barry_king (barry_king) wrote,
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It's Strange That Some Rooms Are Like Cages

sovay has a great list of videos under: Icy pictures of the water are captured in his ring

When I like a music video, it's both for the song and the imagery, but if I'm going to watch a video, it needs to be something other than shots of the band playing. Lurid is good. But mostly it needs to be fun, kind of like Dog Days are Over by Florence + The Machine.

But everyone's seen florence and Peter Gabriel, and so on. so I think I'll share a few of the more obscure favourites she hasn't listed, in no particular order, at the risk of dating myself:


  • Nemesis by Shriekback—Probably the most tongue-in-cheek video from the most tongue-in-cheek of 80s bands.

  • God is God by Juno Reactor—Byzantine Iconography in all senses of the word.

  • This, Too, Shall Pass by OK Go—Who can't love a Rube Goldberg machine. And the TIMING!

  • Ç'est la Ouatte by Caroline Loeb—You can't get any campier, and I love her off-kilter, ironic face.

  • Bum Bum by Trio—Deadpan delivery, then inexplicable game-show falderal at the end.

  • Love Marriage by Wilbur Sargunaraj—I'm not sure just how brilliant this is. Your results may vary.

  • Tunak Tunak Tun by Daler Mehndi—Oh, my.



So what are yours?
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