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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #75 on: June 02, 2011, 11:35:52 AM »
Go see them, Monty! There are a few rarities that you might not have heard in their set, but you'll still love the show (for the record, I haven't seen them yet, but I am this July. Twice.  8))


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #76 on: June 02, 2011, 11:41:39 AM »
Number 21
(43 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Rattrap)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uFlQNtL8F9s?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/uFlQNtL8F9s?version=3</a>

Sweep the Leg
No More Kings

No More Kings
2007
Dir- William Zabka


'Bout The Band:
No More Kings are a Los Angeles-based rock band fronted by lead singer Pete Mitchell (born September 7, 1973 in Providence, Rhode Island). No More Kings' music is known for its frequent references to figures in pop culture, most notably Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid, Michael and K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider, Johnny 5 from Short Circuit, and Dungeons and Dragons.

'Bout the Video:
An out of work actor is haunted by memories of the past, and by a mysterious band.

Fun Musical Fact:
Almost the entire male cast of the Karate Kid appears in this video.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Principal Belding? Yep.

Up Next:
I think I'll have myself a beer, but this next song apparently has a problem with that.


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2011, 11:52:16 AM »
Number 20
(45 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #4 by Tyrant)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hglVqACd1C8?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/hglVqACd1C8?version=3</a>

Sober
Tool

Undertow
1993
Dir- Fred Stuhr


'Bout The Band:
Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Since its formation in 1990 Tool has won three Grammy Awards, performed worldwide tours, and produced albums topping the charts in several countries.

'Bout the Video:
A small humanoid lives in a drab room inside an abandoned mansion. After finding a mysterious box, things begin to go quite badly for him.

Fun Musical Fact:
Kurt Cobain, during a rare critique of music videos, called this a rip off of the Brothers Quay and stated Tool should be sued for this.

Up Next:
Vincent Price is not set afire in this one.


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2011, 12:11:05 PM »
Number 19
(48 points, on 2 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Compound)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/56u6g0POvo0?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/56u6g0POvo0?version=3</a>

Beautiful World
Devo

New Traditionalists
1981
 


'Bout The Band:
Devo  is an American band formed in 1973 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. They have maintained a cult following throughout its existence. Their style over time has shifted between punk, art rock, post-punk, and New Wave. Their music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary. Their often discordantpop songs feature unusual synthetic instrumentation and time signatures that have proven influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave, industrial and alternative rock artists. Devo was also a pioneer of the music video, creating many memorable clips for the Laser Disc format,

'Bout the Video:
A viewer watches footage of life on Earth.

Fun Musical Fact:
The video is 90% clips from various public domain sources.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Rifftrax fans may note that a few clips in there seem familiar. Well, they are. "More Dangerous than Dynamite", for example, is the source of the clip at the "Hey! Tell me what I say!" mark.

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The only connection with Final Fantasy X-2 that this list has.


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #79 on: June 02, 2011, 12:13:30 PM »
Number 18
(50 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Stan Simpson)

Fun with EMI-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RXvh4jeiaU
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22gvc_smashing-pumpkins-tonight-tonight_music
<a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x22gvc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x22gvc</a>

Tonight, Tonight
Smashing Pumpkins

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,
1996
Dir- Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris


'Bout The Band:
The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1988. Disavowing the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, grunge, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazer-style production and, in later recordings, electronica. Frontman Billy Corgan is the group's primary songwriter—his grand musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band's albums and songs, which have been described as "anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan's nightmare-land"

'Bout the Video:
A couple takes a trip to the moon.

Fun Musical Fact:
The original concept for the video was for a Busby Berkeley-style music video with dancing and people diving into champagne glasses. Unfortunately, the Red Hot Chili Peppers had just finished a video with just that concept. So they went with the trip to the Moon instead.

Additionally, the crew had trouble getting costumes for the video as at the time, James Cameron had rented every Victorian costume in Los Angeles for his obscure film about a boat trip that ended badly.

Hey, Isn't That...?
The Victorian explorers are Jill Talley and Tom Kenny, who appeared on Mr. Show. And Sky High. And Comic Book: The Movie. And a gazillions different animated shows and video games. Oh, and Tom Kenny plays Spongebob too.

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Dominoes! No, not the Genesis song.


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2011, 12:17:21 PM »
Number 17
(52 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #8 by Imharil and Johnny Unusual)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/qybUFnY7Y8w?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/qybUFnY7Y8w?version=3</a>

This Too Shall Pass
OK Go

Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
2010
Dir- James Frost


'Bout The Band:
OK Go is a rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, USA, now residing in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are perhaps best known for their often elaborate and quirky music videos.

'Bout the Video:
A rube goldberg-esque machine performs in time with the song.

Fun Musical Fact:
A second version of this video was also released with the band performing with the Notre Dame marching bad. Hopefully no one voted for that version instead.

Hey, Isn't That...?
The mars rover? Yes, some of the folks who assembled the setup also worked on the mars rover and had a model of it available.

Up Next:
A video about Ben Roethlisberger.


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2011, 12:19:14 PM »
Number 16
(52 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #7 by Imharil)


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/XcATvu5f9vE?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/XcATvu5f9vE?version=3</a>

Addicted to Love
Robert Palmer

Riptide
1986
Dir- Terence Donovan


'Bout The Artist:
Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003), born in Batley, Yorkshire, was a Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter. He was known for his distinctive voice and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. He found success both in his solo career and in the supergroup Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the US and the UK.

'Bout the Video:
Palmer and his strangely similar band perform the song.

Fun Musical Fact:
The laaaaaadies in the band could not play their instruments and they don't really fake it too well. This may be attributed to the fact that the trainer gave up on teaching them to fake it after about an hour of trying it, or it may be due to the fact that the director got the laaaaaadies tipsy prior to the shoot.

Also, this was originally intended to be a duet with Chaka Khan.

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People talking to themselves? That happens every time I ride the bus.


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #82 on: June 02, 2011, 12:19:36 PM »
Posting quickly here as I have to leave soon....


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #83 on: June 02, 2011, 12:21:04 PM »
Number 15
(55 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by ScottH)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/cud_k9f6tqk?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/cud_k9f6tqk?version=3</a>

Rabbit in Your Headlight
UNKLE

Psyence Fiction
1998
Dir- John Glazer


'Bout The Band:
UNKLE (also written as U.N.K.L.E.) is a British musical outfit founded in 1994 by school friends James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Originally categorized as trip-hop, the group once included producer DJ Shadow and has employed a variety of guest artists and producers.

'Bout the Video:
Wow. An informative Youtube comment. I'm so stealing this.

He's travelling along the road of life. He's trying to work to a solution to a problem that faces all of us: Who am I? What is my purpose? What's the point of living this life?
As he walks along, the people around him either try to help him, ignore him, or hit him. Each time he get's hit however, he recovers quicker than the last, and he realized his purpose. He comes out of his shell, stronger than ever.

Fun Musical Fact:
This song was written by Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Josh Davis.

Hey, Isn't That...?
The members of UNKLE, along with actor Craig Kelly (Queer as Folks) are the occupants of the car which tries to help the nameless man.

Up Next:
Actually, I prefer the video to the 2001 cover more.


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #84 on: June 02, 2011, 12:21:59 PM »
Number 14
(56 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by Stansimpson)


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/sFvENQBc-F8?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/sFvENQBc-F8?version=3</a>
(Yeah, I didn't put up the Moonwalker version. Those weren't embeddable See it here though)

Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson

Bad
1987
Dir- Colin Chilvers


'Bout The Band:
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

'Bout the Video:
A segment from the larger "Moonwalker" film, Jackson infiltrates Mr. Big's club and starts a dance fight.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Joe Pesci as Mr. Big? Sure. And one of the kids is Sean Lennon.

Up Next:
While this video had the edge in quantity of hats, the next one wins the quality of hats award.
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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #85 on: June 02, 2011, 12:23:09 PM »
Number 8
(61 points, on 3 of 17 lists - Top Vote #1 by Kete)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4JkIs37a2JE?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/4JkIs37a2JE?version=3</a>

Virtual Insanity
Jamiroquai

Travelling without Moving
1996
Dir- Jonathan Glazer


'Bout The Band:
Jamiroquai is a British jazz funk and acid jazz band formed in 1992. Jamiroquai were initially the most prominent component in the early-1990s London-based acid jazz movement, alongside groups such as Incognito, the James Taylor Quartet, the Brand New Heavies, Galliano, and Corduroy. Subsequent albums have explored other musical directions such as pop, rock and electronica. Jamiroquai have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and won a Grammy Award in 1997.

'Bout the Video:
Jay Kay dances!

Fun Musical Fact:
If I recall my "Pop Up Videos" correctly the moving stuff effect was achieved by
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
The blood was CGI.

Up Next:
Another example as to why photoshop is evil.


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #86 on: June 02, 2011, 12:23:57 PM »
Number 12
(65 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #2 by Mr. Katonic)


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5Az_7U0-cK0?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/5Az_7U0-cK0?version=3</a>

Come to Daddy
Aphex Twin

Come to Daddy
1997
Dir- Chris Cunningham


'Bout The Band:

'Bout the Video:
An old woman walks a dog, and then the children of the damned appear. It ends badly.

Fun Musical Fact:
Richard James describes the song like so: " Come to Daddy came about while I was just hanging around my house, getting pissed and doing this crappy death metal jingle. Then it got marketed and a video was made, and this little idea that I had, which was a joke, turned into something huge. It wasn't right at all."


Hey, Isn't That...?
This video was shot in the same location as parts of A Clockwork Orange.

Up Next:
A performer even more disturbing that Richard James.


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #87 on: June 02, 2011, 12:25:38 PM »
Number 14
(56 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #3 by Stansimpson)

Smooth Criminal
Michael Jackson



#15 on my list, but I did mean the longer version.  (Understand that one you couldn't embed, just wanted to make sure everyone knew I was referring to the longer version.    I would guess everyone who voted meant that one. ;D  )


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #88 on: June 02, 2011, 12:30:37 PM »
Number 11
(66 points, on 4 of 17 lists - Top Vote #5 by Starman)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Zi_XLOBDo_Y?version=3" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Zi_XLOBDo_Y?version=3</a>

Billie Jean
Michael Jackson

Thriller
1982
Dir- Steve Barron


'Bout The Band:
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

'Bout the Video:
Jackson dances while a photographer follows him.

Fun Musical Fact:
Folks at CBS (Jackson's label) claims that the video only received airplay after threatening to remove all CBS content from MTV if it was not given airtime. Folks at MTV however claim that there was no hesitation on their end to play the song. It's unclear if MTV is covering their behinds here or if CBS is overplaying  the "Look how brave we were in getting this aired" card.

Hey, Isn't That...?
Michael Jackson? Yeah, he looks different in later videos.

Up Next:
The top 10! Puppets! CGI! Folks exercise! Then drink coffee! And eat a burger! And donuts! Then have some fruit! And more dancing! And the reveal of the dreaded number 2 song! (It slipped down with the last few lists.) All this and more, tomorrow!


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Re: LoC 48- Top 50 Music Videos of All Time
« Reply #89 on: June 02, 2011, 12:32:12 PM »
Once again, I had Whip It, Once In A Lifetime, and This Too Shall Pass on my initial list, but not my final.  Glad to see them on here.  Sober did make my final list at #10.

Here are some thoughts on some of the  videos I'm seeing for the first time:
#51 Weezer-Keep Fishing
I like Weezer, and I like their videos, but I like some of their others better.

#49 U2-I'll Go Crazy
I just can't get into U2.  The animation is cool

#47 Massive Attack-Inertia Creeps
I don't really know much about these guys, but they seem cool.  The video looks great, and it could do with multiple viewings.

#33 30 Seconds To Mars-The Kill
I thought for sure that Leto was going to make out with himself.  Was the bear BJ supposed to be creepy or funny?  I thought it was funny.

#31 The Bird And The Bee-Polite Dance Song
I like it a lot.  I've never heard of the band, but I like the music.  

#26 R.Kelly-Trapped In The Closet
Really?  Is that a song that people would listen too?  It sounds like someone singing a soap opera script.