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|Single by Lamb of God|
|from the album Sacrament|
|Songwriter(s)|| John Campbell |
|Lamb of God singles chronology|
"Redneck" is the first single from the heavy metal band Lamb of God, from their fifth album Sacrament , as well as the first single from the album. A music video was also produced for the song. Vocalist Randy Blythe described the song's meaning in an interview with the magazine Metal Hammer :
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The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the Grammy Awards of 2007. It appeared as Brian Posehn's introductory song on the Comedy Central "Roast of Bob Saget" and is featured on the track listing of THQ's Saints Row 2, EA Sports Big's NFL Street 3 and SCEA's ATV Offroad Fury 4 video games.
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The music video begins with a little girl named Mary Jane, whose birthday is near: her mother decides that this year instead of her father playing music, they should "hire some professional entertainment" and looks at the yellow pages for a band. The band ad she sees is Lamb of God's and, thinking they're a Christian band due to the name, she hires them. The next scene is a nice suburban birthday party for small children, one that is abruptly disturbed and eventually ruined as Lamb of God's tour bus arrives, full of scantily clad groupies and marijuana. The band and crew make themselves at home, trashing everything in their way, and continue to set up a stage, regardless of the obvious displeasure of the neighborhood. The band then plays the rest of the song on stage, causing everyone except little Mary to flee from the aggressive metal sound. The video ends with the singer Randy Blythe falling unconscious into a kiddie pool and Mary laughing.
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The video received moderate airplay.
Ashes of the Wake is the fourth studio album and first major label release by American metal band Lamb of God, released in 2004 via Epic Records. The album debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200, selling 35,000 copies in its first week and was rated by Guitar World as the 49th greatest Guitar Album of all Time. This album also was rated by Metal Hammer as the 5th greatest Metal Album of The 21st Century. The album is aimed at the war in Iraq, with songs such as "Ashes of the Wake", "Now You've Got Something to Die For", "One Gun" and "The Faded Line". The quote at the beginning of "Omerta" is a paraphrase of the Sicilian Mafia's code of silence. As of August 2010, Ashes of the Wake has sold 398,000 copies in the United States. Ten years after its release, as of 2014, sales have topped 400,000 copies sold and is Lamb of God’s best-selling record. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in February 2016.
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