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♫ He's maniac MANIAC for these arts! Is that one guy grabbing the other's private parts? ♫


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The Electric Eels, a punk-rock band from Cleveland, were together from 1972 to 1975. Here is the cover of The Eyeball From Hell, a compilation CD released in 2001. Yikes! And what is the reason for the swastika?

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The Electric Eels, a punk-rock band from Cleveland, were together from 1972 to 1975. Here is the cover of The Eyeball From Hell, a compilation CD released in 2001. Yikes! And what is the reason for the swastika?

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That symbol has been used for quite benine uses throughout history. Only one asshole has kind of spoiled it for everybody. He also killed the Charlie Chaplin mustache style but thats another story.
 

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The Carlsberg Brewery in Copenhagen has (had) swastikas all over the place. The family was very superstitious, and when they built the brewery they put the symbols up for good luck long before Hitler bastardized the symbol.

I took a tour there back in the 90's. It was a beautiful campus. A few years ago, after Carlsberg was bought by a larger company, they shut that brewery down and it was eventually converted to apartments and a community thing. I'm not sure if the swastikas were removed or not.

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That's all well and good, but there's no longer an innocent reason to use it today. I'd be interested to see what their deal is (the Eels).
 

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It's exactly what you'd think it is:

The deliberate provocation and controversy of the band also saw them use the Nazi imagery of the swastika, Morton later claiming that this was influenced by William Burroughs and Lenny Bruce: "That is something we wanted, to have that provocation, we wanted to confront those issues". In addition, controversial lyrics taken from American Nazi Party racist literature were used in the song "Spinach Blasters" (AKA "Spin Age Blasters"). Marotta: "It was shock tactics, it was confrontational art, it was meant to be satire".
 
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Buddhists, native Americans and other cultures used swastika designs for many centuries before the swastika became a symbol of Nazism. More than 500 lampposts here in Glendale were manufactured between 1924 and 1926 and include a swastika. In 1995, Irving Rubin, national chairman of the Jewish Defense League, told City Council the swastika "is an insult to the memory of millions of people who suffered at the hands of the Nazis." He threatened to sue the city if the swastikas were not removed. City Council voted against removing them or replacing the lampposts – and Rubin never filed a lawsuit. Rubin committed suicide in 2002 while in prison in Los Angeles, awaiting trial on charges of conspiring with JDL coordinator Earl Krugel to bomb a Culver City mosque and the Escondido offices of Representative Darrell Issa. Krugel was sentenced to 20 years in prison – and was murdered by another inmate in 2005.

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The cover of Motörhead's first album, released in August 1977 and cleverly titled Motörhead, includes a tiny swastika on the center spike of the helmet.

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That's all well and good, but there's no longer an innocent reason to use it today. I'd be interested to see what their deal is (the Eels).
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't defending the Elect Eels, It's obvious they are putzes trying to get shock value attention from them.
I also know that you are aware of the earlier history of the swastika. I thought that I'd contribute with a little content and anecdotal banter.
 
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The Nazi's and what they represent and did is certainly a sensitive subject. Any symbol associated with them is pretty much toast regardless of how it was used prior. So the question is do we hide all uses of them? There is a group who wants to edit out the Nazi's from "The Sound Of Music". ( https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radi...mbols-display-capitol-theatres-production-the ) It's a period piece so the Nazi symbols are appropriate. To hide them because some people could be triggered is ridiculous.

As to the band, if they were not using it in the classical sense (and clearly with scotch's research they were not) then I don't really buy them doing it just for shock value.
 

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We're getting way off the original topic of this thread but that's okay. In January 1940, the Three Stooges mocked Hitler, Goehring and Goebbels in You Nazty Spy! (Charlie Chaplin began filming a Hitller parody, The Great Dictator, in September 1939 but didn't complete it until March 1940. The film was released in October.) Here is the 2004 colorized version of You Nazty Spy! Watch for the scene where Moe inadvertently manages to give himself a Hitler mustache. Little Billy Rhodes (real name: Clarence Bliss) appears unbilled as a bellboy. A character actor afflicted with dwarfism, Bliss also appeared in Men In Black, The Wizard Of Oz and The Terror Of Tiny Town.

 
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