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September 28, 2006 4:39 AM   Subscribe

So it started with the original (NSFW) Eric Prydz video . Then we got a Parody (NSFW?) of the original. Now we have a completely different band doing a Sequel (NSFW). Hughes Corporation revisits the leg warmer plight of the original song. A continuing saga...
posted by Lord_Pall (37 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

A popcorn post for your enjoyment.

I couldn't get search to show me the original threads for the parody and original videos for further discussion.
posted by Lord_Pall at 4:41 AM on September 28, 2006

And at the risk of being overly observational, that Blonde lady seems to be an absolute chock-full of energy.
posted by Lord_Pall at 4:44 AM on September 28, 2006

This post was nakedly erected to display the cleavage of the mefi membership into pure and prurient. It will only lead to friction from the back and forth intercourse between them as each group tries to ensure the other gets the thrust of the argument.
posted by srboisvert at 5:06 AM on September 28, 2006 [3 favorites]

I can't watch the videos (at work) but I want to say that (a) that song rules, and (b) the original video rules.
posted by inigo2 at 5:28 AM on September 28, 2006

And boners. Lots of boners.
posted by Jofus at 5:28 AM on September 28, 2006

Sorry, just wanted to add --- is there any way to download this new video? Or is streaming the only option here?
posted by inigo2 at 5:29 AM on September 28, 2006

OK, that's it. I'm going to start making minimal-effort 80s hook remixes right now. I like money.
posted by riotgrrl69 at 5:32 AM on September 28, 2006

posted by xthlc at 5:37 AM on September 28, 2006

This post really does make me want to sexercise.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:53 AM on September 28, 2006

It's unfortunate that Eric Prydz is only known for Call On Me. He's an incredibly talented producer and runs three quality record labels.

Check out his techno releases as Cirez D and his latest Eric Prydz remix of Paolo Mojo - 1983.

(All also available at the various dance music MP3 stores, which I've probably linked too much at mefi already-- beatport, trackitdown, djdownload, etc...
posted by empath at 5:54 AM on September 28, 2006

Also related: How to have a number one, the easy way.
posted by empath at 5:56 AM on September 28, 2006

Why oh why do people post these NSFW videos early in the morning?
posted by clevershark at 6:02 AM on September 28, 2006

One thing, also, to keep in mind is that most of these 'crap' 80s remixes are meant to be heard only in the context of a DJ set. Guys like Eric Prydz will play literally for hours without playing a single song recognizable from the radio. They do these remixes so the audience has something accessible that they can still mix in seemlessly with the rest of the music that they play, which is generally better and more serious.

If they manage to actually cross-over and make a lot of money, great, but that's rarely why these are done. Most of the bootleg white labels make very little money at all, because they're only released on vinyl, because they can't afford to clear the sample.

In the case of call on me, they couldn't clear the sample from the label that owned the original recordings, so they actually paid Steve Winwood to come into the studio to re-record the chorus.
posted by empath at 6:04 AM on September 28, 2006

Which one is the parody again?
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:13 AM on September 28, 2006 [1 favorite]

This is so much more bearable in a mashup (look down for "Sebwax - Summer Bastard Mix".
posted by anthill at 7:00 AM on September 28, 2006

its afternoon now here

interesting - what is considered mtv safe but not work safe
posted by 13twelve at 7:05 AM on September 28, 2006

I like the Naval Academy parody better.

And that bit at the beginning of the Chemical Brothers "Believe" video...

There's a lot of resonance. Is it my imagination or were they riffing on the famous Farrah poster with her outfit? (That is, as well as "Flashdance".) This is some kind of nexus of cultural references if so.

Interestingly, the new video was directed by the male star of both, Juan Pablo di Pace. He's put a "behind the scenes" version of "What a Feeling" on YouTube. I play for a different team but he's practically cute enough for me.
posted by dhartung at 7:08 AM on September 28, 2006

i know this video has nothing to do with the 80s or leg warmers, but that one scene at the end of the work out routine in dhartung's chemical brother's video post where the chick looks up and her face is a bit twisted reminded me of the aphex twin video windowlicker .
posted by Doorstop at 7:41 AM on September 28, 2006

In the throng of videos featuring hot dancing girls with leg warmers, I far prefer The Avalanches' Since I Left You.
posted by I EAT TAPAS at 8:01 AM on September 28, 2006

I've heard the (original) video is referencing Perfect.
posted by O9scar at 8:14 AM on September 28, 2006

Even with all the hot broads, it still seems a little gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by Mister_A at 9:39 AM on September 28, 2006

From the YouTube comments: "Omfg you made me watch a man shake his hips like that, all close up! OMFG! Imma go stab myself in the face now."
posted by Herr Fahrstuhl at 10:29 AM on September 28, 2006

Even with all the hot broads, it still seems a little gay.

Well, it is dance music after all. There's really no avoiding it.
posted by brundlefly at 10:51 AM on September 28, 2006

Blast you MetaFiler and you're time-wasting amusments.

Omfg you made me watch a man shake his hips like that,

There was a man in there?

I EAT TAPAS - excellent.
posted by scheptech at 11:10 AM on September 28, 2006

That Chemical Brothers video is scary!!!
posted by Pendragon at 11:19 AM on September 28, 2006

They're good, but they're not Apache!
posted by TheDonF at 11:25 AM on September 28, 2006

I like the Naval Academy parody better.

Woah not many fuglies in there. I didn't realise the navy was so full of teh hawt.
posted by goo at 11:26 AM on September 28, 2006

Bwahaha. Normally I if I see a NSFW marker I expect nudity. But I was not disappointed.
posted by delmoi at 11:33 AM on September 28, 2006

Both the windows and the quicktime versions of the "sequel" are fucked up on my machine. Bleh.
posted by delmoi at 11:37 AM on September 28, 2006

Phew, I need to towel off after this post.
posted by TungstenChef at 3:20 PM on September 28, 2006

goo, I don't think it's possible to graduate from any of the service academies with much extra poundage.

Lord_Pall: unsurprisingly, she has a dance workout tape based on the video. She also choreographs for people like Kylie Minogue.

(BTW, another reference in the first video -- the overhead shot looks like Kylie's "Slow" (which itself, continuing the cultural references game, seems cribbed from Busby Berkeley by way of Spencer Tunick, plus that famed photograph of St. Tropez).
posted by dhartung at 4:28 PM on September 28, 2006

That Avalanches video is great!
posted by cortex at 5:23 PM on September 28, 2006

TheDonF - Ha! great link - I'd wondered where Scooter got the samples from for Apache Rocks the Bottom. (mildly nsfw)
posted by Zack_Replica at 5:28 PM on September 28, 2006

O9scar, you beat me to it! I saw Perfect for the first time the other day (it was on in the afternoon when I was in bed with a cold, I swear!) and the gym scenes with Jamie Lee Curtis pumping her pelvis in the air made my day. SO funny. If anything, the video clip is tamer and less risible than the original.
posted by hot soup girl at 5:57 PM on September 28, 2006

"For the train-spotters out there you'll notice the name's been adapted from 'Hues Corporation', who created the hit track 'Rock The Boat'."

Umm, the Hues Corp. was originally the Hughes Corporation but had to change it due to copyright violation (a la Green Jell-o). Has irony come so far around in eating its tail that it's swallowed the head whole?
posted by Eideteker at 6:08 PM on September 28, 2006

And for those of us old enough to remember dancing to it at places like the Pun Club and the Timepiece:

Rock the Boat.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:31 PM on September 28, 2006

Nice to see the gum-smacker getting work. I always thought she was the best part of the original.
posted by eamondaly at 7:57 PM on September 28, 2006

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