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- Posted on Jan 26th 2010 10:30AM by Nick Flanagan
But after an attempt by Spinner to reach Anvil for comment on the tribute track was met with a less-than-enthusiastic response, D-Sisive has prepped a remix of the song replacing the Anvil clips and references with clips from classic hoser comedy 'FUBAR' -- read our recent exclusive on 'FUBAR II' -- signifying that his admiration of Anvil may now be laced with a bit of amused disbelief.
D-Sisive, 'DeadMan FUBAR:
This isn't the first time D-Sisive has freely sampled from his favourite fellow artists, though he did get permission to almost the entirety of the Tom Waits song 'Underground' on his song 'Ambulance' off his critically album 'The Book.'
Inspired by the documentary that brought the embattled Torontonian '80s rockers back into the spotlight by emphasising their sheer will to maintain a musical career, 'Anvil' was always intended as a tribute. The MC updated his prior single 'Brian Wilson,' questioning his own willpower to make it in music when there is little reward, wondering how he can continue with "no cameras to capture me grasping."
(As for Dead Man's Bones, D-Sisive has made no bones about his love for Ryan Gosling's Gothic rock band, having recently picked it one of his top 5 albums of 2009.)
On first viewing of 'Anvil!' the film, the rapper says he "laughed and cried," but admits, "I didn't even hear of the band until the movie, to be honest, but during the second viewing of it, I realised the majority of it was filmed in my neighbourhood. After some stalking/investigating, I found out Lips lives [close] to me, which totally creeped me out and made me connect more with the movie."
The Toronto rapper is also a regular at Panser's, the deli Anvil's Lips and Robb hatched their musical plans at. "I've got a good rapport with the guys who work there," D-sisive says, "they don't talk to me, I don't talk to them."
He also notes the irony of picking music made by a band famous because of its movie star member while using dialogue clips from a band that needed a movie to finally become famous. "And my song is an attempt to use and exploit both of those facts and make myself famous. It's working, am I right?"
But if it doesn't, D-sisive's not sure he can wait it out. "I hope I won't have to wait that long to make it -- I don't know if I could. Thirty years is a long time."