There are many enjoyable things in this world, and two of them are PUNK ROCK and Lego. With the recent release of the Lego Movie and video games, Lego is more popular than ever. The people at It’s Not Beginnings have done something awesome – they have brought to life three punk classics using Lego and stop-start animation to recreate three great video for the Sex Pistols, the Damned and Motörhead- even going as far as to create the scenery and amplifiers! These are totally cool, and definitely embody the spirit of punk rock.
1. Motörhead – Ace of Spades
Fact: In 1986, an article by Scott Cohen was published in the February issue of Spin Magazine entitled “Motörhead is the Loudest Band on Earth”. In this article, Cohen mentions an undated concert in which the Clevland Variety Theater was damaged when the band Motörhead reached a reported decibel level of 130. Cohen reported this was 10 decibels louder than the record set by The Who.
2. The Damned – New Rose
Fact: The Damned were the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, entitled “New Rose”, an album, entitled “Damned Damned Damned”, to have a record on the UK music charts, and to tour the United States.
3. The Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen
Fact: “God Save the Queen” reached number one on the NME charts in the United Kingdom, but only made it to number two on the official UK Singles Chart as used by the BBC. This led to accusations by some that the charts had been “fixed” to prevent the song from reaching number one.
So there you have it – some of your punk favourites re-created in Lego form! Be sure to check out It’s Not Beginnings youtube page at www.youtube.com/itsnotbennings for some other cool things they’ve put together 🙂