A Fact-Check for the Four-Color World

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Purely Prussian

Fair Warning: Links to some fairly offensive audio material follow, which are probably NSFW.

X-Factor #21 brings a new case to the offices of Jamie Madrox and X-Factor Investigations. June and Charlie Tyler aren't mutants, and neither are their grandchildren, twins Molly and Wally. What Molly and Wally are, however, are the "Purity Singers," a duet that travels the country singing about the joys of a world without mutants.

If that concept sounds familiar at all, then you've probably heard of Prussian Blue, the white power duet of twin teenagers Lamb and Lynx Gaede. And thanks to the miracle of YouTube, you can experience the hate firsthand.

First up, "Victory Day, which begins "Well sit down and listen, to what I have to say. There soon will come a great war, a bloody but holy day. And after that purging, our people will be free, and sing up in the bright skies, a sun for all to see..."

Next, "Lamb Near the Lane," with music by Lamb. According to the video director who posted this to YouTube, there's no mention of hate or minorities. I suppose he's not counting "If the white men won’t battle for Life and Race, then the women and children, the terror will face."

There's more at YouTube, but that's enough to share here. So what's my point in this, since it doesn't really have much bearing on the X-Factor story? It's to share with y'all what I had to search out after having first heard about these girls on PrimeTime. To let you see that despite their bizarro niche popularity...

...they are seriously bad singers. The music is lousy, the guitar-playing is barely passable, their voices are flat and dull, and their singing is frequently off-key. If you've watched that second video above, you've noticed that the entire song consists of singing just TWO notes: C and D. And they're kinda flat on both of them. Ignoring the lyrics entirely, musically the girls' material is so bad that it makes even the worst pop song on the radio (currently, Gym Class Heroes' "Take a Look at My Girlfriend") sound like Sinatra by comparison.

And that's why I'm writing about two little racist white girls instead of dissecting the latest She-Hulk. I want to mock not just them, but the entire white power community for liking them. The mere fact that these two have a following suggests that not only are white supremacists addled in all the ways you'd expect them to be, but they're also tone-deaf. I wonder...does racism make a person tone-deaf, or are tone-deaf people more likely to be racist?

Thus, I have my fingers crossed that when the X-Factor team encounters the "Purity Singers" next issue, Peter David makes a joke out of them being lousy musicians too.