Friday, August 27, 2010

My Top Five Fave Music Videos...with car crashes in them

This is a weird list. A morbid list. A very specific "who the fuck cares' kind of list.

I was listening to some music on Youtube the other day and just started thinking, "Jeez, some of my favourite music videos/songs all have car crashes in them....weird."

That's it...that's the thought. It wasn't profound or deep. I should've been working instead of thinking of this stupid shit but here we are.

This is in no particular order but just some videos I enjoy that also happen to have wrecks as part of the theme.

1. Wrong by Depeche Mode

This is the only video I could find that I could embed. Skip to the 0:30 mark to see the video (instead of some guy with a possible glandular issue and/or addiction to Cheetos.

I love that this video is disturbing and without any dialogue or back story, has built suspense and a protagonist within a minute.

2. My Favourite Game by The Cardigans

This band does not get the air time they rightly deserve. But every jerk probably thinks that about bands they love, so I'll shut my mouth on that subject. This video is another one from the disturbing category. Just as reckless as the first one only on purpose and deliberately with a good old fashion game of Chicken in the desert (just like mom use to play).

3. The Scientist by Coldplay

I found a version in which someone reversed this video, which obviously ruins the whole lip-syncing effect. It does get down to the knitty gritty much faster though and is more in tune with our current subject. I definitely suggest watching the original video first if you've never seen it.

4. What It Feels Like For A Girl by Madonna

I love Guy Ritchie's films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch so a part of me loves this video. But I kind of run hot and cold with Madonna and the weird quasi British accent in this video irks me. I have to admit though, I LOVE the look she gives at 1:54 to the cops.

5. Mr. Writer by The Stereophonics

Ahhh...creepy clowns, snow globes and a slow motion car crash. The perfect storm! I love this song without the video but the video definitely adds something. It actually makes me want to dress up as a creepy clown for Halloween (yes, I am already thinking of Halloween. I started thinking about it on November 1st last year). But if I did the clown costume, even if it was extra creepy, people would probably think I was a Juggalo and those guys are assholes (although, the throwing stuff at Tila Tequila thing amused me, despite my pacifist leanings.)

I'm not sure if looking this ridiculous is worth getting to pelt Tila Tequila with rocks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hahah i love the tila tequila comment about the painted faces and what not.. made me laugh