music video: The Tropics, "Fireproof"
October 21, 2014 6:38 PM   Subscribe

"Fireproof" is the new music video from San Francisco pop group The Tropics. It features an enjoyable, upbeat, punchy song with a vibrant vocal from lead vocalist Claire George. Lighthearted, smile-inducing bonus: The video is also a spirited, shot-by-shot homage to the video for Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's 1991 hit "Good Vibrations".
posted by paleyellowwithorange (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, man, was 1991 a terrible year for music. Though apparently dudes dancing in formation in silhouette in an abandoned warehouse is something that works in any era.
posted by Diablevert at 6:55 PM on October 21, 2014

Obligatory side by side comparison. I like how The Tropics took out the beefcake sexytimes although I kinda wish they had kept the sped-up driving footage toward a local landmark.

Oh Marky Mark. Thanks for Good Vibrations and The Big Hit.
posted by zix at 7:43 PM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

I kinda wish they'd left in the beefcake sexytimes but gender swapped.

Also, I know these cats! Fun to see them on the blue. Every show I've been to they've made everybody really move.
posted by macrael at 7:53 PM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

oh hey, siouxsie. nice.
posted by gorestainedrunes at 7:54 PM on October 21, 2014

The last music video they made: "Sons & Daughters" won a 48 hour Music Video Race.
posted by macrael at 8:14 PM on October 21, 2014

1991 was a terrible year for music? I'll disagree, because: Nevermind, Loveless, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Metallica, Spiderland, Screamadelica, The Low End Theory, Use Your Illusion, Pretty on the Inside, Gish, Trompe le Monde, Perspex Island, Bandwagonesque, Step in the Arena, The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld, Flyin' the Flannel, De La Soul Is Dead, Mighty Like a Rose, Luck of the Draw, Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross, Mr. Bungle, Still Feel Gone, Badmotorfinger, Girlfriend, Weld, Achtung Baby. /OCD
posted by Lyme Drop at 8:34 PM on October 21, 2014 [8 favorites]

Not to mention Blue Lines and Slanted & Enchanted.
posted by axiom at 9:18 PM on October 21, 2014 [3 favorites]

Tasty neo-80s late New Wave with multiple hooks and a beat you can dance to. 8/10.

Kids these days, they're alright.
posted by digitalprimate at 11:46 PM on October 21, 2014 [1 favorite]

This was pretty fun.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:03 AM on October 22, 2014

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