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flashback friday: “hey man nice shot” by v
March 30, 2012, 8:25 am
Filed under: angsty boy alert, creepy in an awesome way, flashback friday

Today’s flashback, brought to you by the angsty gentlemen of Filter, is a dizzying explosion of overexposed and hypersaturated images, in typical ’90s style. I can only imagine it’s meant to resemble a nerd’s damaged psyche upon being pushed into a locker one too many times. Or maybe I’m just too hyperfocused on Richard Patrick’s excellent eyewear.

Regardless, I always loved the crushing quiet-loud dynamic in this song, although it took a while before I even understood what he was saying in the bridge (something ending in “nation” was my guess for some time). But then, I generally have a problem discerning lyrics.

According to Wikipedia, “Hey Man Nice Shot” caused some discord, as it was understood by many to be a suicide song — purportedly related to either Kurt Cobain or politician Budd Dwyer, who killed himself on television at a press conference. Grisly.

Another fun fact from our friends at the ‘pedia: “The band recently released a cover of ZZ Top’s hit single ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’ which appears on the compilation ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends.”

Possibly worse than that “take a picture” song! Ooh.

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