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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:30 AM

Favorite music video

I want to post some of the most creative music videos out there. I mean sure, I could easily post 30 music videos of Led Zeppelin singing live but what's creative about that.

Probably my favorite two music videos are 'Sledgehammer' by Peter Gabriel, 'Sabotage' by Beastie Boys and 'Express Yourself' by Madonna.

THe Beastie Boys was directed by Oscar nominated director Spike Jonze but before he directed such creative movies like 'Being John Malkovich' (oscar-nominated), 'Adaptation' and 'Where the Wild Things Are' he was a creative genius behind some of the most memorable music videos including 'Sabotage', and Fatboy Slim's two memorable Jonze videos 'Praise You' and 'Weapon of Choice' (featuring Christopher Walkens dancing in the hotel lobby). Sabotage had this feel of a bad 70's cop TV show with the 3 beaties wearing bad wigs & mustaches playing the cops.


Madonna's 'Express Yourself' was directed by another Oscar-Nominated director before he was big in movies and that was David Fincher. Before he did movies he was a music video director and also did songs for don Henley, Aerosmith and also did Madonna's 'Vogue'. The video was inspired by Fritz Lang's 1921 classic 'Metropolis'


Most critics find 'Sledgehammer' one of the best creative videos out there (usually 2nd to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'). THe entire video was done with stop-motion and claymation which give the video this kinda jumpy feel to it.


So post your favorites here!

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LynneSin Sep 2012 OP
HopeHoops Sep 2012 #1
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #2
LynneSin Sep 2012 #4
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #6
HarveyDarkey Sep 2012 #3
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #5
MiddleFingerMom Sep 2012 #7
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #8
Arugula Latte Sep 2012 #9
mac56 Sep 2012 #10
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #12
TwilightGardener Sep 2012 #11
Bertha Venation Sep 2012 #13
HarveyDarkey Sep 2012 #14

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:55 AM

1. The "Lego Beer Song"

 

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 11:08 AM

2. I loved that Christopher Walken video! One of my favorites isn't

terribly creative or innovative, but captured the mood of the song so well:


Dave Matthews (I am on a DM kick lately), "Gravedigger":

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:21 PM

4. You're right about 'Weapon of Choice'

Anyone else in that video would have made it very forgettable.

I think many of us were surprised to find out that Christopher Walkens, a man known to play some really creepy, scary, criminal like roles, was a classical trained dancer.

He nailed the part and probably mainstreamed himself thanks to that and doing SNL.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:56 PM

6. I agree--I had no idea the man could dance until then.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:17 PM

3. Tom Waits - "God's Away On Business"

 

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:50 PM

5. I have to say, this guy's an acquired taste

that I have not acquired. But I do like the emus.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 02:37 PM

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:31 PM

8. Yeah...not my cup of tea, musically, but at least

he's got an original sound, I'll give him that. And he does have some visually interesting videos that I've seen. But I can't get past the voice.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:41 PM

9. I think this one is the best one ever. Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes":

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:44 PM

10. all time favorite

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Response to mac56 (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:59 PM

12. Yes! That is a classic!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:52 PM

11. Another: so many Dave Grohls..

(Plus the song still rocks):

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I don't know how to embed without the html text stuff, sorry.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:41 PM

13. The only one I know: Sledgehammer, by Peter Gabriel

I think it won video of the year. Sorry, don't know how to post video (especially from my phone). LOVE "So" by P.G.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:57 PM

14. Faithless "Bombs"

 

Another favorite

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