Well, unless you’ve been living under a very remote rock, the news of Amy Winehouse should have reared its head at least a dozen times already. While it is unfortunate it is by no means a tragic event, I don’t think anyone really didn’t see this as the ends to her means. I particularly was not a fan of her music or the spectacle she made of her self, there was the potential to make a revival of that genre of music. Yet it seems we will have to wait at least a decade before anyone tries again. Anyways, as an interesting fact, this week will focus on the ’27 Club’ aka musicians who have passed away by the age of 27.
Amy Winehouse – Rehab
Yeah Amy you tell them. You don’t ever need rehab! Nope. Wait. Too soon? Anyways, this foreshadowing of the life and times of Miss Winehouse is much like videos from the 90s (see Big Shiny Tunes 1-3 videos) but sort of toned down and does a nice focus on Amy as well as the band’s instruments. Either this video’s creative was designed to show intimacy with Winehouse or she was not up to doing too much else.
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
Music videos before 1975 were simple little things. If by any chance you were expecting something really super awesome from the Great Jimi Hendrix, well disappointed you shall be. This is basically it. For any of his music videos. I mean you can see him playing at wood stock, and it’s kind of grainy and looks a bit like ass, but other than that everyone just went on TV and played with the band. Well, they still kind of do this, but in colour and in HD.
Nirvana – Come As You Are
If you happen to be an uneducated yokel, the chap who passed away from Nirvana is Kurt Cobain, lover of Courtney Love and father to their love child Frances Bean Cobain. If you were expecting to see Smells Like Teen Spirit, it wouldn’t have had the same impact as Come As You Are mainly because there’s a lot of foreshadowing in the lyrics and in dark nature of the video.
The Doors – Light My Fire
Club 27 Member: Jim Morrison. In all honesty I don’t know much about Mr. Morrison (except he’s buried in Paris and people are compelled to smoke weed on his grave or something) and that The Doors music tends to weave in and out of decades and be some persistent pop-culture force. The next song I know of before Morrison died was Riders on the Storm. All and all however, The Doors have managed to retain that unique sound of theirs and it’s still groovy and accepted to this day. Rock on!