For over 20 years, Anal Cunt existed for the sole purpose of being as deliberately offensive as possible, relying heavily on scathing grindcore and lyrical themes of homophobia, racism, misogyny, and general shitbaggery. They showcased this right in their outrageously anti-PC song titles. Among them were"I Got an Office Job for the Sole Purpose of Sexually Harassing Women," "I Made Fun of You Because Your Kid Just Died," and "Recycling Is Gay."
Whether you took them at face value or as tongue-in-cheek, it didn't matter. It was extremist art, meant to piss people off. But fast forward to 2017, and all notions about what extremist positions are have gone right out the fucking window with the election of President Donald Trump.
Anal Cunt founder Seth Putnam didn't live to see President Trump, having passed away in 2011. But if he'd made it, he might be downright baffled to see that the bile he spewed for the purposes of being a repugnant troll have since been adopted by a major political candidate, and that furthermore, this candidate rode those sentiments straight to the White House.
Anal Trump, the newish project featuring Cattle Decapitation's Travis Trump and Rob Trump of Pinback and Goblincock (not their real names obviously), recently began brilliantly bridging the gap between Putnam and Trump. Using actual quotes and sentiments from The Donald himself, Anal Trump blurs the line between Putnam's abhorrent musical output and the public positions of the 45th President. With song titles like "I Like the Soldiers That DON'T Get Captured" and "Journalism Is Gay," Anal Trump forces you to think about how much of Putnam's deliberate repulsiveness became normalized over Trump's political rise.
To commemorate today's swearing in of the anti-christ, Anal Trump and director David Hall mashed all of the band's rapid-fire songs from their EP That Makes Me Smart! into one giant video, complete with visuals, in case you needed physical reminders of that photo of Trump eating the taco bowl at his own restaurant (he loves Mexicans!) or being waaaay too handsy with his own daughter.
Somewhere around the middle of this three-minute montage, you start to lose sight of what's even real, and Putnam and Trump's personas blend together like a shit smoothie. Anal Cunt had "Hitler Was a Sensitive Man" but Anal Trump has "Some Things Saddam Hussein Did Well." Anal Cunt had "I Fucked Your Wife" and "You Got Date Raped" but Anal Trump has "Nobody Respects Women More Than Me" and "Grab Em By the Pussy."
Additionally, Anal Trump is releasing a limited run of an EP called To All the Broads I've Nailed Before via Joyful Noise Recordings. They're printing 500 copies on piss-colored vinyl with all of the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. The record is a five-inch and, from the looks of those hands, five inches is probably a generous estimate for Donald Trump.
Since your brain will already be in a catatonic, mush-like state after watching today's inauguration, feel free to watch Anal Trump's video below. Or hit your skull repeatedly with a hammer. Either works.