Video: “Open Season”; Update: Video banned from honors at YouTube?

posted at 11:41 am on December 18, 2006 by Allahpundit

Anti-jihad nu metal. I never thought I’d see the day.

The band is Stuck Mojo from Atlanta. The lyrics are here; the guitarist posted some thoughts about the song on his fan site. You will recognize, and appreciate, the sentiments.

Kind of goofy, kind of disturbing, kind of awesome. And profane in places, so here’s your content warning. Enjoy.

Update: Antipathy to anti-jihadism? At YouTube?

So What Happened?

Honestly? We don’t know. But it is clear that someone in an administrative position at YouTube does not like the message presented in the video. The best we can tell is that “Open Season” has been banned from appearing in any of the “Honors” categories and appearing on the lists. The simple fact is that the videos on these lists are highly visible. In essence, they receive extra promotion for being popular. Apparently, this does not sit well with them in Stuck Mojo’s case.

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i like it. chances are it will never clear the PC police on any of the cable video channels.

mfnorman on December 18, 2006 at 11:50 AM

Strong.

Not my preferred style of music, and profanity doesn’t gain any respect from me, but the message is excellent.

Freelancer on December 18, 2006 at 11:55 AM

Well finally! Major props are due Stuck Mojo for this video.

mfnorman never doubt the power of denied access, it is still the forbidden fruit.

mkm19602000 on December 18, 2006 at 11:56 AM

Is that Pudge Rodriguez in the screenshot?

mikeyboss on December 18, 2006 at 12:03 PM

Dudes.

I’m fired up.

Chris L. on December 18, 2006 at 12:05 PM

It’s far past time.

Buzzy on December 18, 2006 at 12:07 PM

It’s Open Season.

Hell yeah.

MikeyB on December 18, 2006 at 12:20 PM

We are suffering a deficit of badly-needed right wing rock music.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but Toby Keith didn’t make it for me.

mikeomatic on December 18, 2006 at 12:20 PM

I predict we’re going to see more of this kind of thing. I’ve been wondering for the past couple of years how long people are going to look at what’s going on and not decide that they have to take matters into their own hands. I’m not condoning vigilantism, but how long can people sit by and listen to the media and the governmental elites talk about the “religion of peace” and what’s going on in the middle east without the clear and obvious understanding that their being lied to. How many newspaper articles can you read where the actual facts being reported completely contradict the editorial slant?

Part of it is happening with the blogosphere, but it seems to me that the culture of denial that exists in “official” channels is going to HAVE to provoke some kind of eruption.

Farmer_Joe on December 18, 2006 at 12:21 PM

Dude, that is BRUTAL.

Now how about some metal for fish?

ReubenJCogburn on December 18, 2006 at 12:23 PM

For The Cause Of Allah
Music: Ward
Spoken Word: Walid Shoebat

Did you see this song before Open Season? Allah, could you find the music for this one?

MikeyB on December 18, 2006 at 12:26 PM

S!

From someone who was forced to see the truth… all the way back in 83….

Romeo13
US Navy (Ret)

Romeo13 on December 18, 2006 at 12:26 PM

Sweeeeeet. Stuck Mojo has been around in some form or another since the early 90’s, and they’ve always been the only rock or hip-hop act I’ve ever heard of that’s unapologetically rightwing. Great live band, too, catch them on tour if you can.

Enrique on December 18, 2006 at 12:27 PM

Part of it is happening with the blogosphere, but it seems to me that the culture of denial that exists in “official” channels is going to HAVE to provoke some kind of eruption.

Farmer_Joe on December 18, 2006 at 12:21 PM

I agree — and when it happens, the culture of denial will, of course, blame it on the neo-cons. So what do we do about THAT?

CyberCipher on December 18, 2006 at 12:31 PM

I am so freakin’ happy. I can’t wait to tell my wife I finally heard a rap song that I like. She’ll faint.

dostrick on December 18, 2006 at 12:31 PM

Oh, and don’t forget to BUY THE NEW ALBUM (since we’re rightwingers and believe in capitalism and don’t download, right? RIGHT????) at http://www.stuckmojomedia.com. These dudes have gone totally independent, and aren’t having any worthless record labels put out their stuff anymore, they’re selling directly to the fans. Highly recommended – these are the dudes that were getting NO CREDIT about 10 years ago when Limp Bizkit was the biggest band in the world.

Enrique on December 18, 2006 at 12:36 PM

Open season and there is no bag limit

liberrocky on December 18, 2006 at 12:37 PM

Love it. Want this on my iPod.

There was a band that started just after 9/11 called Republicans Talk Back

Metal with a right-winged message. They broke up in 2003 though. They’re out there…but ya won’t see ’em on MTV anytime soon…

JetBoy on December 18, 2006 at 12:50 PM

I really am thankful to see this. I’m not into metal, but I’m going to buy this album anyways to support these guys doing a good thing! ;)

dynospectrum on December 18, 2006 at 12:50 PM

Excellent! A new band to listen and I like the message.

shooten on December 18, 2006 at 12:52 PM

Watching that liberal tool from The View spout off about Rummy followed by this rap/heavy metal statement of patriotism and self protection has broken my brain. I cannot say I hate all rap misic anymore!

wedgedonovan on December 18, 2006 at 1:01 PM

These guys are good. I wish I’d known of them sooner.

Esthier on December 18, 2006 at 1:15 PM

Finally!!!!!! What took us so long??!!

Does this qualify as a response to Dirty Kuffar?

Kid from Brooklyn on December 18, 2006 at 1:34 PM

great song and great message; I just bought my CD.

dalewalt on December 18, 2006 at 1:39 PM

I guess it’s just a matter of time before this is banned on YouTube…. oops! my bad – it already has been banned on YouTube.

pullingmyhairout on December 18, 2006 at 1:51 PM

Good Stuff

Of course youtube banned it, its not jihad friendly.

Sammy316 on December 18, 2006 at 1:58 PM

Until this, the only rapper I could stand to listen to was a nerdy, white, accordian playing Jew outta Lynwood.

And now I sit here trembling in rage and pride.

He’s got it right, you step on my ‘hood, it’s understood… it’s open season you raghead sons of whores.

MOMinuteman on December 18, 2006 at 2:03 PM

Generally I don’t like RAP, but that was not bad. I read Rich Ward’s post, and the man hit the nail on the head! A religion of peace.. yah right, and Hitler was a man who loved the Jews!

Confederate on December 18, 2006 at 2:06 PM

It’s about time someone put the rage I feel to a happy little tune! I sure hope the boys at Club Gitmo know about this and are using it to entertain our guests….

PinkyBigglesworth on December 18, 2006 at 2:15 PM

I like it. Nice find AP.

zerodamage on December 18, 2006 at 2:15 PM

For The Cause Of Allah
Music: Ward
Spoken Word: Walid Shoebat

Did you see this song before Open Season? Allah, could you find the music for this one?

MikeyB on December 18, 2006 at 12:26 PM

I just found and listened to the song on the Stuck Mojo site.

MattSkosh on December 18, 2006 at 2:26 PM

i like it. chances are it will never clear the PC police on any of the cable video channels.

mfnorman on December 18, 2006 at 11:50 AM

Nor those on the largest internet video channel. To be honest to my values, I wouldn’t want it too visible where kids would get to it unattended, simply for the profanity and disturbing imagery. But YouTool is not honest to any values by blocking it from honors, given the sort of vids that remain unblocked.

Freelancer on December 18, 2006 at 2:34 PM

New favorite song!

Iblis on December 18, 2006 at 2:43 PM

That guitarist needs to calm the f**k down. It looks sooooooo bad.

Pat Meebles on December 18, 2006 at 2:46 PM

Also, the song itself just isn’t that great. These guys fell into the same trap that Pink and Neil Young fell into, where political message mattered more than good songwriting.

Pat Meebles on December 18, 2006 at 2:48 PM

It’s Open Season.

Hell yeah.

Hell yeah. I hate rap, but that was awesome. Bought my CD.

infidel4life on December 18, 2006 at 2:55 PM

Wow. This is groundbreaking.

Also, the song itself just isn’t that great.

Que? Which part – the words, the music, or both?

Me, I was shocked at good the words were; like or dislike the message, they work. And their sound… great & a perfect fit for the song. I’ll have to hear their other songs to judge their overall scope in songwriting ability.

That guitarist needs to calm the f**k down. It looks sooooooo bad.

Hey. No pickin’ on the guitar player! (bad joke…) If he’s like that in their love ballads I’ll agree, but IMHO he’s not out of bounds on this track.

These guys fell into the same trap that Pink and Neil Young fell into, where political message mattered more than good songwriting.

O-Kay-o… whatever you say :-)

RD on December 18, 2006 at 3:11 PM

[RD] Me, I was shocked at good the words were;

Er, I was shocked as how good the words were.

RD on December 18, 2006 at 3:13 PM

Make that “shocked at how good the words were!”

RD on December 18, 2006 at 3:14 PM

Oh, and don’t forget to BUY THE NEW ALBUM (since we’re rightwingers and believe in capitalism and don’t download, right? RIGHT????) at http://www.stuckmojomedia.com. These dudes have gone totally independent, and aren’t having any worthless record labels put out their stuff anymore, they’re selling directly to the fans. Highly recommended – these are the dudes that were getting NO CREDIT about 10 years ago when Limp Bizkit was the biggest band in the world.

Mine is on the way… These guys got shafted big time, they invented the sound Limp Bizkit got rich off of. So, really support them and buy tickets to their shows when they’re in your town!

I missed these guys and I’m glad they’re back.

liquidflorian on December 18, 2006 at 3:30 PM

Went to the band’s site, read the lyrics, just bought my first “rap” album…….ain’t that a helluva thing?

TBinSTL on December 18, 2006 at 3:41 PM

The video has several honors if you look at the YouTube page for the video.

Honors for This Video:
#76 – Most Viewed (This Week) – Music – All
#43 – Top Rated (This Week) – Music – All
#21 – Most Discussed (This Week) – Music – All
#99 – Top Favorites (This Week) – Music – All

It is listed on honors pages mentioned.

Well many have said that either the influential folks in Islam were going to have to show some change real quick or a backlash was coming. I guess the backlash is starting now.

IndependentConserv on December 18, 2006 at 4:03 PM

I just purchased a copy as well.

We need to support bands that support our cause!

quax1 on December 18, 2006 at 4:03 PM

I guess Culture Club’s “Do You Really Wanna Hurt Me” is no longer the anti-jihad theme song. Oh well.

Mojave Mark on December 18, 2006 at 4:05 PM

Might be the best $20 I spend this week.
Downloaded to the player. Soon to be on the jukebox in the office…..

CBarker on December 18, 2006 at 4:05 PM

We are suffering a deficit of badly-needed right wing rock music.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but Toby Keith didn’t make it for me.

mikeomatic on December 18, 2006 at 12:20 PM

Yep, country music doesn’t have the raw emotional impact like rap/metal.

Definitely buying this CD. Probably a few.

Bill C on December 18, 2006 at 4:43 PM

Did anyone notice from their website they have a spoken word piece from Walid Shoebat?

Bill C on December 18, 2006 at 4:44 PM

Like everything about it.

CanaryinaCoalMine on December 18, 2006 at 4:50 PM

Yannow….without the words and base on visuals alone…one could almost mistake this for a pro-jihad video.

Personally, I would’ve like to have seen a little shock and awe sprinkled with a few death pics of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin Abu al-Zarqawi and Uday and Qusay Hussein…..just so the message was crystal clear.

The Ugly American on December 18, 2006 at 4:58 PM

I agree — and when it happens, the culture of denial will, of course, blame it on the neo-cons. So what do we do about THAT?

Honestly, I don’t think it’ll matter too much at that point.

Farmer_Joe on December 18, 2006 at 5:07 PM

Gee, thanks again, AP. Now I can’t state (with force) “I hate all rap music!” I’m in the process of ordering the CD myself.

How can I live with myself now? (Hint: Easily!)

rmgraha on December 18, 2006 at 6:40 PM

Anyone else jamming “Rising” tonight? Holla.

Enrique on December 18, 2006 at 7:15 PM

I’m having an attack of patriotism, and I’m cut-and-pasting this from the band’s web site because anyone who reads this far down in the comments needs to check this out:

Welcome to the Mojo Mindset!

The tracks on our new record, “Southern Born Killers,” will be posted at http://www.StuckMojo.us, as well as all over the internet for you to download, FOR FREE! You read that right! Download the songs, share them with your friends and, if you like what you hear, let potential new fans know where they too can get the songs for free.

Why would we give the songs away for free? Well, we’ve been recording records for free for almost twelve years now anyway! Of course it wasn’t free to you, the fans. You thought you were supporting the band as you shelled out 16 bucks to a retail store which kept five or six of those dollars for a few inches of shelf space and the rest ended up at a record company in New York, Los Angeles, London or Germany. Yeah, I know, they have a staff to pay, rent, a light bill, advertising budgets, etc. I’m a confirmed capitalist and I want to see everyone that works hard succeed. But most of the guys that I know who play music for a living drive older, used cars, live in small apartments and eat microwave burritos three times a day. I’ve never once met a record label executive that drives a Toyota Corolla, sleeps on an air mattress and has to take medicine to control his chronic case of diarrhea from Taco Bell. And that’s saying something because I’ve met a lot of them! In fact, most of them have a fresh tan and a golf swing that wasn’t perfected just on the weekends. I’m through with them making money off my music.

If you like the songs and want to own a copy of the actual “Southern Born Killers” CD, then purchase it at http://www.StuckMojoMedia.com. This guarantees you the album at it’s highest possible audio quality as well as a full-color, 16 panel booklet, a bonus DVD featuring the new video for “Open Season” shot by British filmmaker Simon Evans and a 20 minute behind-the-scenes documentary.

This album was completely financed by the band. By purchasing “Southern Born Killers” directly, you can do so knowing the money will go directly to the creators of the music who will continue investing in another record, another video, another tour.

Lastly, if you don’t have the dollars to buy the record, then just enjoy the free downloads. Tell everyone to go to http://www.myspace.com/stuckinthemojo or http://www.StuckMojo.us and come see Stuck Mojo live when we are in your town or a town near you.

Enrique on December 18, 2006 at 7:35 PM

I just visited their forums….I looking forward to seeing what happens to their sales after today. I’ve seen this vid linked on most of my favorite sites and we are the kind of folks to actually support somebody we like in actual tangible ways.

TBinSTL on December 18, 2006 at 8:36 PM

I’m a hardcore headbanger myself though I’m sort of luke warm on the rap-metal style but this was well done with an excellent message.

I got my terrorist hunting permit among otehr esentials for such hunting so I’m ready to rock if needed!

My oath to defend my country didn’t end when my enlistment ended, it’s a duty for EVERY U.S. citizen. It’s time to step up.

Yakko77 on December 18, 2006 at 10:15 PM

I think I heard the guitarist will be on John Gibson’s Fox Radio show Tues. Night at 7pm as well…

JetBoy on December 18, 2006 at 11:08 PM

Que? Which part – the words, the music, or both?

Me, I was shocked at good the words were; like or dislike the message, they work. And their sound… great & a perfect fit for the song. I’ll have to hear their other songs to judge their overall scope in songwriting ability.

Hey. No pickin’ on the guitar player! (bad joke…) If he’s like that in their love ballads I’ll agree, but IMHO he’s not out of bounds on this track.

Both the lyrics and the music weren’t as good as it could’ve been. the vocalist sounds like he was trying to force those words into place, like when a someone forces the wrong puzzle piece into a slot that doesn’t match it. I didn’t like the specific vocal rhythms, and the guitar riffs were lacking.

Now, with the guitar player. As someone who’s into this type of thing (not specifically numetal, but heavy/thrashy stuff in general), I can tell you he’s just trying too hard. To me, this is up there with Dukakis posing in the tank, or Kerry windsurfing. Also, when he was posing for his big “solo” camera shot, he just came off as a worse version of Zakk Wylde.

And when I referred to Neil Young, I was talking about his new song “let’s impeach the president.” It’s horrid. If I want to hear good leftist lyrics, I’ll listen to Bad Religion.

Pat Meebles on December 18, 2006 at 11:13 PM

Just bought my copy. Not for the song “Open Season”. I bought it for Walid Shoebat’s words in “For the Cause of allah”. Walid’s words about “their messiah is our anti-christ and our messiah is theirs” I found quite profound. I’ve finally found the theme song (score)for the frustrations and rage I’ve felt about the whole extreme islam issue. This song helps me vent a little in my mind. After listening intensely, I feel a resolve. It’s just like afer Michael Buffer says “Let’s get ready to ruuuuumble!” Or like after a good cry, you know?

and to think…it’s freakin’ rap. Never thouht I’d buy…oh wait…I think I just saw a pig fly.

Danilo on December 18, 2006 at 11:56 PM

YouTube removed the block and the video can show up on the favorite list now – but mysteriously the view count is no longer incrementing.

I’m not sure what the “granularity” of the counting system is, but I’m don’t think it’s over two hours…

Merovign on December 19, 2006 at 12:06 AM

Well, there’s at least ONE rap song that I like! Man that was like a breath of fresh air! Finally, someone saying what a lot of people are feeling.

My oath to defend my country didn’t end when my enlistment ended, it’s a duty for EVERY U.S. citizen. It’s time to step up.

Yakko77 on December 18, 2006 at 10:15 PM

Amen to that brother, amen to that. We must all be vigilant, these people are here, infiltrated and smiling. After 9/11 they arrested some Arab guys near my house in N.Y., when I went home for a visit, I was shocked to see the entire line of people waiting to take a license road test were all of middle eastern decent. This, in a neighborhood that for all of my life has been middle class black on one side, middle class whites on the other and similarly stationed Puerto Ricans in the middle! They are offering 600, 000 dollars CASH for 500,000 dollar homes, no questions asked and the realtor’s name is always some unprounounceable thing ending with Muhammed. Ever Vigilant we must be.

Once on a flight from Long Beach to JFK, I was taken aside for special screening because I only brought a one way ticket. This was fine, everyone was courteous and the anal probe only hurt my ego, (LOL). The group of people who were being singled out was pretty big and they had us all waiting in a holding area to be called over to a screening station. As the line started moving more and more people who were sitting, began to “fall in “. Soon there was only one man still sitting. The line had progressed to the point where I, fourth from the end, was standing adjacent to the man in question. He was of middle eastern decent, nicely dressed and sweating like a virgin on prom night! He was wearing an eggshell white, silk shirt , that was heavily “spotting” through from sweat. Rivulets had begun rolling down his face by the time I got there and he looked scared as you know what. FInally, having no choice but to join the line, he gets up. I could see his body shaking, ever see someone about to get in a fight but they’re scared and shaking? Well, that was this guy in spades. As I got to the “special screener”, I tried to surreptitously get his attention. “Excuse me sir”, I said, “The man at the end of the line has been looking and acting suspicous for the last half hour and you can see that he’s almost sweated himself out of his shirt” … Well this cheeky little liberal took five minutes out of both our lives to instruct ME on the evils of racial profiling, I kid you not. He was actually beaming with pride as he said that they weren’t going to pay any more attention to Sweat Boy than to anyone else, that, “all would be screened”. After picking my jaw up off the ground and boarding the plane, I looked around for “MR SWEATY GUY” and guess where they had him sitting? NEXT TO THE DOOR! You know the one where he can reach up, pull the cord and send us all into the Pacific? (Don’t think they actually work when pressurized, but hey, y’know?) So I look around to see if anyone else is outraged that the Arabian Knight is sitting by the door and no one else was worried about anything other than Britney kissing Madonna, or some other such foolishness. SOOOOO I left my seat on the left side of the plane, walked down to the area between the aisles where they keep the coffee and gently whistled to the large black lady that was sitting next to SWEATY ARAB GUY. She thought I was flirting and was tremendously flattered and yes I shamelessly used this to get her to leave her seat and come to the coffee area. (Get your mind out of the gutter! )Whereupon, I proceeded to give her the impression (without directly stating it of course) that I was some legal Air Marshally type of guy and I asked her to switch seats with me. After she got over the disappointment of me not trying to date her, she agreed. I switched seats with her , sat down and even apologized to Sweaty Guy for any confusion. Of which, he had plenty. I treated him politely and even threw out his garbage for him as any decent aisle seater would do.But we both knew that I was watching his every move, we sat knee to knee all the way to N.Y.
Look, I can’t give you the context in this post, but he and I both knew that he wasn’t right, that something about him was out of kilter and it had me “hinky” . And he knew, without it ever having been said, that if he moved wrong, even a little wrong, he was gonna see Allah sooner rather than later for the virgins. I am an extremely lethal fighter, well versed in various and sundry bad things I learned from Uncle Sam once upon a time and I always keep in shape. I got my eyes open. Do the same. Semper Fi.

Soothsayer on December 19, 2006 at 12:11 AM

How many fine young black Americans are in Iraq, have died in Iraq, or have seen their fellow soldiers die at the hands of these savages, and having seen for themselves just how blacks are treated by the Ummah…you wonder what they think of the RoP when they get home. I bet they are simply tired of the bullshit…and this is juicy payback for them

Jewel on December 19, 2006 at 12:34 AM

Nice feel to the song, like old NWA or Rage Against the Machine, but with a lyrical focus I can follow.

Git some Southern Born Killas!

Alden Pyle on December 19, 2006 at 10:23 AM

I saw Stuck Mojo open for Machine Head in ’94. Loved them ever since. The “Open Letter to Jesse Jackson” they did on the third album was one of the best things I’ve ever heard a band do.

Soothsayer, amen Devil Dog

hulbstar on December 19, 2006 at 5:10 PM

Wow. That. F’ing. Rocks. Generic, but so what. Kind of a Public Enemy meets System of a Down vibe.

Awesome.

John from WuzzaDem on December 19, 2006 at 9:22 PM

We are suffering a deficit of badly-needed right wing rock music.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but Toby Keith didn’t make it for me.

mikeomatic on December 18, 2006 at 12:20 PM

Word.

Jaibones on December 20, 2006 at 12:36 AM

F YEAH!!!

This is ipod bound in my house!! Thanks Stuck Mojo!

tickleddragon on December 20, 2006 at 12:46 AM

Bought my CD after it passed the “Three Song” test (had a sneaky suspicion it wouldn’t be necessary, but I am naturally cautious). Not really my cup of tea on a normal day, but WOW! It’s about friggin’ TIME! This is the kind of music that gets me fired up and wanting to hurt something (in a purely militaristic and lawful way, of course)! I think I’ll blast this on my way to my next drill; it might actually get me fired up enough to forget that I’m going to be freezing my tukhus off in the mountains. Days like this remind me why I never wanted to leave active duty…

Oh, and I can’t blame AP for getting me to own a semi rap album, either. Had a friend introduce me to Mos Def’s “The New Danger.” The man’s a bit of a lefty, I think, but he CAN write… Ah, well, my slide into decrepitude continues.

Militant Bibliophile on December 20, 2006 at 10:54 PM

I like it.
I like it a lot.

justltl on September 11, 2010 at 12:41 AM