Video: Henry Rollins vs. The Techno Viking

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45 Responses to “Video: Henry Rollins vs. The Techno Viking”

  1. Francesco Fondi says:

    the Viking’s GOD would never dance to this cheese techno track…

    but anwyay who is this henry rollins?!

  2. Mark Frauenfelder says:

    If he still had long hair the Techno Viking could braid his hair for him: http://bit.ly/12Y7NA

  3. Ernunnos says:

    His proper name is Glowstick the Barbarian.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Henry is gonna kick someone’s ass.

    For damn sure.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I’ve met Rollins and he is actually around 5 foot 10 or 6ft tall. He’s no Danzig

  6. bbonyx says:

    When I was a teen I skated to Bauhaus, D.I., Descendants and Black Flag. Now that I’m 40 all I listen to is EDM.

    I enjoy HR, even his spoken word stuff… but this just shows me that he hasn’t evolved past 1985. Since we’re the same age he can’t blame it on getting old, he’s just not moving forward.

    Oh, and there’s *nothing* shitty about a drug that makes you feel like you’re wearing pants made of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

  7. Halloween Jack says:

    I admire Henry Rollins for living the kind of life that the average BB commenter can only dream of.

  8. zoetrope says:

    hmmm, like black flag sounded any less shitty than techno. seriously, most punk sounds like assssss.

  9. MrsBug says:

    @#37, Ha! Yeah, like vinegar and baking soda together. Separate: common, uneventful. Together: full of WIN!

  10. Ernunnos says:

    I turned my volume up.

    Put that on a white label 12″, send it to the clubs.

  11. HeruRaHa says:

    I am a huge fan of Rollins, but he needs to not be fighting anyone these days… I bumped into him in the Trader Joe’s about a month ago, and almost didn’t recognize him…

    I said to myself, “hey, that really old dude kinda looks like Rollins… oh wait…”

  12. freeyourcrt says:

    Viking + Rollins cage match!

  13. morgaen says:

    Heard it here before: http://www.last.fm/music/Panacea/_/Intro
    I doubt this was the first instance either.
    Is this being posted for the irony or does someone really dig autotune?

  14. spyderbyte says:

    What are the other video clips?

  15. Anonymous says:

    There’s some problem with the way your posts are being copied to Facebook. No embedded video or link shows over there for this; it has happened with others too.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I know all three: Steve Porter, Techno Viking and Henry Rollins.

    Woo hoo!

  17. ADavies says:

    Rock on people. R-r-r-r-ock ON!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Woah, when did HR start telling those punk kids to get off his lawn? Kill your heroes, indeed…

  19. slida says:

    You have to admire Henry for managing to make a career out of not being particularly good or talented at anything. I guess that is his true genius.

  20. Anonymous says:

    A previous and superior version of this was done on Modeselektor – Boogy Bytes Vol. 3 in 2007.

  21. IWood says:

    I was entertained, and I’m not angry about it.

  22. Anonymous says:

    That was fun, though it seems to me that Henry Rollins spends all his time making fun of other genres of music nowadays.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I still hold a grudge against Henry Rollins. I went away for the summer between my freshman and sophomore years, and during the summer the school rented my dorm room to two Black Flag groupies. One night the band came to visit them and they totally trashed my room. When I came back in the fall there was new plaster and carpeting everywhere, and all the nifty murals on the walls were gone.

  24. MrsBug says:

    I’m going to fall on the side of the Techno Viking because a) I like techno, b) it’s always fun to see a dude dancing in public without any shame and c) I don’t like Rollin’s language. I have virgin ears (har) and just have always felt that people who feel the need to use profanity liberally like that are unimaginative. Yes, you can call me prudish.

  25. RATSAWGOD says:

    I dig Rollins and I dig electronica. This rant, unedited, is a bit tongue and cheek actually.

    If you haven’t seen his speak recently, he saves his real hostility for politics. Otherwise, he’s become very grounded and self-effacing over the last decade plus, making fun of his own height (short), his age, and the fact every time a tough-looking, young fan approaches him his first fleeting thought is how worried he is his old man ass is about to be kicked.

  26. JayCruz says:

    Rollins is always angry about everything. Even when he says he likes things. I saw him interviewing Steve Buscemi and he said that he admired him, but I find it really hard to believe him when he says it in such an intense and angry way. He’s basically Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street.

  27. MITTZNZ says:

    Henry Rollins is a standup comedian of the caliber of Carrot Top.

  28. pinehead says:

    Rollins’ only contribution to the world has been a ceaseless torrent of angry idiot noises. Techno Viking is blank-eyed internet meme. But together, they cancel each other out and actually seem somewhat entertaining. It’s like multimedia chemistry in action.

  29. Fred H says:

    Don’t insult Carrot Top like that.

  30. EH says:

    Henry Rollins denigrating people for being self-important. Right.

    Heruraha: Isn’t he like five three, like Glenn Danzig?

  31. Anonymous says:

    That was all kinds of awesome! Good find and more, please.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Did he just describe extacy as a ‘shitty drug?’

  33. sobreiro says:

    I suffered through one of his spoken word records once… suffice to say I’d rather spend my time listening to z-grade trance.

  34. senorglory says:

    I’ve been a fan of dj fuck-head for years!

  35. eustace says:

    Regardless of your position on techno, Black Flag and/or Henry Rollins, the video is self-evidently amusing, I would hope.
    Having opinions on all of the above, I was laughing throughout.

    Which reminds me – if the robots win, we’ll have to listen to techno…

  36. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe how obviously dense you all are. Rollins is a god. Not THE god, but A god.

  37. Anonymous says:

    rollins turned into what he used to hate.

  38. gentaro says:

    rollins wouldn’t stand a chance.

  39. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know who Henry Rollins, but I do know TECHNO VIKING!

  40. Anonymous says:

    Henry Rollins could kick the ass of Chuck Norris and the Dos XX Interesting man at the same time with his feet tied behind his back.

  41. Anonymous says:

    technoviking would kick henry rollins’ aging post-punk ass, but in a thoroughly proper and righteous way

  42. Itsumishi says:

    Wow I disagree with Rollins rant about drugs but that video sure does prove his point!

  43. MrMonkey says:

    I, OTOH, have never heard of this Techno Viking character, but I’m down w/ Henry Rollins.

  44. Anonymous says:

    Finally someone has combined my love for pissed off Henry Rollins rants and autotune.

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