Schoolgirl uniforms, underwear, drugs, gangs and bangs (the sexual kind) ensure that we’re aware that DIE ANTWOORD, South Africa’s cleverest-must-screwed-up band, are back – this time with the video for ‘Cookie Thumper’.
Controversy (jy-maak-my-naam-nie-stukkend-nie) for the outsider, for certain, BUT is it controversial if it has become normal to expect it from this band – shock-repeat-shock? Maybe not but it’s impossible to not watch DIE ANTWOORD’s visually rich videos to the end – that keeps them relevant.
On the downside, i was thinking that it lacks a message but then i realized that underage sex, Numbers gangs and weed are about as normal as life gets for many in the Western Cape of South Africa where this is set. Zef isn’t an adventure…it’s everyday life.