Dave Grohl, Fred Armisen "Get the Hardcore Band Back Together" on SNL

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Fred Armisen channels '80s hardcore frontmen on SNL.
I know everyone's probably video'd out after the Super Bowl, but this SNL clip from this weekend is totally great. What happens when the very-'80s hardcore band "Crisis of Conformity" gets back together at the wedding of its vocalist? Why, just ask Fred Armisen -- the vocalist in question -- and Dave Grohl, who's sporting a hilarious gray ponytail wig. The quartet nails the old-dudes-rocking-out vibe perfectly, especially because the fake song they play is a dead-on satire of the more strident bits of the genre. Also, fun fact posted in the Stereogum comments: Did you notice the wedding is "Cadena-Norton"? I.e., Dez Cadena and Greg Norton of Black Flag and Husker Du, respectively?

Grohl, incidentally, was on the show with Them Crooked Vultures, his supergroup with Josh Homme and John Paul Jones. Video of "Mind Eraser" after the jump.


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Shanice
Shanice

Someone upload it to youtube, because I really want to see it! Even if it's a shit copy on youtube. Damn out of region :/

Bob McMahon
Bob McMahon

Shawn, I'm not sure how Johannes can be the secret to Homme's career when he only played on one song (Hangin' Tree) on their breakout third album Songs for the Deaf. Plus Josh has been around forever. He started with Kyuss when he was 16 and has more than paid his dues.

Hulu sucks
Hulu sucks

Hulu sucks. I guess I'll just torrent the whole show, since they won't let me watch clips in europe.

Chris
Chris

Grohl and Jones were fine, I wasnt impressed by Homme, or the song writing. I might feel differently If I listen to the album, but live, it just didn't do it for me.

Name
Name

holy crap what the hell's up with the bands these days. super group? more like super crap.

David Baker
David Baker

Too funny. The sound of Crisis of Conformity is right on to about a million bands I saw in the mid-eighties.

Mason
Mason

wow I don't know how anyone can say that TCV sucked...this was an awesome performance...their CD is amazing....its so nice to see Dave Grohl back on the set....thanks for your terrible musical insight FRED

Shawn
Shawn

Poor Alain Johannes. Doesn't even get a closeup. I think he's been guiding Homme's career more than a lot of people give him credit for.

Fred
Fred

TCV sucked. Sounded like they wrote the songs in about 30 seconds, and Josh is not exactly the strongest front man in the world.

Dave from Resoldered
Dave from Resoldered

Right after that many joked with us about that being us in 20 years. One of my friends suggested that instead of playing "Fight in the Parking Lot," we'd be screaming YOU FAILED ME. Now who doesn't want to hear that at a wedding?

jason potter
jason potter

Hilarious! I'd go see that band before I'd go see Them Crooked Vultures.

Why is Dave wearing gloves for their songs, btw? Freaks me out. Makes me feel funny.

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