Great music videos bring a track alive (or add something new). I just saw that Kelly Lee Owens won a D&AD for her video for Corner of My Sky so thought I’d share and start a thread. Basically. Music videos. Good ones.
that video should be in a museum (not because it’s old but because it’s a piece of history!)
Regardless of whether or not you like the track I always loved how this video captures the infectious essence of music and it’s affect on people.
Also this, which I’m pretty sure is unofficial, but is MAGIC
I’m not going to post it but the 24-hr video cycle that Pharrell made for ‘Happy’ had exactly the same effect, you couldn’t help but feel good inside
OMG I’ve been watching TOTP reruns and there is a certain genre of early 90s dance music video that has just an unbelievably strong aesthetic, very much ready for a revival. A couple of examples!
Black & white footage of dancers in a studio? CHECK
Random vintage footage? CHECK
Strong 1990s graphic design vibes? CHECK
Cycling shorts? CHECK CHECK CHECK
A music video, or a short film? Either way its great, even if it is nicked straight off Quadrophenia
No apologies for posting this obvious one
Filmed at the short-lived Spectrum night held at Legends in Manchester in late '88.
Nice article by Greg Wilson (about Legends) here: Legend | Electrofunkroots
“The video for ‘Wrote For Luck’ had the theme of a children’s party, with a multi-racial audience, which seemed to sum up the cultural melting pot that had been stirring in the city for a number of years, whilst I’ll never forget the first time I saw the video to ‘WFL’ – this time the children had been replaced by a club full of what were now termed ‘ravers’. A brilliant visual representation of those early ‘E’ days, perfectly capturing the time and the vibe, this video obviously made a deep impression on me. Seeing the same dancefloor that had been packed with black kids on my nights earlier in the decade, now full of white kids, was hugely symbolic of the way youth culture in this country was changing.”
Sacha on H&M I see… young looking Mr Moir in there too.
I totally love Greg Wilson’s blog, he’s such a source of info/inspo and kind of an unashamed nerd too
for a 5 and a half minute song it’s probably all told like 2 minutes of footage all run in slo-mo. but in doing so, it captures the glacier-izing of the original track. it’s an old trick, but it still works.
plus, plenty of upper-crust LA ennui. old gritty lothario vs. fit young lady, a black & white sunscape that cooks everything brown, and car cruising. gooood times.