Moby Gives Up On Electronica, Goes AC/DC, Storms The Fucking Kastle, Impregnates The Wenches

Off topic – This video is for Storm The Fucking Kastle by Diamondsnake, a Moby side project.

Now we know what happens when you make electronica for 20 years – you have to get some guitars and let your inner AC/DC out, singing about “Storming the Fucking Kastle and giving your women what they need”.

If you hated Moby before for taking himself too seriously – now you can hate him for kicking out the jams with songs like Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream with a bunch of vegan retro rockers. 

Here’s what Diamondsnake has to say for themselves:

The Diamondsnake story begins in January 2010, when international music person Moby called up his friend Phil Costello, perhaps best known as the frontman for Bee Gees metal tribute band Tragedy and the guitar player for the hard rock band Satanicide, and asked him what he was up to. Phil told Moby he was in the process of finishing a sandwich. Moby then clarified that he was wondering what Phil was up to in a more general sense and- without waiting for an answer- asked Phil if he wanted to write a few songs together. If history has taught us anything, Phil said yes and- before long- the two had compiled rough demos for almost two dozen anthems from the future.

To assist them in bringing their aural vision to life with suitable thunder, Moby and Phil then enlisted Tomato from the cult-rock band the Sound of Urchin to pummel the drums and Dave Hill, a world-class entertainer with whom Phil also plays in the rock band Valley Lodge, to trade off with Moby on bass and guitar as the oracle dictates.

In April of 2010, the men of Diamondsnake entered Headgear studios in Brooklyn early one morning and emerged later that night having recorded and mixed 15 songs in their entirety with esteemed and bearded engineer Scott Norton, stopping only briefly to eat some vegan Chinese food that they all agreed was pretty good. From the molten riffage of “We Wanna Love You” to the relentless pop attack of “What the World Needs Now is Rock,” from the crushing lament of “Wrong Woman to Love” to the heartrending majesty of “Lady of the Morning” and beyond, the men of Diamondsnake somehow managed to address every topic and emotion worthy of honoring through song. Love, lust, good women, bad women, the power of rock, and predatory sea creatures- they are all here, celebrated in words and music by Diamondsnake.

Their anthems finally documented on hard drive and cassette, Diamondsnake is now setting their steely gaze on bringing their rock assault to the stage. Strategic battles will be waged in the city of Los Angeles and the city of New York City in June of 2010. Further public displays of rock will follow at the behest of the seers.

17 thoughts on “Moby Gives Up On Electronica, Goes AC/DC, Storms The Fucking Kastle, Impregnates The Wenches

  1. That's because AC/DC style music is currently more popular. Go to the mall and you'll see a bunch of kids with 70's haircuts and AC/DC graphic t-shirts. I blame Guitar Hero. Even popular electronic music has a retro Disco-ish sound. As for myself, I would rather move toward the future.

  2. It's not the first time Moby has done Guitar stuff e,g, his cover of Joy Division's "New Dawn Fades" for the movie "Heat". Could be worse e.g. Tenacious D or Dethklok …

  3. This is brilliant and hilarious. Say what you will, every now and then Moby does something pretty awesome. In my opinion, this is one of those times. It's really catchy. And in the video, they are breeding an army of gross perverted babies within a compound (the "Kastle"), until the babies spill out into the world (assumedly to begin the process anew in other locales). That's genius. Come on. Isn't it?

  4. Migod that was just horrible. But to me it looks like he ISN'T taking it seriously – it's all tongue in cheek. The animated dance even LOOKS like they are vegans. (don't hate). It's like Ronnie James Dio got a lobotomy and joined Spinal Tap for an inappropriate children's cable access TV show.

    For what it's worth, Moby has done this 'rock' thing before, so I'm not convinced he has "given up" on electronica. Not that I'm a big Moby fan anyway.

    Two final words for it: TRAIN WRECK.

  5. so no one cares that once again women are being treated like second class citizens and basically being assaulted in this infantile brain numbing piece of garbage? i can completely see through the lousy attempt by these boring bunch of middle aged loseers. they can't come up with anything good anymore, and resort to putting together something that's so bad that people might actually think it's good.

  6. so no one cares that once again women are being treated like second class citizens and basically being raped in this infantile brain numbing piece of garbage? i can completely see through the lousy attempt by these boring bunch of middle aged wankers. they can't come up with anything good anymore, and resort to putting together something that's so bad that people might actually think it's good.

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