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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Can they be saved?

Sometimes a song can be so rotten that nothing can save it. On the odd occasion, however, a video can be made that will magically take the song, give it a good shake, perhaps even a light slap and put it down roughly three times better then it was before. So, with that in mind, let's see if these two musical rotting corpses can be resuscitated by some vapid imagery and a few flash effects.

First up is 'My Drive Thru' by Pharrell, Santogold and Julian Casablancas (mentioned here):

The verdict? Well, they automatically get bonus points for cutting the song down to two and half minutes and the concertina effect looks pretty cool. What's so good about it is that you can marvel at the little cardboard cut outs and forget about the song entirely. A raging success!

Next up is 'Love Is Noise' by The Verve, last mentioned here. Now, I feel I should mention at this stage that when someone I know first heard this song he thought it was a joke and was adamant that it was some awful youtube-created abomination. No, this abomination is very much real and probably cost a fair bit to make. Here's the video:

The verdict? Well, it's an epic song so it needs an epic video. What better way to say it then with sweeping views of mountains, little sparks bouncing delicately on the floor, an exotic dancer moving silently in an ornate room and a miserable looking skeleton sat against a wall trying to keep a straight face as he sings "Are we blind?/ Can we see?/ We are one/ Incomplete". Nothing can save this song.

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