some call it ‘speaking truth to power.’ alternet may have coined the phrase ‘getting colbert-ed.’ but we don’t care what you call, just as long as you keep on doing it! and we’ll remember to say thank you…
thank you ray mcgovern, thank you harry taylor, thank you stephen colbert and now, thank you jay babcock for “talking to Godsmack about what they use their music for.“
JAY (arthur magazine): What about this? In 2003 you did a show that started with video footage of Apache helicopters ”honing in on a desert target interspersed with the words ‘We will prevail…Stronger than them all.” SULLY (godsmack frontman): Say that again? JAY: I’m reading from a Boston Globe review of a show you did at the Tweeter Center. SULLY: Yeah. JAY: In front of 13,000 people on May 22, 2003. SULLY: Yeah, but tell me what it said again. JAY: Yes sir. It said “Godsmack’s ferociously high energy 90-minute set started with video footage of Apache helicopters honing in on a desert target, interspersed with the words ‘We will prevail…Stronger than them all.”
SULLY: Yeah…? JAY: So you’re using military imagery with your music at your concerts? SULLY: First of all, it was a COMPUTER image, a computer-animated helicopter that didn’t… There was no scene of a desert in there. It was a helicopter that rose up from the screen and scanned the audience. It was an EFFECT. And then it shot out missiles that hit the stage.