As reported by Reuters, the band Korn has released a video of its new song “Y’all Want A Single.” Howard Stern has adopted it as his theme song in his current anti-Washington tirade, and Korn has even remixed the video to feature Howard Stern.
The song itself sounds like standard protest fare, urging listeners to say “fuck it” and “fuck this shit,” presumably to society at large. Only when you see the video does it become clear that the band is protesting the consolidation within the music industry and radio industry. Blurbs flash accross the screen informing viewers of the current consolidated state of affairs in the music industry. E.G., one corporation controls all five music video channels. (Viacom, if you were wondering).
What’s curious is that, only a few hours after the Reuters story was released, the Y’all Want A Single video disappeared from the Korn website. I tracked down a copy using Google, so you can still see it online. But you may want to hurry. I’ll be very interested in seeing if Korn’s label, Sony, tries to yank it.
Stay tuned . . .