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16th Jan '16 4:49:32 PM StFan
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14th Jan '16 10:34:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** Which ''itself'' was inspired by MassiveAttack's video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWmrfgj0MZI&ob=av3e Unfinished Sympathy]]". The difference? Massive Attack's video was filmed live (and as [[TheOner a oner]]), while The Verve's was staged - Ashcroft tried to do it live the first time and got beaten up.
15th Sep '14 11:29:22 AM Mallic
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* Inverted by TISM's video for "Whatareya? (You're A Yob or You're A Wanker)", as the band themselves are the FunnyBackgroundEvent: At first the band are participating in an aerobics program, and there's already a little bit of WeirdnessCensor in place, since no one sees anything unusual about a large group of men [[AnonymousBand dressed in all black and wearing balaclavas]] taking up the whole back row of the class. Then the members of the band get bored of exercising and haul in a couch, a television and a cooler full of beer - by the end of the video, the band are watching soccer, drinking, and generally littering and making a mess of the set, all while everyone else is obliviously continuing the aerobics routine.

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* Inverted by TISM's {{Music/TISM}}'s video for "Whatareya? (You're A Yob or You're A Wanker)", as the band themselves are the FunnyBackgroundEvent: At first the band are participating in an aerobics program, and there's already a little bit of WeirdnessCensor in place, since no one sees anything unusual about a large group of men [[AnonymousBand dressed in all black and wearing balaclavas]] taking up the whole back row of the class. Then the members of the band get bored of exercising and haul in a couch, a television and a cooler full of beer - by the end of the video, the band are watching soccer, drinking, and generally littering and making a mess of the set, all while everyone else is obliviously continuing the aerobics routine.
14th Sep '14 12:45:17 AM DeepRed
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** It makes a bit more sense when you know the background of the song: while on tour in England, the band got stuck in London on Christmas Eve - [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere when everything closes down]]. The video represents how stir-crazy they went while waiting for the city to open up again.

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** It makes a bit more sense when you know the background of the song: while on tour in England, the band got stuck in London on Christmas Eve - [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere when everything closes down]]. The video represents how stir-crazy [[CabinFever stir-crazy]] they went while waiting for the city to open up again.
14th Sep '14 12:43:52 AM DeepRed
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** It makes a bit more sense when you know the background of the song: while on tour in England, the band got stuck in London on Christmas Eve - when everything closes down. The video represents how stir-crazy they went while waiting for the city to open up again.

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** It makes a bit more sense when you know the background of the song: while on tour in England, the band got stuck in London on Christmas Eve - [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere when everything closes down.down]]. The video represents how stir-crazy they went while waiting for the city to open up again.
20th Mar '14 2:34:08 PM stuffedninja
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* [[Music/{{OFWGTKA}} Tyler, the Creator]]'s "Yonkers" video is just him sat on a stool performing the song. And coming uncomfortably close to the camera at points whilst doing so. And [[{{Squick}} eating a cockroach]]. [[spoiler:[[SerialEscalation And hanging himself.]]]]

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* [[Music/{{OFWGTKA}} Tyler, the Creator]]'s "Yonkers" video is just him sat sitting on a stool performing the song. And coming uncomfortably close to the camera at points whilst doing so. And [[{{Squick}} eating a cockroach]]. [[spoiler:[[SerialEscalation And hanging himself.]]]]
20th Mar '14 2:32:58 PM stuffedninja
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* [[{{OFWGTKA}} Tyler, the Creator]]'s "Yonkers" video is just him sat on a stool performing the song. And coming uncomfortably close to the camera at points whilst doing so. And [[{{Squick}} eating a cockroach]].

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* [[{{OFWGTKA}} [[Music/{{OFWGTKA}} Tyler, the Creator]]'s "Yonkers" video is just him sat on a stool performing the song. And coming uncomfortably close to the camera at points whilst doing so. And [[{{Squick}} eating a cockroach]]. [[spoiler:[[SerialEscalation And hanging himself.]]]]
17th Feb '14 6:36:25 AM TrustBen
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* "Leave It" by {{Yes}}. The band members in suits... just standing there and singing. (Oh yeah, [[InvertedPortrait upside down]], too.) The [[http://youtu.be/WspCZe7ve58 video that most often got played]] put all sorts of special effects on the figures, but many other versions were made, [[http://youtu.be/9IRUpFxqLKo which were variations on... the five guys standing there.]]
* LCD Soundsystem's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdRaf3-OEh4 video for "Drunk Girls"]] [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this trope. A low budget was given to a bunch of people to buy whatever costumes and props they wanted in order to use any means necessary to distract and make the band screw up while they were calmly performing, a notable difference from the usual Inaction Video where the band doesn't acknowledge their surroundings.

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* "Leave It" by {{Yes}}.Music/{{Yes}}. The band members in suits... just standing there and singing. (Oh yeah, [[InvertedPortrait upside down]], too.) The [[http://youtu.be/WspCZe7ve58 video that most often got played]] put all sorts of special effects on the figures, but many other versions were made, [[http://youtu.be/9IRUpFxqLKo which were variations on... the five guys standing there.]]
* LCD Soundsystem's Music/LCDSoundsystem's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdRaf3-OEh4 video for "Drunk Girls"]] [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this trope. A low budget was given to a bunch of people to buy whatever costumes and props they wanted in order to use any means necessary to distract and make the band screw up while they were calmly performing, a notable difference from the usual Inaction Video where the band doesn't acknowledge their surroundings.



* [[http://youtu.be/AueGN0b_dGo "Plan A"]] by the Dandy Warhols. The band members sing, play and walk around while they LeaveTheCameraRunning.

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* [[http://youtu.be/AueGN0b_dGo "Plan A"]] by the Dandy Warhols.Music/TheDandyWarhols. The band members sing, play and walk around while they LeaveTheCameraRunning.



* A sort of example would be {{Weezer}}'s video for "Undone (The Sweater Song)", where the band calmly play the song while a bunch of dogs start running around the room. This required many takes to get right, since the video itself was filmed at a faster speed and then slowed down to match the song. Also, during filming, one of the dogs shat on Patrick Wilson's kick pedal.
* TomPetty's "You Don't Know How It Feels".
* In VampireWeekend's video for "Giving Up the Gun" whenever the band appears, they ignore the (increasingly weird) tennis tournament taking place in front of them. They also ignore the guy in the background with the "Go on" sign. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bccKotFwzoY Here it is]].
* What about TheVerve's iconic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx3m4e45bTo ''Bittersweet Symphony'']] music video? It shows the singer, Richard Ashcroft, walking down the street and singing/miming the lyrics while completely ignoring everything around him.

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* A sort of example would be {{Weezer}}'s Music/{{Weezer}}'s video for "Undone (The Sweater Song)", where the band calmly play the song while a bunch of dogs start running around the room. This required many takes to get right, since the video itself was filmed at a faster speed and then slowed down to match the song. Also, during filming, one of the dogs shat on Patrick Wilson's kick pedal.
* TomPetty's Music/TomPetty's "You Don't Know How It Feels".
* In VampireWeekend's Music/VampireWeekend's video for "Giving Up the Gun" whenever the band appears, they ignore the (increasingly weird) tennis tournament taking place in front of them. They also ignore the guy in the background with the "Go on" sign. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bccKotFwzoY Here it is]].
* What about TheVerve's Music/TheVerve's iconic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx3m4e45bTo ''Bittersweet Symphony'']] music video? It shows the singer, Richard Ashcroft, walking down the street and singing/miming the lyrics while completely ignoring everything around him.



* Another example: The Replacements' "Bastards of Young". There are no background events, nor is there any more than part of a leg of a band member. There's [[LeaveTheCameraRunning just the camera, trained on a speaker with records leaning against it]]. The only "thing" that happens is when the guy gets up off the couch and kicks the speaker. Truly inaction at its most inactiony. To top it all off, the song is being played at the wrong speed, and is slightly sped up from the normal recording.
* EltonJohn's "I Want Love". The video consists solely of Robert Downey Jr. lip-synching the entire song. (According to reports, they filmed a whole bunch of takes, and for the final take - the one that was finally used - RDJ was just too exhausted to do any emoting whatsoever, which was what the director apparently wanted all along.)

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* Another example: The Replacements' Music/TheReplacements' "Bastards of Young". There are no background events, nor is there any more than part of a leg of a band member. There's [[LeaveTheCameraRunning just the camera, trained on a speaker with records leaning against it]]. The only "thing" that happens is when the guy gets up off the couch and kicks the speaker. Truly inaction at its most inactiony. To top it all off, the song is being played at the wrong speed, and is slightly sped up from the normal recording.
* EltonJohn's Music/EltonJohn's "I Want Love". The video consists solely of Robert Downey Jr. lip-synching the entire song. (According to reports, they filmed a whole bunch of takes, and for the final take - the one that was finally used - RDJ was just too exhausted to do any emoting whatsoever, which was what the director apparently wanted all along.)



* {{Perfume}}'s "I Still Love U" is just a close shot of the group singing [[MindScrew ...at least]] [[HilariousOuttakes at first.]]

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* {{Perfume}}'s Music/{{Perfume}}'s "I Still Love U" is just a close shot of the group singing [[MindScrew ...at least]] [[HilariousOuttakes at first.]]


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* In Hurts' "Wonderful Life" video, the singer looks like he's being forced to pose for a class picture and the keyboardist show slight movement in the hand/wrist area. Meanwhile they're accompanied by a '''very''' animated backup dancer.
12th Sep '13 6:17:40 PM solitaireUK
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* [[{{OFWGTA}} Tyler, the Creator]]'s "Yonkers" video is just him sat on a stool performing the song. And coming uncomfortably close to the camera at points whilst doing so. And [[{{Squick}} eating a cockroach]].

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* [[{{OFWGTA}} [[{{OFWGTKA}} Tyler, the Creator]]'s "Yonkers" video is just him sat on a stool performing the song. And coming uncomfortably close to the camera at points whilst doing so. And [[{{Squick}} eating a cockroach]].
12th Sep '13 6:17:19 PM solitaireUK
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* [[OFWGTA Tyler, the Creator]]'s "Yonkers" video is just him sat on a stool performing the song. And coming uncomfortably close to the camera at points whilst doing so. And [[{{Squick}} eating a cockroach]].

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* [[OFWGTA [[{{OFWGTA}} Tyler, the Creator]]'s "Yonkers" video is just him sat on a stool performing the song. And coming uncomfortably close to the camera at points whilst doing so. And [[{{Squick}} eating a cockroach]].
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