Tuesday, October 26, 2010

HOW TO BECOME FAMOUS - GATEKEEPER EDITION

Hi yeah so this band Gatekeeper from Chicago seem like something I'd totally be into. Goblin-esque soundtrack synth-scapes, truly evil horror imagery and cool-dude gothy clothes. Often playing with "Witch-House" pioneers Salem (whom we wrote about here), their hype in the blog-o-sphere lately has been vast. In other words these dudes are BLOWIN' THE FUCK UP. Recently signed to super hip label Merok, they are releasing their new full length GIZA in December. Check out this cover art! It's awesome right???

Wow! So late 70's!!!


Their label describes them as, "Inspired by the sounds and visions of forgotten sci-fi film scores, fantasy games and arcade imagery, Gatekeeper lives in a morbidly demented discotheque of its own making, a vivid flight of fancy in which the conventions of techno, Chicago house, italo-disco and industrial are transfigured into one phantasmagorical adventure, populated by hushed screams, Gregorian dungeon chants and cinematic washes of mammoth sound."

Holy shit! EPIC!
Well when buying into the hype like the moron I am, I checked out the big Gatekeeper single from last year. Hmmm something isn't right here... this song sounds familiar...



Wow what a video featuring clips from my favorite straight to video movies I rented as a child of the 80's (including 1991's POPCORN)!

Wait... I know this song...



It's a song by Larry Fast's project Synergy from the 1978 album Cords. It's the EXACT SAME SONG with some terrible drums programmed over it.

Gatekeeper....

YOUR POSE HAS BEEN EXPOSED!!

ummm... oh shit...

18 comments:

Manslaughter said...

HAHAHA. Rad dude. Sounds right up my alley. Also love that you guys use the tag Potty Pocket. That stokes me out so hard.

MOSHIMAO said...

Not to rain on your hate parade but look who's talking. At least give credit to SynergyOhio for first pointing it out.

Shelby Cobras said...

Damn, double poser exposer!

Maybe you aren't the only one trolling the "witch house" scene, Corn Dog.

Cory said...

Lol thanks to SYNERGYOHIO for everything! :)

seandonson said...

Dude! No way! I can't believe that electronic groups sample other people's stuff! Crazy!

All sarcasm aside, my boy Tommy did that video. Glad you like.

Cory said...

sampling is one thing this is like a whole good 3rd of the song being passed off as their own. did gatekeeper give larry fast writing credit for this track? discogs.com says no.

Ross C. said...

This is awful.

Helm said...

That's pretty weak.

Cory said...

BREAKING WITCH HOUSE SALEM NEWS

http://hipsterrunoff.com/altreport/2010/10/one-bros-salem-poses-sexie-pixxx-courtney-love.html

Roger Camden said...

INVOKING BLOG JUSTICE

aroora said...
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Cory said...

lol at your witch house triangle avatar

Manslaughter said...

Now that's what I'm talking about. Let's start an internet fight!!! WHO'S GONNA THROW THE FIRST PUNCH!!!

aroora said...
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Shelby Cobras said...

PWNED

Cory said...

deleted!

Shelby Cobras said...

PWNED THEN DELETED. DIGITAL HIGH FIVE, CORN DOG!

Xezzy said...

I've just red very enthusiastic post about them on 20jfg (it's the only way there actually), and I thought, ok, let's check em out. So your post pops out on google reader results and here we are, essence of information. Thank you!