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October 14, 2005 10:28 AM   Subscribe

War Photographer is an awesome, viking-filled flash animated music video directed by Joel Trussell for musician Jason Forrest. (quicktime) via
posted by maryh (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
OMG I ruin a keyboard, (YOU OWN ME $14) You bastard!. the F***ing ROCKED!
posted by Elim at 10:35 AM on October 14, 2005


I thought the video was cute but that song was dreadful.
posted by dobbs at 10:41 AM on October 14, 2005


Obligatory Pitchfork nod. Like Peter Gabriel backed by Herb Alpert and Art of Noise. I'm told this is breakcore?

Previously, he used the stage name Donna Summer. I'm officially non-plussed.
posted by dhartung at 10:58 AM on October 14, 2005


I dug it! Listen for the Blood, Sweat and Tears horn samples from their classic, early 70s hit, Spinning Wheel.
posted by wsg at 11:05 AM on October 14, 2005


Awesome. I'm a fan of Jason Forrest, but didn't know about this video.

Also, I think his songs are made entirely from samples.
posted by driveler at 11:23 AM on October 14, 2005


this is absolutely incredible. I hear it wsg! there's also a section of the song when the leader of one of the two viking titan transformer (more than meets the eye) robots goes down to see what the marching band dweebs are doing.
posted by punkbitch at 11:37 AM on October 14, 2005


thanks maryh!
posted by punkbitch at 11:37 AM on October 14, 2005


That was pretty cool!!
posted by Balisong at 11:38 AM on October 14, 2005


Words can't describe how cool that was. Thanks again, Maryh!
posted by jonson at 11:41 AM on October 14, 2005


Bjorn to rock.
posted by bardic at 11:41 AM on October 14, 2005


I love that they're battling over a trophy for "Awesomest". I wish I had that trophy...
posted by jonson at 11:43 AM on October 14, 2005


That was the best song/video ever! Thanks!
posted by Pecinpah at 11:46 AM on October 14, 2005


Giant-robot music videos make me think of Made in Japan.
posted by adamrice at 11:52 AM on October 14, 2005


Anyone know where I can get one of those spider shaped guitars?
posted by Eothele at 11:54 AM on October 14, 2005


Viking warships make me think of Cats.
posted by clawtros at 12:25 PM on October 14, 2005


that song was dreadful

early 70s hit, Spinning Wheel

pitchfork has it wrong. that was "go down gamblin'" from bst4, demonstrating that the most rocking song bst ever came up with was still weaker than a moderately weak rock song from a weak horny rock band like chicago.
posted by 3.2.3 at 12:37 PM on October 14, 2005


Jason Forrest himself says here that he sampled multiple Blood, Sweat, & Tears songs on War Photographer:

This is cut up from about 3 of their songs, and cut with more stuff to expand it. Anyway, BS&T fucking rock man. They were progressive in a very grassy way. You always see them in corduroys. This is some how related to why this is called War Photographer. If songs were people, then this would be a late 60’s war photographer with thick dark hair and beard, draped in olive and khaki photographers gear.
posted by driveler at 1:01 PM on October 14, 2005


Thanks mary.
posted by OmieWise at 1:13 PM on October 14, 2005


+++!
posted by freebird at 4:27 PM on October 14, 2005


I liked the wrist tattoo seen early on: BJORN TO ROCK.
posted by jenovus at 4:30 PM on October 14, 2005


I didn't see the tattoo, but the video rocked!
posted by parallax7d at 4:48 PM on October 14, 2005


This is beautiful. Thank you.

Actually, the Led Zeppelin/Kitties thing made me laugh out loud too. Great thread.
posted by selfnoise at 7:14 PM on November 10, 2005


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