These blokes’ toy instrument cover of ‘Killing in the Name’ is so good it’s going viral again
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These blokes’ toy instrument cover of ‘Killing in the Name’ is so good it’s going viral again

“Rage against the naptime."

Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’ is one of the angriest songs of all time, so it’s a miracle three lads managed to make it sound fun. 

Seven years ago, The Wackids went mega-viral for covering the track using toy instruments: Spiderman Drums, a Pee Wee Les Paul Guitar and an Otamatone (weird squeaky thing, you’ll get what I mean when you watch it). 

The original YouTube video, which looks like it was filmed at the ‘Call Of Duty’ map Rust, has been viewed over 6 million times and liked by over 100,000 people. It’s making the rounds again as the band shared it on their Instagram page a couple of weeks ago. 

Commenters are in awe of the quality of the toy instruments, and also firing off jokes like they're a toddler who just discovered how funny farts are. 

“A lemonade stand could do some serious business with that calibre of entertainment,” wrote one person. 

“Rage against the naptime,” joked another.

“The moment when you realise that a toy guitar and amp has a better tone than your rig,” a third added. 

“Been a Rage fan all this time and I had no idea they ripped these guys off,” one more quipped. 

Late last year, ‘Killing in the Name’ was covered by a slightly more high-profile band during their Auckland concert. Sweaty, intense and middle-finger heavy mosh-pit footage emerged of Fred Durst and co. performing the tune during Limp Bizkit’s trip to NZ. 

As we all know, it’s a killer tune to get rowdy to and Limp Bizkit’s known for intense performances, so it really was a match made in heaven. 

Alright, so now I need to see Durst and the boys get behind the toy instruments.