Anthrax, ‘Caught in a Mosh’ – Video of the Day
Our video of the day on this fine Friday is dedicated to Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna, who celebrates his 53rd birthday on Oct. 13. From the iconic ‘Among the Living’ album, which Anthrax performed in its entirety while on tour this year, we take a look at the band’s video for ‘Caught in a Mosh.’
Oh, the days when Scott Ian had a lion’s mane. Anyway, Anthrax’s official music video for ‘Caught in a Mosh’ actually uses a separate live recording than what appears on ‘Among the Living.’ Anthrax have always been a true live act and ‘Caught in a Mosh’ radiates that fact perfectly.
If you’re ever wondering how to truly thrash properly, this is the video to watch. The powerhouse quintet of Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Dan Spitz, Frank Bello and Charlie Benante go full speed ahead with this ridiculously energetic performance of ‘Caught in a Mosh,’ keeping up a pace that few young thrashers today can emulate.
There has always been an “x factor” to Anthrax which is difficult to explain, but our video of the day says it better than we ever could. Live shows like this are one of the reasons Anthrax are untouchable members of thrash’s iconic ‘Big 4,’ and the band continues to pummel away with thrashing mad energy to this very day.
Happy Birthday Joey! Check out ‘Caught in a Mosh’ in the video above.