The majesty and grandeur of amateur wrestling have not been explored too frequently in mainstream American culture, with the notable exception of Darren Aronofsky’s exceptional film, “The Wrestler“. While Lambchop‘s (no, not THAT Lambchop, thankfully) video for their track “Gone Tomorrow” doesn’t feature Marisa Tomei au naturel, or Mickey Rourke at all, it does cast its gaze toward the underbelly of the underground wrestling circuit.
The track itself features the Nashville-based band in a reserved jam that belies the aggressive antics of the type of characters viewed by a certain segment of Americans (Ron Paul supporters?) as true Americana. Much like the film, this video doesn’t choose its subject manner in order to ironically mock the scene so much as to provide an insight into a world whose characters are actually people with the same basic hopes and dreams as the rest of us, going about achieving them in their own idiosyncratic way.
Listen to Lambchop’s Mr. M in its entirety at NPR Music.