Danny Trejo is featured in a brand new music video from Nick Waterhouse. The single, “Wreck the Rod” comes off Waterhouse’s upcoming album due out March 8th. Trejo plays the host of a fictitious late night show, complete with velour tuxedo, vintage frames, and white patent leather shoes embodying the persona of a washed up music star. Nick calls him an alternate reality Mike Douglas.
Waterhouse plays some version of himself living out the “ravages and indignities of the very lyrics” he’s singing. “Where’s all this media and content heading in 2019? We posit right to 1978, baby.”
The throwback track was inspired by a conversation with “Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas on “singers being used up by an industry (in addition to a larger swath of society), about riding it out, about rising above, about an unsettling pleasure/pain dynamic.”
Watch the video below.