Saturday, March 12

Rock puts on his dancing shoes

I love music videos. And I believe in them. I'm a sucker for a dance sequence. LadyGaga, Beyonce and Britney Spears are the champions of this type of music video. But there are a quite a few terrific dance videos from artists you might not expect. The Fatboy Slim video for Weapon of Choice, featuring the ever amazing Christopher Walken, is well known. Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet" is a personal fav, that you should defs check out.

But both of these are several years old.

Recently however, some rock bands have been getting into the dance video act. First Radiohead's video for "Lotus Flower" is basically Thom Yorke tweaking out for five minutes. I think my favorite move is when he's all twisted over himself and he claps along.

Now R.E.M. has comissioned three music videos, two forthcoming are to be directed by the ever present James Franco. But this first one is directed by Sam Taylor Wood and stars Aaron Johnson, of  KickAss and Nowhere Boy (also directed by Wood, who is now his wife and baby mama). Johnson dances through the streets, somewhat strangely. A lot of moves you'd expected from a five year old girl, but also some dsplays of strength and daring in the way he interacts with the environment. Please to enjoy:

Keep the awesome music videos coming, world

1 comment:

  1. a few varied responses to the rem music video.
    i love it.
    dude could seriously pole dance as a profession.
    he also looks kinda of like phil (face).
    this might be what i look like when i go running in the city, makes me a bit worried.