As you get older it gets harder and harder to connect with your inner smirking and stupid 15-year-old—middle age, suburbia, and kids wrap their chains tighter and tighter around him.
So tonight I’d like to say thank you to Austrian Death Machine for bringing me a few glorious minutes of teenage stupidity and making the phrase “Get to the choppa!” pop up uninvited in my head every so often.
Let’s count the wins here, shall we?
The band name: Austrian Death Machine. Yes!
The song title: Get to the Choppa. Like Schwarzenneger intended it to be spelled.
Using an obscure Schwarzenegger sample instead of going with the tired, overdone ones.
Bringing the twin lead guitars. If there’s one thing the inner 15-year-old always responds to it’s twin lead guitars.
Apparently not worrying for one single second about how stupid the song is. Crucial, that.
So, without further ado, the video for Austrian Death Machine’s Get to the Choppa:
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