Smash It Up
    • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007

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    The Arcade Fire made an appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, joining The Office's Rainn Wilson is one of the series' best episodes since Justin Timerblake. BaebleBlog laughed. BaebleBlog sang along. And most memorably, BaebleBlog exclaimed “Woooah, Win Butler just smashed his guitar to bits!” at the fiery end of “Intervention.”

    Unfortunately, those who didn’t DVR the performance might be out of luck, since NBC Universal has already eradicated all traces of the video on YouTube. Gawker seems to have found a temporary loophole, though, so go check out the frontman’s “defiant” guitar-smashing while you can. You won't get to see the events leading up to the destruction (e.g. Butler breaking a string, then ripping off some more strings), but you will see Butler's beat-down.

    Three instrument-smashing moments that rival the Arcade Fire:

    3. Nirvana at the 1992 Video Music Awards, where Cobain destroys his guitar, Krist Novoselic destroys his forehead, and Dave Grohl taunts a seated Axl Rose. Fun times!
    2. The Vines' performance of "Get Free" on Letterman. Craig Nicholls goes positively insane, smashes the drums, and then slingshots his guitar into the cymbal stands before somersaulting over the onstage monitors.
    1. John Belushi’s encounter with a folk singer in Animal house


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