Speaking of nonsense, you know who loves this song? Donald Trump. It was used at the end of all his rallies during his 2016 campaign. Snider initially let Trump use it, as they had become friends when Snider appeared on The Apprentice, but he later changed his mind as more and more of Trump’s policies clashed with Snider’s views. He told Blabbermouth, “I've got friends who I know have far different political opinions than I do. When Donald started running for office, he asked me, he called me. He says, 'Can I use the song?' And he's a buddy. And I said, 'Yeah. Go ahead.' But as the months went on, I heard a litany of his beliefs that I'd never discussed with him. I finally called him and I said, 'Man, you've gotta stop using the song. People think I'm endorsing you here. I can't get behind a lot of what you're saying.' And that night… He has not used it since. He said, 'Dee, fair enough.' [...] I still like him, but, man, I did not know some of the things that he believe in and stood for." The first line of the song, for instance, is 'We’ve got the right to choose', while Trump’s government is resolutely anti-choice when it comes to women’s reproductive rights.
This shot, the band advancing together like a gang through the suburban home they’ve invaded, all shaking their fists at once and making threatening faces, is so, so great. This is what, at the time, counted as terrifying and threatening – five reasonably nice dudes gurning while wearing rouge.