Shocked I have not done this earlier! I’ve posted some Daft Punk before, but alas, nothing dedicated. Now I’m still not entirely thrilled about their Tron Legacy stuff, but I still respect what they did in the early, early days. Nothing will take that away, however, you youngin’s probably did not get exposed to what their first music videos looked like. So strap in and get ready for some quality entertainment.
Daft Punk – Da Funk
One of Spike Jonez’s videos, which when seeing enough of them you sort of can start to tell. He enjoys directing story based videos over those that just show shit happening. Well, in all honesty there’s not much a of a story really happening; Charles is just walking around New York at night going about his business while playing his busted Ghetto Blaster. Make of it what you will, but Da Funk is a hard song to really make into a video. And if you ever hear the commentary for this Jonez just absolutely loves Charles the Dog.
Daft Punk – Revolution 909
I love it when things come full circle. If you ever were interested in the following: Alleyway raves, tomato processing, making pasta sauce, then this is your video. Backed by a good soundtrack as well. I mean who else has made such an informative video? Anyways, I don’t want to spoil who directed the video, but it’s fun to read about. Surprise in store!
Daft Punk – Burnin’
Shit’s on Fire yo! Ah being a kid, dreaming of being big and in this case, a fire fighter. Direction for this isn’t too bad, nicely synced with the music at points, it’s fun to see real life interact with the kids day-dream. And in the end, the kid does get to play firefighter. Except he loses 100 points for getting the food wet. Poor form.
Daft Punk – Robot Rock
While not an actual old video, they did a bang up job in making it look old. It’s got that serious 70s/80s crappy T.V. camera look to it. And the lights, lights everywhere to blind you. But all that aside, it’s kind of cool to see them playing instruments since most of the time, you never see them in their videos. But there they are, a drum and a guitar. And lights everywhere.