I'm with Stupid (Static-X song)

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"I'm with Stupid"
Single by Static-X
from the album Wisconsin Death Trip
Released 2000
Format CD
Genre Industrial metal, nu metal
Length 3:24
Label Warner Bros.
Static-X singles chronology
"Push It"
(1999)
"I'm with Stupid"
(2000)
"Bled for Days"
(2000)

"I'm with Stupid" is the second single from Static-X's debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip. The song starts off with singer Wayne Static screaming out the words of the chorus, "He’s a loser, she said" and quickly moving on to the main guitar riff that is repeated throughout the song.

The Shovel Lady[edit]

In the song, a woman’s voice is noticeable, making short, unclear statements. They are:

"So I grabbed my shovel..."
"...and I beat him in the skull and took him down..."
"and then I grabbed a rope and I hogtied him."

Asked about this issue, Wayne Static claims this is based on true events. "This is real," Wayne Static says, "It was sampled off of the news. Her neighbor had left on vacation. Her and her husband, I don't know the details but somebody broke into the neighbor's house while they were on vacation. So these two went over there and literally creased the guy's skull with a shovel. This was somewhere out in the backwoods of Southern California. The lady was on the news and they were interviewing her as though she was a hero. She lived in a trailer."

The voice is actually a sample of one of Linnea Quigley's lines in the film Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. Wayne Static's comment could have been a joke meant to win over the interviewer – or perhaps an attempt at concealing the source of the sample to avoid paying royalties.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song shows the band performing on stage, while a woman holding a shovel chases down a strange creature from an earlier Static-X music video. A couple of monsters and a blue man make appearances. In the end, the shovel lady beats the creature down with her shovel, and reveals herself to actually be Wayne Static. There are seven monkeys hidden in the music video. The director of this video was David Meyers.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[1] 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Static-X > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation.