Thursday, March 01, 2007

Music videos 30

40 Smashing Pumpkins: “Tonight Tonight”
This is good stuff. An excellent song combines with an excellent video with nice aesthetics. Either a loving homage or a direct copy of a 1902 french silent film.


39 Aphex Twin: “Windowlicker”
Phenomenal. Surely the audiovisual peak of both Aphex and Cunninghams' careers, it's a scandal that the video is not well inside the top 10. The song subverts R&B music, the video subverts rap videos. If you've never seen it before, I won't spoil it too much. Safe to say that this is a stomach-churning masterpiece. Only watch if you're OK with the strongest language possible and bizarre sexually-ambiguous Aphex-sluts. Stick with it for the first few minutes. Remember that it's a comedy. Possibly the best music video ever.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Nev 360 said...

I agree, it's a travesty Windowlicker isn't deep in the top ten, when it is blatantly superior to most others, yet Peter ****ing Gabriel with his pathetic stop-motion animation (Wow! Look at the train go around his head!) seems to lodge himself near that number 1 crevice every time.

I will never forget this Windowlicker video, in Korea, bringing an entire pub full of people to an absolute stunned silence for a full 8 minutes, most of them poor innocent Koreans with no idea who this strange bearded man was.

9:56 am  
Anonymous Simon said...

Hmm no longer available...

9:42 pm  

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