Jan 6, 2008

M.I.A. down with M.E.T.A.L.?

In my ongoing quest to understand the metal/hard rock influence in M.I.A.'s music, I fell onto her "officially" released version of the Paper Planes video. Aside for the sound being intact from the recording (the censorship issues that she faced came, ironically, from gunshot sound effects rather than actual words), she sported a Metallica/Ride the Lightning shirt in one of the scenes that comes up a few times. What that's all about, I have no idea.


powerpolitics said...

Gorgeous music, gorgeous woman. Plus she incorporates a working class ethos and background into her music seamless, un-ironically.

Rage said...

I hear you on what she's trying to do, but I have issues with the way she's kind of playing out the whole white-guy fantasy of a brown woman. Maybe she's playing it rather than portraying it. Not really clear.