Uhmmm …. okay.
So, this is from David Hasselhoff’s upcoming new album, Open Your Eyes. The entire album is going to be cover tunes. This song was originally recorded by a group called The Lords of the New Church, which had a line-up of four musicians who had previously made a name for themselves as members of punk bands in the 1970s, Stiv Bators (The Dead Boys), Brian James (The Damned), Dave Tregunna (Sham 69) and Nick Turner (The Barracudas).
(Why yes, I did copy and paste that from Wikipedia. Why do you ask?)
Anyway, I know that when I think of punk rock or even post-punk rock, David Hasselhoff is the first name that comes to mind. In this video, the Hoff’s voice actually sounds okay but he goes a bit overboard with the facial expressions. To be honest, the whole video has kind of a 90s feel to it but I get the feeling that might be intentional. Certainly, the wall of TVs feels a bit retro, as does the family watching in amazement. Families today are more likely to be gathered around twitter than gathered around the television. My favorite part of this video would have to be the politicians and the bankers throwing the money around. You can literally hear them yelling, “Look how evil we are!”
As always, the Hoff seems to be having fun and if you’ve ever wanted to see David Hasselhoff sing about income inequality …. well, here you go!