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Sebastian Cobb

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #60 on: July 15, 2020, 06:54:30 PM »

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #61 on: July 15, 2020, 07:29:58 PM »
Sons of a Loop Da Loop Era - Far Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lzjj7FQr7o

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2020, 08:43:20 PM »
There are many bits in this video that make me laugh and therefore it always cheers me up!

Mudhoney 'Good Enough'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnB7zNrnRqk

I like it when the woman falls over and starts crying and when Steve Turner repeatedly kicks his chair when the guitar comes back in.

What do you like about it?

Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2020, 08:53:23 PM »
Do unofficial ones count or would that warrant a separate thread? Just remembered being shown the fan video David Firth did for the Aphex Twin tune 4 by a slightly older friend when I was 10 and he was 12 - it was my first ever experience hearing electronic music beyond moby, fatboy slim and the other usual suspects and the combination of hearing such intense music combined with the mad strobing visual effects and crazy editing blew my tiny mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XK_FnzVfpo

Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2020, 01:27:46 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

Heh, apparently by that point Warner had blown most of their video budget on the bombastic promo for A Small Victory, so with limited funds the band just wanted to really ham up the cheap homemade look. It's a better video for it, IMHO.

(As an aside, if you've not read Small Victories: the True Story of Faith No More by Adrian Harte, which someone recommended on another thread, there's a chapter or two about the making of Angel Dust, it's a more nuanced hindsight than that MTV doc which I agree made it look like a right old slog.)

I find the One-Minute Movies from the Residents' Commercial Album endearingly odd, and the amount of detail in these funny little accompaniments to each short track is impressive.

And discovered thanks to this place, the video for Lui by Fitness Forever is gorgeously sweet and silly.

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2020, 02:25:34 PM »
(As an aside, if you've not read Small Victories: the True Story of Faith No More by Adrian Harte, which someone recommended on another thread, there's a chapter or two about the making of Angel Dust, it's a more nuanced hindsight than that MTV doc which I agree made it look like a right old slog.)

Ooh, I'd actually forgotten that book had come out. Ordered!

Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #66 on: July 19, 2020, 09:34:17 PM »
Speaking of cheap homemade efforts, the iMovie video for Lawnmower by Sparks definitely cheered me up when it came out a couple of months ago.

kidsick5000

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #67 on: July 20, 2020, 12:29:19 AM »
There are many bits in this video that make me laugh and therefore it always cheers me up!

Mudhoney 'Good Enough'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnB7zNrnRqk

I like it when the woman falls over and starts crying and when Steve Turner repeatedly kicks his chair when the guitar comes back in.

What do you like about it?

I'm a dolphin

Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #68 on: July 20, 2020, 12:42:23 AM »
A bit of an obvious one. But supergrass' alright. I remember watching them do Lenny on totp. And gaz sideburns, and it was all a wee bit too frenetic. I think I Might have even been a bit scared as a 13 year old. By the time they released alright in July, I was fully on board the britpop bandwagon. (may to July is a long time in pop when you are that age)
Seeing the alright video on the chart show on Saturday morning. I was on holiday on Tenby in Wales. 9am buying the cassette on the monday. I still love the song. Still love the video, still love the band. Went to see them in February at the Glasgow barras before all this chaos. I'll always cherish them.

Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #69 on: July 20, 2020, 08:59:32 AM »
Went to see them in February at the Glasgow barras before all this chaos. I'll always cherish them.

Their Leeds gig was my most recent night out and it was a great way for live music to end (forever?).
They are a tight-as-fuck live band. Terrific evening.

But, as for their videos, this is obviously their best and most fun:
https://youtu.be/dDstq54H4yc

Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2020, 09:38:29 PM »
Destroyer - Savage Night at the Opera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfuDbWD_PIk

Nice and simple.

Gregory Torso

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2020, 11:24:13 PM »
A glaring omission to any thread of videos that make you feel good, it is impossible to feel anything but hand clapping joy when this in play. The man you are watching likes to shit shit shit in hotel beds and on people and address his poos to them, but don't let any of that put you off,

JOY OUS NESS TAL KING HEADS

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jogging song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jShMQw2H2cM

Glebe

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2020, 04:55:49 AM »
Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver.

Add to the 'Can't believe it's not been mentioned yet' list... possible the most joyously fun video of all time. As a bonus, here's a little making of.




YES. Warm, misty nostalgia.

Killdozer - Hi There

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk60RTgiFOY

"I don't like you, fucking little shit" is so satisfying to "sing" along to.

Not official but great and great fun, as is the song

That's great! The only Kildozer album I know is Intellectuals are the Shoeshine Boys of the Ruling Elite, which my brother had (still has?) on vinyl. The seemed to be one of those offbeat, noise bands like Nomensno that never really made it to Fugazi-level recogniton.

RE: FNM's 'Everything's Ruined', I remember some MTV VJ or summit going on about them running out of budget for the vid at the time. Here they are performing it on The Word... somebody mentioned here before about working on the Terry Christian-fronted nonsense at the time (or having a friend that worked on it?), that apparently Patton told the cameraman to "Stay off the fucking stage," or something.

There are many bits in this video that make me laugh and therefore it always cheers me up!

Mudhoney 'Good Enough'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnB7zNrnRqk

I like it when the woman falls over and starts crying and when Steve Turner repeatedly kicks his chair when the guitar comes back in.

What do you like about it?

Oh yeah... I never got into Mudhoney, but I remember that being played on (I think?) early-hours ITV rock show Raw Power back in the day. I think I bought the "7 of 'Suck You Dry', actually.
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Yussef Dent

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #73 on: July 26, 2020, 05:00:22 AM »
Do unofficial ones count or would that warrant a separate thread? Just remembered being shown the fan video David Firth did for the Aphex Twin tune 4 by a slightly older friend when I was 10 and he was 12 - it was my first ever experience hearing electronic music beyond moby, fatboy slim and the other usual suspects and the combination of hearing such intense music combined with the mad strobing visual effects and crazy editing blew my tiny mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XK_FnzVfpo

Yes! I remember being first introduced to David Firth's stuff through the obvious route of Salad Fingers (through Weebl recommending it on his site first), but he used to have all the stuff done in his very formative years on his site tucked away and that was one of them. It works brilliantly.

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: music videos that cheer you up
« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2020, 10:47:24 PM »
This happened in a film I watched last night and I was very much all the better for it

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KoqWOOtlIbM

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