Dismemberment Plan + Das Racist = ???

A life of pastabilities? Not quite.

I fucking love the Dismemberment Plan. You probably love Das Racist. Combine the two, and the results are about as awkward as you’d imagine.

No, there’s no collab in the works—just some video footage (above) of the recently reunited veteran DC band paying homage to an unlikely contemporary influence: Wes’s own Das Racist. The story went down at the band’s Boston gig Friday night, where an extended rendition of “OK Joke’s Over” somehow segued into a hilariously sloppy punk take on DR’s 2009 claim to fame, “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” “By the end,” Pitchfork reports, “[D-Plan frontman Travis] Morrison was dementedly screaming ‘Chick-fil-A! Chick-fil-A!’ over and over.” NIIIICE.

Oh, and two side-notes:

—1) In the course of my hunting down “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” on YouTube for the hyperlink, I came across this epic user comment. I’m it placing here for posterity:

I guess some people here can’t appreciate the genius of this song. Obviously this song is strongly influenced by Oliver Messiaen, and other 20th century composers, focusing on timbre as a musical form of expression, and? being the prime way this music creates music. The repetitions of the words only help exemplify these timbrel changes, evoking a deep and magical landscape, dense with fog, and smoke. These two men have successfully progressed music with this composition, one that’s inspiring&deep

—3) If you’ve never listened to the Dismemberment Plan before, go here, then here, then here. You’re welcome.


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