I have a soft spot—make that a bloody spot—for Bruce Duff's old band, the Jesters of Destiny. Sometimes cited as having been the first "alt-metal" band (talk about a dubious distinction), they had a knack for making complex artistic statements with totally weiner-flexing, guitar-god metal riffs. Take a listen to "Long, Long Gone (In No Man's Land)" and tell me honestly that you're not throwin' the goats by the three minute mark.
Bruce's voice is perfect for a punk-metal hybrid—he's got a wail that even Axl would be jealous of. I wholly endorse you seeking out Duff's many musical projects of the late 20th century, especially the Jesters of Destiny discography CD on Ektro Records, his seemingly brief (albeit critical) run in 45 Grave, and especially the recent collaborative album he made with Finland's Circle. If you can find it, there's also a great Jesters EP of all covers on which they do half-speed justice to CCR's "Fortunate Son" in a way that raises the little hairs on my neck with greater efficiency than the original. I have a picture of my friend Art holding that record in WPRB's old studios somewhere, but I can't find it right now.
Sadly, YouTube is pretty thin on Jesters video content, but I recently discovered two clips from another Bruce Duff project that I had been previously unaware of—NO Y-Z—and the results are, well... beguiling doesn't even begin to cover it.
After the jump: two of the weirdest videos you've seen in a while, plus a link to check out the super-rare NO Y-Z album, via the Mutant Sounds blog.