Slipknot fans, we’re sorry. So so sorry. We don’t even know how to begin to tell you this, but someone has taken footage of the Masked Ones live in concert and re-dubbed it with the Ricky Martin’s 1999 smash hit Livin’ La Vida Loca.
The musical desecration was uploaded to Facebook on August 28th and has since been viewed upwards of 450,000 times.
So if you find your sense of morbid curiosity compelling you to press “play” on the video below, let us prepare you by walking you through the emotional journey that lies in store.
First, as Maggot master Corey Taylor begins to swivel his body in time with the jaunty brass band intro of the toe-tapping Latin-pop gem, you will smile, perhaps even, dare we say, “Laugh Out Loud”.
However, as the song unfolds, with Jim Root shimmying to the power of those infectious rhythms, Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan feeling the heat of the beat and Taylor lip-syncing badly to those oh-so-familiar Ricky Martin vox, your amusement levels will drop quicker than a crowd of maggots during Spit It Out.
In happier news from the ‘Knot, they’ve got huge plans for their next album and, in the meantime, have partnered with a US theme park to create a series of haunted houses in a bid to terrify the world.
But whether said haunted houses will be more terrifying than this Livin’ La Vida Loca mashup remains to be seen.