Sam Keeling

Boy Harsher interview: the electronic duo discusses killer miners and country tunes

In 1961, country singer Jimmy Dean released a folk tune called “Big Bad John” about an antisocial, rough miner who sacrificed his own life to save others when the mine collapsed. Twenty years later, the cult classic slasher film “My Bloody Valentine” was released. In its opening scene, a man and woman in miner’s garb head down into the tunnels, where they begin undressing and caressing each other. When the man, still in his mask, sees a heart-shaped tattoo on the woman, he goes into a fit of rage and kills her.

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