If Tim Rogers joining the Hard-Ons wasn’t mind-boggling enough – plenty of fans of both parties thought it was a prank when initially announced – the group’s new video, for the rousing Lite As A Feather, will no doubt cause more confusion. Featuring footage of the four band members playing along to the song in isolation but mixing up their roles, it shows Tim’s voice coming out from wannabe crooner Blackie, Blackie’s guitar riffs thrashed out by drummer Murray Ruse, bass player Ray Ahn doing a woeful job miming to Murray’s insane drumming and Tim pretending he’s Ray on the 4-string. If you don’t know who’s who in the Hard-Ons these days, this clip isn’t going to clarify it for you!
Directed by Descent Into the Maelstrom: The Radio Birdman Story director Jonathan Sequeira, the video for Lite As A Feather is action-packed and a lot of fun and will also appeal to anyone who loves ’70s bubblegum cards!
The second single from the band’s forthcoming album I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken – their first album with Rogers – “Lite As A Feather ” is an absolute stomper that utilises Tim’s vocal talents brilliantly. Almost two songs in one, the crunching first half highlights a sing-along refrain of “You’ve got the weight of the world resting on your shoulders” before it changes tack and becomes something more melodic. It’s a brilliant track that highlights the band’s inventiveness and suggests that I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken will further reveal the Hard-Ons’ musicality and surprise anyone who sees them as just a thrashy punk band.