Continuing on and counting down with MuchMusic’s Big Shiny Tunes albums, this week I present Big Shiny Tunes Volume 2! We go even farther back in time and highschool / middle school nostalgia and make one last stop before we get to where it all started.
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
You know, I had no idea that a music video was done for Paranoid Android. And when I was first looking for this on the youtubes I thought it was just some silly fan made music video until a bit more research proved it to be the official video. Anyways, good quality and a bit of fun involved with it. Don’t totally feel it holds up, nor could I say I would have been interested as a wee lad watching this, but that said, there’s a lot of funny shit that’s happening. Also there are some nice tidbits to be found relating to other things Radiohead and other animations for that matter. Watch and see if you can pick them out.
Age of Electric – Remote Control
Oh? A video that’s like someone flipping the channels? How differe- oh wait. No just another band playing for their music video. To be fair it kind of make sense since they’re suppose to be on TV and you’re supposed to be flipping past them and stuff looking for something entertaining. However I choose not to be fair and like 85% of all music videos from this era, it’s the uncreative band playing music video with a weak story going on. This is just slightly less weak and a tad bit entertaining.
Third Eye Blind – Semi-charmed Life
Well this is one of the throwback songs. It got used as one of those Teen movie soundtracks because this is how all teens felt ending high school and starting college / university. Or something. Not entirely sure about what’s happening or what’s supposed to happen, but looks like everyone is having some fun riding along or cruising in the car. Oh and the band is playing in the video.
The Tea Party – Temptation
The Tea Party needed to do something dark, creepy, eerie, and macabre. So what better way that dress pseudo-goth and have the band play / record while the lights strobe all around in the castle/dungeon. Yeah this may have been interesting, but really, it’s all too broken up by the band playing to have any real solid meaning. Oh and the band is playing. How dark!
Bran Van 3000 – Drinking in LA
A little bit of an oddity. I mean, the band isn’t playing their instruments. And the video kind of fits with the music. I know it’s really odd, but just roll with it. Can’t say anything stands out about this video, but it’s interesting to see what’s going on and I guess try to relate. If I were to make this, I’d make sure there was more drinking involved for a fun factor.