Can’t say it’s been an exciting week overall, but hope to put some excitement into today with another Friday edition of the Art of Music Videos.
Foo Fighters – Walk
This video is more or less a Homage to the movie Falling Down with Micheal Douglas. In true FF fashion the band members are playing the various crazy wacky characters Grohl is running into. It’s kind of cool and a break from the more over the top crap that people are producing (hint see the AMV – MTV Awards). This video did happen to win for best Rock Video, so someone was doing something right. Their next videos should be as interesting.
Prince – Purple Rain
Hope you have a bit of time for this. This comes from that era of the 80s where the big stars were given free creative license to make music videos as long as they were largely popular enough to do so. Apparently also gathering from this video if you listen to slow rock long enough, you turn in to a weeping baby easily swayed but lyrics that don’t make much sense. Also remember that this is just one long part of an even longer movie.
Rick James – Super Freak
For some reason, you can’t really talk about Prince (aka the Artist formerly known as, aka ‘symbol thing’) and not bring up Rick James. As much as we all hear he’s a wild and crazy guy that Rick James, this video is kind of tame. I suspect there was not enough coke on set. I’d also like to point out his entire outfit is more or less now embraced in common female fashion, the women they have look a bit much on the mannish side, and what the hell are those dudes doing in that group scene.
Choclair – Let’s Ride
At the time, some could liken Choclair to being something like a folk hero to some in the GTA when he was starting out and gaining fame. I mean he didn’t come from the richest neighbourhood you could grow up in the city and in a city of 2.5 million there’s a lot of musical competition to over come. But Choclair managed to do so an didn’t forget his roots doing so. Even though this video shows an insane amount of very expensive cars and beautiful women, in the end of things, he’s riding with his homie in Regent Park and St. James Town (St. James Town has the unique distinction of being the most densely populated urban area in North America). And what’s his ride in that area? BIKES!