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This NASCAR Performance Of The Star-Spangled Banner Is Being Called The Worst Version Of All Time

It must be the 'Murica remix.

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This is Madison Rising, "America's Most Patriotic Rock Band," according to the announcer at Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Daytona, where they performed the national anthem.

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It really picks up at 1:30.

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And the comments on social media were also, unsurprisingly, pretty scathing.

The band @MadisonRising is a disgrace. I won't bother linking, but their version of the National Anthem is a travesty.

Adam Hainsfurther@HainsfurtherGDR

The band @MadisonRising is a disgrace. I won't bother linking, but their version of the National Anthem is a travesty.

05:25 PM - 22 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Just heard Madison Rising singing the National Anthem today. It is not a heavy metal song!!!! That was awful!! Just sing it as written!!

Teresaâ„¢@KahneFrancis5

Just heard Madison Rising singing the National Anthem today. It is not a heavy metal song!!!! That was awful!! Just sing it as written!!

05:32 PM - 22 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I had never heard of the band Madison Rising before today, but it didn't take long to convince me: It's the worst band in the world.

Mark Powell@MDP_Tweets

I had never heard of the band Madison Rising before today, but it didn't take long to convince me: It's the worst band in the world.

05:14 PM - 22 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

According to their website, Madison Rising's goal is to "send a message that American culture is alive and well," with songs like "Right To Bear" and "Honk If You Want Peace."

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Watch the New York-based rock band perform "The Star Spangled Banner" in the studio, complete with images of flying eagles and a fireworks display behind the Statue of Liberty.

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"[T]he controversy in Daytona is simple – people were expecting milk and they got orange juice," band spokesman Richard Mgrdechian explained to BuzzFeed in an emailed statement.

"I would encourage everyone to watch our official video to get familiar with the song, then make up their minds," he said. "Lots of people go into it wanting to hate it, but the vast, vast majority of them come out with goosebumps, tears in their eyes and our version downloaded onto their iPods to listen to every day. That's [sic] was our goal."

h/t Deadspin