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Bang bang bang on the wall from dusk till dawn.
January 25, 2009 5:30 PM   Subscribe

A playfully meta video. for Ladyhawke's "From Dusk Till Dawn."
posted by Pronoiac (20 comments total)

 
I posted this because it cheered me up after the downtime - er, the unexpected Big Edit Window.
posted by Pronoiac at 5:33 PM on January 25, 2009


A playfully meta video for Ladyhawke and um Chariots of Rutger. Or something.
posted by freebird at 6:24 PM on January 25, 2009


I like the song, but the lead singer couldn't look more bored to be in the video.
posted by empath at 6:26 PM on January 25, 2009


freebird - Er, that movie was this Ladyhawke's namesake.

I'm not sure what's happened to my head that makes me read "Rutger on Rutger" as something other than an in-depth introspective interview.
posted by Pronoiac at 6:33 PM on January 25, 2009


Uh, maybe I'm showing my age, but (having never heard of Ladyhawke, the musical... group?), I clicked on this thinking of some odd mashup of, well, Ladyhawke (the movie. You know, the one where the lady was a hawk, and the guy was a wolf, and Matthew Broderick was very confused?) and George Clooney killing people in Dusk Till Dawn.

That would be meta. Instead, retread 80's music with, as empath so eponysterically put it, and incredibly bored looking lead singer. I did kind of smile at the bit with Ghostface, and the smoke machine, at least.
posted by Ghidorah at 6:34 PM on January 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was going to say MyFavoriteBandFilter, but hey, it's my favorite band too. And hilarious.
posted by awesomebrad at 6:36 PM on January 25, 2009


*whew* I'm glad it wasn't just me being negative. I'm all...who? And where's the meta? I did smile at "smoke machine" but otherwise, I mainly felt an overpowering sense of "but we already had a 1987 and it was pretty OK".
posted by DU at 6:37 PM on January 25, 2009


Did that video have someone in blackface wearing a shirt that said 'Ghostface Killah'?

Really?
posted by winna at 6:58 PM on January 25, 2009


"but we already had a 1987 and it was pretty OK".

Lies!
posted by mannequito at 7:06 PM on January 25, 2009


It's odd, because there were definitely two 80s out there. There were the kickass 80s with people who gave a shit about the music they were making, who seemed incredibly passionate about what they were doing. And the other 80s had, well, people who looked nice (at least for the style at the time) and looked bored while playing music. When we got to now, the point where the 80s have come back to us again, I was so hoping for the 80s that had Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, The Specials and the Beat, New Order and the like, rather than, say, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Taco, Banarama, Gary Numan, Falco, and, well, all that passionless gimmick crap. Unfortunately, it seems like we got the crap. (Except, maybe, in the form of Bloc Party, which reminds me of the 80s I liked).

And I'm pretty sure it wasn't blackface, just a mask. All of the people in the video were wearing masks.
posted by Ghidorah at 8:05 PM on January 25, 2009


I prefer this ladyhawk.
posted by dobie at 8:25 PM on January 25, 2009


Wow. The cadence, inflection, and vocal take in general on the whole "Bang bang bang on the wall, from dusk till dawn" bit was so Pet Shop Boys she must be a West End Girl.
posted by sourwookie at 9:48 PM on January 25, 2009


She isn't bored, she's being ironic.
posted by stavrogin at 10:37 PM on January 25, 2009


It's kinda like CSS (particularly the "bang bang bang" bits), but less punk, more synthy cheese goodness. Not sure what I think about that.
posted by topynate at 10:40 PM on January 25, 2009


Ironic, you say? I've heard of this. I just happen to prefer earnest music. If you're too cool for the music you're playing, why not do something that matches how cool you are?
posted by Ghidorah at 10:47 PM on January 25, 2009


Earnest Irony is the new Sarcastic Naivete.
posted by freebird at 10:59 PM on January 25, 2009


Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Taco, Banarama, Gary Numan, Falco, and, well, all that passionless gimmick crap.

Gary Numan and Frankie may be gimmicky, but I would hardly describe them as passionless.
posted by rodgerd at 10:59 PM on January 25, 2009


I think she's more nervous than bored. She has Asperger's so it can't be easy doing that kind of thing.
posted by minifigs at 12:53 AM on January 26, 2009


I was so hoping for the 80s that had Peter Gabriel...

This is not the first time I've heard Peter Gabriel praised as a musical genius. The Sledgehammer video was pretty cool, but otherwise....?
posted by DU at 2:56 AM on January 26, 2009


Aside from the music (which, y'know, Come Talk to Me, Blood of Eden, In Your Eyes, Don't Give Up, the entire soundtrack to Last Temptation), it's always been pretty clear that the man loves what he's doing. In the concert footage I've seen, he's always running around, soaked in sweat, smiling his ass off, realizing that he's getting to live his dream. He never once has appeared to be a guy who would be just as happy if not more so, doing something else.
posted by Ghidorah at 5:54 AM on January 26, 2009


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