Hilken Mancini’s ever-popular Punk Rock Aerobics just received one of the greatest punk workouts –and endorsements — of them all.
Mancini’s moves appear in Green Day’s new music video “Here Comes The Shock,” which dropped this evening (February 20). The vid solely stars the Boston musician as she skanks, pogos, and air-guitars her way through the band’s quick new tune, which hits streaming services tomorrow.
Mancini has long been a staple of the Boston music community, from her work with Fuzzy, The Monsieurs, and Shepherdess, to co-founding Punk Rock Aerobics and the Girls Rock Campaign Boston. Last summer, we hyped Punk Rock Aerobics’ kids program.
Green Day have been following along too, apparently.
“I just got an email from someone who works for Green Day saying that they ‘are fans of yours’ and wanted to see if I’d be interested in making a Punk Rock Aerobics workout to their new song coming out,” Mancini explains to Vanyaland. “As far as creating, it they said just do what you always do. I’ve been doing PRA since 2000, but I started making a PRA-at-home series once the pandemic hit, where I interview rock star artists and then do a workout to their song. I’ve done these with Mission of Burma, Shannon and the Clams, The Jesus Lizard, Downtown Boys, and more.”
“I have been making these PRA at home videos since March , but if you ever told me that one day one of them would become a Green Day video I would have thought you were nuts,” she adds. “I’m kinda shocked.”
“Here Comes The Shock” follows Green Day’s 2020 album Father of All Motherfuckers.
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