Visuals Issued For Cautionary Tale

17 03 2010

It Was Disgusting to Say the Least

And by disgusting I mean disgustingly awesome. SNL played another Lonely Island music video last Saturday. This one was for the song “Boombox”, which features guest vocalist Julian Casablancas.

Yeah, so it’s pretty amazing, right?

Look—Casablancas’ hair thinks it’s on Imogen Heap’s head!

In his post on the “Boombox” video, Pitchfork’s Tom Breihan opines that it “features, arguably, the most expressive and emotional Casablancas vocal performance ever“. I haven’t listened to Casablancas’ solo album yet, so I wouldn’t know about that, but I will say that by the end of this thing Casablancas is straight-up channeling Freddie Mercury.

Juxtaposition time. Something old, something older, something borrowed, something something.

L: Everyone was wearing Piet Mondrian. R: Everyone was wearing Yves Saint Laurent.

L: A Spanish guy doing The Bartman. R: The Bartman doing The Bartman.

Finally, to artificially connect some disparate dots, here’re a few 1980s visuals that director Roman Coppola incorporated into the video for The Strokes’ “Hard to Explain”, which is towards the top of my list of personal favorite music videos of all time:

L: Pole Position, as played by AI in D.A.R.Y.L. (1985). R: Tic-tac-toe, as played by AI in WarGames (1983).

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