying every clichéd Vice signifier on earth to the “we are loose cannons” live antics, they just try too hard. Whelp, looks like they didn’t try hard enough during this SXSW on-stage collaboration with GZA. Or maybe it’s just that flower punks were a bit out of their comfort zone? It lasted a few minutes at the Compound.

“Living In The World Today”

“Shimmy Shimmy Ya”

Throwing your hands in the air isn’t always a positive thing. You can see more via Youtuber adkenc.