Redneck (song)

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Single by Lamb of God
from the album Sacrament
Released June 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Groove metal
Length 3:40
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) John Campbell
Chris Adler
Randy Blythe
Mark Morton
Willie Adler
Producer(s) Machine
Lamb of God singles chronology
"Now You've Got Something to Die For"
"Walk with Me in Hell"

"Redneck" is the first single from the heavy metal band Lamb of God, from their fifth album Sacrament. A music video was also produced for the song. Vocalist Randy Blythe described the song's meaning in an interview with the magazine Metal Hammer:

"Generally, it's not about any one person in particular. It's about people in the music industry whose egos become needlessly inflated and they show it. It's a general song. It's applicable to anyone in their life. If a fan thinks, 'Oh, well, this guy is a prick,' go ahead and take it and make it yours."

The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the Grammy Awards of 2007. It appeared as Brian Posehn's introductory song on the Comedy Central "Roast of Bob Saget" and is featured on the track listing of THQ's Saints Row 2, EA Sports Big's NFL Street 3 and SCEA's ATV Offroad Fury 4 video games.

Music video

The music video begins with a little girl named Mary Jane, whose birthday is near: her mother decides that this year instead of her father playing music, they should "hire some professional entertainment" and looks at the yellow pages for a band. The band ad she sees is Lamb of God's and, thinking they're a Christian band due to the name, she hires them. The next scene is a nice suburban birthday party for small children, one that is abruptly disturbed and eventually ruined as Lamb of God's tour bus arrives, full of scantily clad groupies and marijuana. The band and crew make themselves at home, trashing everything in their way, and continue to set up a stage, regardless of the obvious displeasure of the neighborhood. The band then plays the rest of the song on stage, causing everyone except little Mary to flee from the aggressive metal sound. The video ends with the singer Randy Blythe falling unconscious into a kiddie pool and Mary laughing.

The video received moderate airplay.

Track listing

  1. "Redneck" (album version) - 3:40
  2. "Redneck" (edited version) - 3:41
  3. "Omerta" (live) - 4:48
  4. "Black Label" (live) - 4:57

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