FUCKIN MONDAY! The Indie Rock Weekly Survival Kit! Hey Man, Nice Shot!

1224530169_filter-hey-man-nice-shot-us-maxi-singleIt’s even tougher to come back to the office after such a nice week-end @For Noise Festival! Read here our review of the Saturday’s Franz Ferdinand concert!

Today for our Fuckin Monday I want to share a very old song  which I stumbled on recently: “Hey Man, Nice Shot” from US industrial rock band Filter.

The song was released in 1995 and gained some international success because of the link with the Kurt Cobain’s suicide and as it was included in the 1999 Family Values nu-metal compilation (together with Limp Bizkit and Korn).

Wikipedia provides more background on the history of the song: The song was written about the January 22, 1987, public suicide of Pennsylvania state treasurer R. Budd Dwyer. Dwyer had been convicted on bribery charges in December 1986, and was expected to receive a long sentence from U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm Muir. Professing his innocence and decrying the legal system, Dwyer shot himself with a .357 Magnum during a press conference.[1] Although singer and songwriter Richard Patrick frequently clarified this in interviews, as well as the fact that he had first written the song in 1991 before the band even had a record deal, the song’s popularity was augmented by a widespread perception that it was about the 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain.

Hey Hey, My My, Fuckin Nice Monday Shot

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