I have good reason to believe this clip of Wino joining Rotor on stage for a rendition of The Obsessed‘s classic “Neatz Brigade” was filmed at the 2010 South of Mainstream festival, which is put on every year by the label Exile on Mainstream — purveyors of such Wino-ly provisions as the Adrift acoustic record and Heavy Kingdom collaboration with Conny Ochs, among others — but I don’t have confirmation on that. For what it’s worth, it’s Rotor‘s YubeTou channel that put it up. Either way, it’s Wino joining the Berlin-native instrumentalists on stage in 2010, and that’s definitely “Neatz Brigade,” so that’s enough for me. The South of Mainstream banner in the background of the clip could also be a clue. Ha.
Rotor are no strangers to the song, having included it on their aptly-titled 2010 fourth album, 4 (review here), on which it was Nico Kozik handling vocal duties. Nothing quite like going to the source, however, and as one might expect, Wino kills it on the track, which comes from The Obsessed‘s 1994 major label flirtation, The Church Within. I’ll be the first to admit the sound is less than optimal here, but the video itself is pretty excellent visually. You won’t often hear me advocate for listening to Obsessed songs with the volume low — or Rotor, for that matter — but that might help too in this case.
Either way, it’s a cool curio for the last Wino Wednesday of 2012, and I hope you dig it:
Tags: Germany, Rotor, Scott "Wino" Weinrich, The Obsessed, Wino, Wino Wednesday