Just a random collection this week. Wanted to give everyone a break with the obsessive theme related music videos for a while. So instead here are something that have been bothering me / kind of obsessing over which sort of in itself is theme based. But whatever, let’s have fun!
WORLD ORDER – MIND SHIFT ft. Genki Sudo
This goes back and I would have posted it earlier, but I wanted to let the hype die down on it for a bit. Anyways, this was all the rage and it came from little ol’ Japan. And it was all the idea of Genki Sudo, a guy who’s so awesome he could easily kick your ass (which helps also that he’s a MMA fighter or something to those effects). Not only can the man creatively make a music video (used thrice, another song Boy Meets Girl and this again but done in New York) but he can creatively break your bones too. What I most like about this is that it sort of shed light on a new way of doing choreography for music videos, its something really fresh and I think uniquely Japanese. However problem is now, what else can you do with it that doesn’t make it seem copied?
Thanks goes to the Angry Zen Master for exposing me to this way back in October.
Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl
Oldie but Goldie. I think this is one of the songs / videos that really introduced me into the Chemical Brothers and I don’t think I’m any less of a person for it. I mean they couldn’t really do all too much with the song content, so they chose something random and rolled with it. And when you’re like 12/13 watching skeletons have sex in a washroom stall is just hilarious. And guess who happens to make a guest appearance…
Husking Bee – 新利の風 (Sorry no translation on this)
This wasn’t an intended video that I wanted to show for Husking Bee whose album 4 Colour Problem is really freaken cool, but this is a good substitute video. I mean it’s your basic band-playing-their-song video but some crazy ass shit is happening around them and it’s all American themed, and they are a Japanese band. I mean that Afro dude is serious hardcore up in this video. I’m sure everything would make more sense with an English translated song title and translated lyrics, but sometimes half the fun is not knowing.
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Now to be perfectly honest, I’m not a fan of Arcade Fire at all. I do find some of their songs catchy, but overall they’re not a band I’d get the album for or go to one of their shows. Part of the reason is that people at one of my jobs played their album like non-stop and second I swear the opening rift to ‘Suburban War’ was lifted from a level in the game Everyday Shooter. But all that aside, this music video uses clips from a short film directed by the awesome Spike Jonez. And really that’s all that’s needed to melt the hate away. Hell Spike Jonez has done so many music videos, I could do like a mini-series blog about it.