Prussian Blue: Continuing A Tradition Of Horrible Music
Back in the day, the undisputed king of white power music bands was Skrewdriver. Starting out as a fairly respectable apolitical oi band, they soon mutated into an unintentionally hilarious medium for National Socialist propaganda, recording such subtle tracks as “White Power” and “Johnny Joined the Klan”. After the death of Skrewdriver’s front man in 1994 and the dissolution of the band, the white power music scene has lacked a unifying group to rally around.
Now a new folk duo by the name of Prussian Blue has stepped up to claim the title of most well-know white supremacist band. The group consists of 13 year-old twins (Lynx and Lamb) who started the band at the behest of their neo-Nazi mother, April Gaede. They’ve recently gotten a lot of mainstream media coverage, and are all the buzz within the white power subculture. They also, as you might guess, suck. I hate to be mean to a couple of middle school girls, but at this point I’d say they have it coming. Tuneless violin and guitar playing along with botched harmonies pretty much ensure that Prussian Blue will never achieve any kind of audience outside of white supremacist circles. Of course, lack of musical talent hasn’t stopped performers like Brittany Spears and the Spice Girls from becoming famous, so given a few years and the onset of puberty, who knows…
On a more serious note, it’s a shame that a mother should push children so young into such a bizarre situation. Political beliefs aside, you have to question the judgment of a woman who would compel her underage daughters to perform at a drunken skinhead fest. It will be interesting to see what happens when they reach their rebellious adolescence phase.
(Thanks to Tom for the post concept.)