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The Top 5 Game-Inspired Music Videos (via, with one more)

Videos:
Architecture in Helsinki - Do The Whirlwind
Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
Cadence Weapon - Sharks
Xiu Xiu - Boy Soprano
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
posted by flatluigi (30 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
That Xiu Xiu video is my new official Favorite Thing Ever.
posted by bunnytricks at 8:10 PM on January 22, 2008


Speaking of game-inspired (I didn't think this was quite front page material, so I'll drop it here...) 12 Cover Versions of Jonathan Coulton's "Still Alive", including various musical computers, Coulter himself, a video set in a playground and a guy in a fursuit playing piano. Don't say I didn't warn you.
posted by wendell at 8:13 PM on January 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


The "Do The Whirlwind" video might be my favorite video of all time, by the way.
posted by flatluigi at 8:18 PM on January 22, 2008


*might now be
posted by flatluigi at 8:19 PM on January 22, 2008


One more:

Golden Shower - Video Computer System

Great (if dated by now) bit at 1:51.
posted by shortfuse at 8:22 PM on January 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


Wintergreen on E.T.
The Go! Team on Ms. Pac-Man
posted by roll truck roll at 8:25 PM on January 22, 2008


Ellen McLain singing Still Alive.
posted by Sailormom at 8:40 PM on January 22, 2008


Since when were Architecture in Helsinki a super group?
posted by mattoxic at 8:48 PM on January 22, 2008


Wot, no Air's Kelly Watch The Stars?
posted by kandinski at 8:51 PM on January 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Die Ärzte featuring Lara Croft - Männer sind Schweine ("Men are Pigs")
posted by kandinski at 8:54 PM on January 22, 2008


Die Ärzte featuring Lara Croft - Männer sind Schweine ("Men are Pigs")

Yes, I know I should have used the preview, but it's late, and we are all tired
posted by kandinski at 9:14 PM on January 22, 2008


mattoxic: "Since when were Architecture in Helsinki a super group?"

Since the definition was a band made up of members from other bands.
posted by flatluigi at 9:16 PM on January 22, 2008


Xiu Xiu have been popping up on my radar a lot lately. I think I may need to start investing in their albums.
posted by Kattullus at 9:18 PM on January 22, 2008


Boy Soprano in higher resolution with commentary by Jamie.
posted by bunnytricks at 9:38 PM on January 22, 2008


Xiu Xiu is amazing. But that video frustrated me. The game looked like it controlled terribly. And the collision detection... ugh.

I love the Junior Senior video.
posted by painquale at 9:43 PM on January 22, 2008


That Architecture in Helsinki vid is beautiful. The Metal Slug nod made me disproportionately happy. Thanks for such a massively awesome post!
posted by RokkitNite at 9:49 PM on January 22, 2008


DJ Format - 3 Feet Deep.
posted by churl at 9:54 PM on January 22, 2008 [6 favorites]


Paul Robertson, the guy that made the Architecture in Helsinki video is also responsible for Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006. Which is a glorious piece of work.

YouTube
Full Rez links (113mb and worth it)
posted by griphus at 10:22 PM on January 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Whoops, messed up the Wikipedia linka
posted by griphus at 10:23 PM on January 22, 2008


...and the YouTube link.

Goodnight, everybody.
posted by griphus at 10:24 PM on January 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


I've allways liked this Super Furry Animals Video Which seems to be an homage to Metal Slug.
posted by Grimgrin at 1:08 AM on January 23, 2008


Royksopp: Remind Me. Sims-like.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 5:50 AM on January 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


OK, it's not strictly game-inspired, but Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) by Grandaddy is one of my favourites.
posted by creeky at 6:56 AM on January 23, 2008


It may not be specifically game related, but I know we're all thinking that something is missing.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 7:34 AM on January 23, 2008


MC Frontalot - It Is Pitch Dark
posted by Glow Bucket at 10:20 AM on January 23, 2008


Thanks, Glow! You saved me the embarrassment of linking to it myself.
posted by jscott at 11:17 AM on January 23, 2008


Err... Boy Soprano with commentary. Fixed that for me.
posted by bunnytricks at 6:51 PM on January 23, 2008


Tandem by Halcali
I'm always looking for an opportunity to show this to anyone who hasn't seen it. And I think it's apt here.
posted by squarehead at 7:51 PM on January 23, 2008


if only for the 16-bit backing hook and the bit just after the first bit.
posted by squarehead at 7:55 PM on January 23, 2008


I am shocked -- SHOCKED -- that no one has mentioned what might be my favorite music video ever.

Charlotte Hatherley - Behave

posted by Rock Steady at 9:51 PM on January 23, 2008


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