The Shanks - German Heavy Metal Girl

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Director: Scott Montgomery
Second Unit Director (Berlin) Justin Lafreniere
DOP (Berlin): Lukasz Majka
DOP (Canada): Kieran Heilbron
Lighting (Canada): Luke McCutcheon
Wardrobe (Berlin): Stacey Clark
Drivers (Berlin): Lex Bergmann / Deidre Erin Ritsche
Special Effects: Stan Verbitzky

Pistolwhip von Shankenstein: Ian Donald Starkey (bass)
Colonel Crankshaft: John David Brumell (drums)
German Heavy Metal Girl: Laura Schürmann
Stasi Officer: Alexander Breitenbach
Valet of the Shanks: Fabian Hererra
Postman: Scott Montgomery

Wardrobe of the Shanks: Furnished Exclusively by the House of Adam (Cincinnati, Ohio) and the Royal Navy
Based conceptually on the short story "The Compact and the Crown" by Ian Starkey

"German Heavy Metal Girl"
Copyright 2013 Squirtgun Records (Canada)
Released 6 Dec. 2013 as the B- Side of "When My Ship Hits Christmas Day"
Composition/ Lyrics: Ian Starkey/ Mono Butcher Boys SOCAN
Produced by Lee Maslin/ Cory Bruyea
Engineered and Mixed by Arthur Sadowski
Recorded in the Tractor Shop, Heart's Rest, Mono
Mastered by Joao Carvalho 


Soon after last year's Surfing the Lexicon, Ontario rock duo the Shanks released a stand-alone single (via Squirtgun Records) with the tracks "When My Ship Hits Christmas Day" and "German Heavy Metal Girl." Now, the latter cut has got its own music video.

The clip shows the hirsute gentlemen of the Shanks receiving a package in the mail. It contains the aforementioned 7-inch, plus a bottle of liquor. They pour themselves a drink, and visions inside of their glasses transport us into a side-plot involving the titular German woman. We also see the Shanks perform while getting wet in the bathroom. Usurpingly, mixing water and electrified rock'n'roll turns out to be a bad idea.

The video was directed by Scott Montgomery, and you can check it out above.
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