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Fr.Bigley

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2020, 05:24:18 PM »
Streets of Philadelphia- Bruce Springsteen.

I love how miserable and shit it all looks. makes me feel better about living near Barnsley.

non capisco

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2020, 11:22:27 PM »
Roots Manuva's petty sports day revenge still delivers the yuks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDWgtB_MD24

Fr.Bigley

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2020, 11:04:51 AM »
Roots Manuva's petty sports day revenge still delivers the yuks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDWgtB_MD24


The three legged race bit always makes me smile..dragging that corpse along with him. magnificent.

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2020, 11:57:56 AM »
This. Every time. Forever.
https://youtu.be/uq-gYOrU8bA

Famous Mortimer

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2020, 02:37:28 PM »
Basically a load of clips from DIG!-  Brian Jonestown Massacre's Going to Hell always cheers me up

Ten Benson- I don't Buy It. I like all the mugging and the drummer's face

Not strictly a video- one of the Williams Fairey Brass Band dancing to the brass version of 808 State's Cubik

The other guitarist from Ten Benson worked at the same place as me for a while. I bought their CDs from him and he got a load of us into one of their gigs once. Nice chap.

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« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2020, 11:34:10 PM »
Zach Hill - The Sacto Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sDx0m7fmNo

Directed by GregoryTorso

Loved that, cheers! Was a comment about how the vocals must have been recorded as a bloke saying "bo bo bo bo bo be bey bey ah hey he" which made it all the better.

Pulp, Electric Six, Orange Caramel & Killdozer all grand ones too. Got a lot saved for the week ahead.

Out of character from most of his output, but John Maus' Keep Pushing On https://youtu.be/MDnO9LoMems is excellent in a glum.

There was a K-pop track posted here ages back by Duke in the context of some sexualised beyond the pale controversy but fucking hell, it's outstanding - IU's Twenty Three https://youtu.be/42Gtm4-Ax2U

Phantogram's Howling At The Moon https://youtu.be/ENxlDpkR_Qg made with American Werewolf in London is superb, really well edited ok fuckoff sort of territory.

Disasteradio - Drop the Bomb https://youtu.be/s0S-HOOp_VY is definitely in the 'without this video take a leaping shit into a frozen lake' but there's a massive naff Fallout charm.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - People Vultures https://youtu.be/6f78_Tf4Tdk not only has power rangers-ish inspired endearing rural kickoff fights, they also weaved it into a prequel music video (not as good, as a disclaimer, so it comes second) as part of their album being endlessly repeating - Gamma Knife https://youtu.be/nC7ii3Ir-no

Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2020, 12:08:12 AM »
Got to be the Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist

https://youtu.be/qLrnkK2YEcE

Gregory Torso

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2020, 12:10:01 AM »
Zach Hill - The Sacto Smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sDx0m7fmNo

fucking YES mate


Got to be the Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist

https://youtu.be/qLrnkK2YEcE

And I was just thinking about this the other day, the wee Frank Bough turtle gets me every time.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2020, 12:14:15 AM »
Bentley's Gonna Sort you out.

Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2020, 12:31:30 AM »
fucking YES mate


And I was just thinking about this the other day, the wee Frank Bough turtle gets me every time.

Teengae Mutante Frank Bough turtle crossover potential.

The video original (1989) version of Sit Down by James (before the stadium rock re-recording) - probably the best video that could be made with a load of wooden chairs and a sheep. The scene with the group of old men swaying lethargically at the end while ‘dancing’ with their chairs was, with hindsight, the pinnacle of their career. Should have called it quits after that.

https://youtu.be/Ew7Zkkucos8


purlieu

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2020, 01:02:51 AM »
Pulp - Bad Cover Version
https://youtu.be/xR5xGHPUEew

Some of the references haven't dated too well, but it's such a fantastic concept for a video (which I'm surprised hadn't been done before, to be honest) and it's brilliantly realised.

Always put a stupid smile on my fat face anyway.
Oh yes, one of the all-time great music videos, and one I never tire of watching. I love the fact they got the Stars in Their Eyes Jarvis on there, and the fact that the opening credit has it in tribute to the band when it’s their last single.

A couple of Underworld ones, both from their largely underwhelming album Barking, but both lovely. The ‘Scribble’ video is lovely, just because, despite the band’s often positive image, Karl has been through a lot of shit, including alcoholism and a lot of family issues, and it’s just such a joy to see a brilliant person look so happy.
The second one is Diamond Jigsaw which is totally daft and ultimately very sweet as well. A clumsy denim man runs around looking for his kid.

I really love Orbital’s ’Style’ video. Not only is the stop-frame animation frequently lovely, but the whole idea of it being all from the perspective of a beetle gives it a really endearing charm to me. The Dollar and Kafka nods are the icing on the cake. Just a really warm, uplifting video.

XTC’s Mayor of Simpleton is a joy. Starts as a nice Avengers homage and just gets sillier as it goes along. Plus there’s something about how much Dave Gregory looks like Mickey from The League of Gentlemen that always tickles me.
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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2020, 02:28:44 AM »
Got to be the Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist

https://youtu.be/qLrnkK2YEcE

Ferris Jr goes fucking mental for this if I put it on

Jockice

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2020, 03:00:43 PM »
Oh yes, one of the all-time great music videos, and one I never tire of watching. I love the fact they got the Stars in Their Eyes Jarvis on there, and the fact that the opening credit has it in tribute to the band when it’s their last single.

It wasn't the same guy. Although he had been on a tour in the late 90s with them. Don't know if they'd fallen out with him or what but part of the deal with using lookalikes from the show was that Jarvis agreed to go on a celebrity Stars In Their Eyes. As Rolf Harris. Oh dear.

And talking of talent shows, I've always had a strange affection for this song and video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYB0YPi7L0E

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« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2020, 05:43:29 PM »
Not technically a music video, but I've been obsessed with this ever since I saw Chauncey Gardiner watching it in Being There. It's simultaneously melancholic and uplifting, and I find it very soothing when paired with a whisky after a particularly angsty day:

Big Bird & Buffy Saint-Marie - Different People, Different Ways

Jockice

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2020, 06:32:43 PM »
Sterling performance by the axeman. On drums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnLFCY2vWoI

non capisco

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #45 on: June 29, 2020, 10:19:35 PM »
Faith No More's cheap ass video for 'Everything's Ruined' where the band (and some miming children) are superimposed over various bits of stock footage. I love it mainly for the bit where they all pretend to cower at a 'giant tortoise' (ie. a closeup of a normal sized tortoise). Plus Roddy, Bill and Jim Martin's formation Status Quo type moves. That MTV documentary about the making of Angel Dust, one of my all time favourite albums, made being in Faith No More at that point seem like a horrible, tetchy and uncommunicative chore so it's nice to see them doing something so infectiously goofy and fun as this video from within that era. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usGQjN87BUA

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« Reply #46 on: June 29, 2020, 10:21:57 PM »
Bentley's Gonna Sort you out.
It does involve the destruction of a Mk5 Cortina though, which makes me a bit sad. I doubt Fuzz Townshend was very impressed with that bit either.

I've always been quite keen on the load of mobile disco DJs lipsyncing to Soulwax's Too Many DJs, and the title track of the album Much Against Everyone's Advice, where they are chased through London by the lyrics of the song.

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2020, 12:08:56 AM »
Faith No More's cheap ass video for 'Everything's Ruined' where the band (and some miming children) are superimposed over various bits of stock footage. I love it mainly for the bit where they all pretend to cower at a 'giant tortoise' (ie. a closeup of a normal sized tortoise). Plus Roddy, Bill and Jim Martin's formation Status Quo type moves. That MTV documentary about the making of Angel Dust, one of my all time favourite albums, made being in Faith No More at that point seem like a horrible, tetchy and uncommunicative chore so it's nice to see them doing something so infectiously goofy and fun as this video from within that era. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usGQjN87BUA

Good fun. Makes me think of Colin Mochrie on Whose Line!

Famous Mortimer

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2020, 03:30:58 AM »
Talking of extremely cheap videos, I always get a chuckle from Sum 41's "Hell Song":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pE8ReA5cn4

And Le Tigre's "Deceptacon":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU1CDSP7FRk

I just really like no-budget videos, I think. Pixies - "Velouria":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc0Mv4Iyxvc

(Here Comes Your Man gives me a smile too)

EDIT: Turns out "Radio" by Teenage Fanclub, the video of which I always liked, isn't on Youtube. Huh.
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Mr Banlon

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #49 on: June 30, 2020, 06:56:04 AM »
Newen Afrobeat ft Seun Kuti : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFSRCG4DrmI
Everyone seems relaxed and happy, apart from the drummer who super isn't.

alan nagsworth

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2020, 07:13:18 AM »
99.9% of anything David Shrigley has ever done is complete shite and I have never really found Blur to be much cop but they somehow come together in perfect harmony for the wonderfully daft “Good Song”. The obnoxious leaf blower sounds at the end always tickle me.

https://youtu.be/VRrJugyk1Yw

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« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2020, 10:20:11 AM »
I just really like no-budget videos, I think. Pixies - "Velouria":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc0Mv4Iyxvc
Filmed by their friend Pete 'Pinko' Fowler of Snub TV. The band were rehearsing in Manchester for their summer/autumn 1990 European Tour to promote the Bossanova album, and 4AD had asked Fowler to shoot a TV advert for it. He took them to a nearby quarry (I reckon it was Montcliffe Quarry near Bolton) and shot 30 seconds of them running towards the camera. When the single entered the charts at #28 on 28/07/90, the BBC asked 4AD for a video as a prerequisite for a potential appearance on TOTP, so the band and Fowler came up with the idea of slowing the advert footage down to the length of the song.

Unfortunately it dropped out of the Top 40 the following week so it ended up not being used. It wasn't available for The Chart Show that week either when was #1 in the Indie Chart, but they did show clips from it in the Indie Chart rundowns on subsequent episodes as it went down the chart. It was included in the 5th volume of Virgin's 'Indie Top Video' VHS compilation series that year and was eventually broadcast in full for the first time in the UK when Fowler included it in episode 2 of the third series of Snub TV on 21/01/91.

Gregory Torso

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2020, 10:56:53 PM »
Mastodon - Steambreather has me grinning like an evil nose cult guru. Top stuff.

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #53 on: Yesterday at 12:46:18 AM »
Sure it's been mentioned before, but it's a helluva video, even at 240p:

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (feat. Beck & Mike D) - Flavor

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