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Madison Rising Treated Daytona To Possibly The Worst National Anthem Rendition Ever (VIDEO)

02/22/2014 07:57 pm ET | Updated Feb 22, 2014

Madison Rising bills itself as "America's Most Patriotic Rock Band" but it clearly does not believe in originalism when it comes to interpreting the national anthem. The band delivered an unwieldy, awkward rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday that would likely have been met with as much disapproval from Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith as it was by NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski.

"Well, I wish they would just sing the damn song," Keselowski said after the Nationwide Series season opener. "That is my reaction."

The rendition of the anthem was so cringeworthy that it soon went viral, garnering attention at media outlets ranging from Deadspin to The Associated Press.

For those needing a star-spangled palette cleanser after watching the video above, below is Marvin Gaye's iconic rendition of America's national anthem from the 1983 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

[H/T Deadspin]

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