There was a time when I didn’t know who Spank Rock was. I was at the bar one night and my friend told me I had to listen to this new musical act with a funny sounding name. I initially dismissed Spank Rock because of the name, and boy was that a mistake. Fast forward a few months, and I am playing FIFA, wheeling and dealing as the manager of PSV Eindhoven. In the middle of trying to acquire FC Porto’s Fredy Guarin to bolster my midfield, a song came on. I have always enjoyed FIFA’s indie-tastic soundtrack, and this was no exception. I looked at the scroll at the bottom of the screen to see who the artist was, and to my surprise it was Spank Rock, the band with the funny name that I had dismissed months before.
Now I can’t stop listening to Spank Rock. His (Their?—Wikipedia seems to be confused about whether Spank Rock is one person or a group of people) music is half rap, half electro rock and all awesome. Spank Rock has put out two albums: YoYoYoYoYo and Everything is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Liar. Both are worth checking out.
Here’s the song that started it all for me, Energy. Bumping this tune while schooling goalies as Cesc Fabregas is one of the greatest feelings in videogaming.