Friday Factory Tune: Cross of Gold

On July 9, 1896, William Jennings Bryan delivered his Cross of Gold speech at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It’s one of the great American speeches, no matter the policy espoused, and we mark its anniversary by linking to its text and an audio recording of Bryan recreating the speech later in life.

In honor of Bryan’s rhetorical skills, we offer the rock video for “Cross of Gold,” performed by Polish thrash metal band Quo Vadis.

It’s from their new album, “Infernal Chaos.”

You know these guys are stars. They have their own “Making of the ‘Cross of Gold’ Video.” And, like many metal bands, they prefer Marshall amps!

Unfortunately, even in Polish, thrash/death/speed metal is boring.

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