The Year In Music Videos – May

by alphamonkey on December 29, 2006 · 6 comments

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

If April was the month of astounding visual panache, May was the month where fun ruled.  I quite like the month of May, if truth be told.  You’re well into Spring, and the promise of Summer makes everything brighter.  Of course, you’ll soon rue Summer once the nightmarish temperatures kick in, but hey May still kicks some ass.

  • The Concretes – On the Radio: Ah, the faux one take video.  Easy to screw up, but immensely enjoyable when it’s done right.
  • Hannes Coetzee – Teaspoon Slide: Okay, so this is cheating a little.  Not technically a music video, I know, but Coetzee’s awesome slide work more than makes up for the simple visual of a man sitting on a stump playing guitar.
  • Dead Girls Ruin Everything – All Is Forgotten: Lawrence, KS rockers Dead Girls Ruin Everything go for the gusto and take a loving page from a couple of the 80’s most memorable sex comedies.  Brilliant, and fun.
  • I’m From Barcelona – Collection of Stamps: Hey look! It’s another pop collective group!  The song is great, but the video is just too much fun.
  • Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken: This trippy number is offset by Camera Obscura singer Tracyanne Campbell’s almost morose delivery in answering Lloyd Cole’s ’Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?‘, but the juxtaposition manages to work (even with some dead spots in the clip).  Great tune, to boot.
  • Mint Royale – Blue Song: Featuring Noel Fielding (of the Mighty Boosh) and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), this clip is perfect for those of us who’ve done the car seat rock star thing before.
  • Cox And Combes – George Washington: What doesn’t kick ass when it comes to this clip? Beyond the insane (and insanely catchy) tune, the visuals are just hysterical.  I sang this for months. 
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    • elkciN

      Just what I needed, to get the George Washington song stuck in my head again. Thanks alot, AM.


    • .alphamonkey.

      You love it, and you know it.

    • Patrick

      Can anyone link me to a short music video that was posted earlier this year? As for details I remember there was a dreamy chick singing and I *think* some fella playing a banjo?x

    • .alphamonkey.

      Was it Il m’a vu nue? I’m not sure if that’s the one you’re thinking of, since it’s from June of ‘05.

    • Patrick

      That’s the one!

      Blimey. I really did think it was this year it was submitted. Muchos gracias big guy.

    • .alphamonkey.

      You’re quite welcome.  Believe you me, I often think of a post in a ‘just a month or two ago’ mode and then realize that I posted it nearly 3 years ago.  There’s a gargantuan amount of content inside these pages, and it’s hard for me to keep up.  I can’t imagine anyone else doing so.

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