Amyl and the Sniffers Chain Whip an Aristocrat in "Gacked on Anger"
The song appears on their self-titled debut LP
Published Jan 20, 2020Australian punk rockers Amyl and the Sniffers have released a new video for their 2019 track "Gacked on Anger."
The Gilbert Trejo-directed clip shows frontwoman Amy Taylor beating the absolute shit out of a wig-wearing aristocrat while screaming about economic inequality.
Around the release of the album last year, the band shared a statement about the track, explaining that the two-minute slapper is about the feeling of being so mad about financial stress and class struggles that it feels like you're on drugs.
"Gacked on Anger" is roughly about being so angry that it feels like your gacked — "gacked" means like fucked on drugs, high. The lyrics "stressed on tick because I'm gacked on anger" – tick is a roundabout way of saying debt/loan. The song lyrics are about money and class and my experiences with that, and the weird way my mind tries to wrap around the idea of having money/not having money/being in debt/getting paid or not paid as a musician. It's also about the rat race/pleasure/shame/stress of money and the power that it has on day to day life, and the power of class to keep us too busy and too dumb to help other people, or make any kind of change in the "system." We keep on working really hard for peanuts. I've been lucky in comparison and I'm grateful but in reality shit's pretty fucked sometimes, and there's lots to be angry about.
The "Gacked on Anger" visuals follow the release of the band's 2019 debut self-titled full-length Amyl and the Sniffers. For their effort, the band took home Best Rock Album at the 2019 ARIA Music Awards.
Back in July, the Aussie troupe made their way to Toronto for a show at the Velvet Underground. Read our review of that performance here.
Watch the "Gacked on Anger" video below.