If you’re reading this article, you’re probably what the folks behind robo-band Compressorhead would call a “meatbag.” And as a meatbag, you’d be forgiven for thinking that T-shirts should be fired out of a hand-loaded cannon. But they shouldn’t. And the above video serves as proof of that.
Compressorhead, a band that would give the T-800 spasms of joy—and make Bender “the happiest goil in the world”—is completely made up of robots who play their music live. And for what is likely the greatest addition to a concert-going experience since amps that go up to 11 (11, 11, 11), it seems that Compressorhead will be adding a self-loading T-shirt cannon to their live shows.
Somewhere in Springfield, Maud Flanders is rolling over in her grave.
Although the mechanics behind Compressorhead’s “Bad. Ass.” self-loading T-shirt cannon aren’t outlined in the video or on their website, it looks like, aside from the auto-loader component, it works just like any other T-shirt cannon using compressed CO2 (which probably explains that fat cylindrical canister in the rear of the gun). It also looks like the T-shirt magazine maxes out at four, but fan meatbags (meaty fan-bags?) will happily wait for a reload, everybody knows that.
If you’re interested in seeing Compressorhead live, and maybe even getting yourself shot in the face with some high-velocity apparel (trademarked!), you can check out the band’s Twitter or Facebook pages for concert updates. But remember to always keep Maud Flanders in your thoughts—never stand up in the back of the bleachers, and of course, no foot-longs.
What do you think about Compressorhead’s self-loading T-shirt cannon? Is it the epitome of robot rock, or should the project be terminated? Let us know in the comments section below!