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26th Nov '17 7:00:10 PM WillKeaton
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** Probably inspired by ElvisCostello's video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNmPM3pz6MI I Wanna Be Loved]]".

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** Probably inspired by ElvisCostello's video for "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNmPM3pz6MI I "I Wanna Be Loved]]".Loved."]]



* Music/TheReplacements' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl9KQ1Mub6Q 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.

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* Music/TheReplacements' "[[https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl9KQ1Mub6Q Bastards "Bastards of Young]]". 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.
3rd Jan '17 11:49:47 PM MarkLungo
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* 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.)
* Sinead O'Connor's version of ''Nothing Compares 2U'' was helped on its way to number one (UK) by a strikingly simple video consisting of two long close-up takes with a brief cutaway to some landscape images to cover the join.

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* Music/EltonJohn's "I Want Love". The video consists solely of Robert Downey Jr. Creator/RobertDowneyJr 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.)
* Sinead O'Connor's version Music/SineadOConnor's CoverVersion of ''Nothing Music/{{Prince}}'s "Nothing Compares 2U'' 2U" was helped on its way to number one (UK) by a strikingly simple video consisting of two long close-up takes with a brief cutaway to some landscape images to cover the join.



-->You see various pictures of us, but it's not quite the same as having us in your living room all the time. We're trying to maintain some degree of mystique about Soundgarden, I guess. I remember back when I was a kid, long before MTV, and the only way to see my favorite bands was to go to their concerts. It was an incredible experience. MTV has helped a lot of bands, but they've also helped rob a lot of groups of that special mystique. It's tough when you can see a great rock band on TV one second, then hit the clicker and be watching a soap opera or a sit com the next. That's what rock and roll has become for some people.

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-->You see various pictures of us, but it's not quite the same as having us in your living room all the time. We're trying to maintain some degree of mystique about Soundgarden, I guess. I remember back when I was a kid, long before MTV, Creator/{{MTV}}, and the only way to see my favorite bands was to go to their concerts. It was an incredible experience. MTV has helped a lot of bands, but they've also helped rob a lot of groups of that special mystique. It's tough when you can see a great rock band on TV one second, then hit the clicker and be watching a soap opera or a sit com the next. That's what rock and roll has become for some people.



* Inverted by {{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.
* 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.

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* Inverted by {{Music/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.
* In Hurts' "Wonderful Life" video, the singer looks like he's being forced to pose for a class picture and the keyboardist show shows slight movement in the hand/wrist area. Meanwhile they're accompanied by a '''very''' animated backup dancer.
3rd Jan '17 8:39:46 PM thelivingtoad
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* Another example: 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.

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* Another example: Music/TheReplacements' "Bastards "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl9KQ1Mub6Q Bastards of Young".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.recording.
** The Replacements made the same video for two more songs off of their ''Tim'' album: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUmwzgFXfug Left of the Dial]]" is virtually identical except that the speaker isn't kicked over and the song's being played at the right speed. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5e6A_EozH0 Hold My Life]]" is in color and has a little intro of the guy picking through his LP collection.
18th Oct '16 5:21:21 PM nombretomado
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* The video for The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There For You" (AKA, the ''{{Friends}}'' theme). The band is just playing while the ''Friends'' cast fool around.

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* The video for The Rembrandts' "I'll Be There For You" (AKA, the ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' theme). The band is just playing while the ''Friends'' cast fool around.
23rd Aug '16 5:12:07 PM gewunomox
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* Possibly the UrExample: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMD7Ezp3gWc "I Wanna Be Sedated"]] by Music/TheRamones. Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Marky sit around eating cornflakes and reading while a bunch of people enter the room and go wild. Includes a blink-and-you-miss it cameo from {{Courtney Love}}. Almost the TropeNamer before being rejected for obscurity.

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* Possibly the UrExample: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMD7Ezp3gWc "I Wanna Be Sedated"]] by Music/TheRamones. Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Marky sit around eating cornflakes and reading while a bunch of people enter the room and go wild. Includes a blink-and-you-miss it cameo from {{Courtney Love}}. Music/CourtneyLove. Almost the TropeNamer TropeNamers before being rejected for obscurity.
17th Jun '16 7:53:57 PM gewunomox
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* Possibly the UrExample: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMD7Ezp3gWc "I Wanna Be Sedated"]] by TheRamones. Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Marky sit around eating cornflakes and reading while a bunch of people enter the room and go wild. Includes a blink-and-you-miss it cameo from {{Courtney Love}}. Almost the TropeNamer before being rejected for obscurity.

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* Possibly the UrExample: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMD7Ezp3gWc "I Wanna Be Sedated"]] by TheRamones.Music/TheRamones. Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee and Marky sit around eating cornflakes and reading while a bunch of people enter the room and go wild. Includes a blink-and-you-miss it cameo from {{Courtney Love}}. Almost the TropeNamer before being rejected for obscurity.
4th Jun '16 6:43:37 PM gewunomox
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* The other iconic example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2lbiS1fris "Numb"]] by {{U2}}. The Edge sits and drones the lyrics while random stuff happens to him (the other guys tie him up, somebody [[FanService cuts off his shirt]], a young girl slaps him, a belly dancer appears out of nowhere). Aside from being probably their funniest video, the concept perfectly complements the song's lyrics about inability to cope with information overload and withdrawal.

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* The other iconic example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2lbiS1fris "Numb"]] by {{U2}}.Music/{{U2}}. The Edge sits and drones the lyrics while random stuff happens to him (the other guys tie him up, somebody [[FanService cuts off his shirt]], a young girl slaps him, a belly dancer appears out of nowhere). Aside from being probably their funniest video, the concept perfectly complements the song's lyrics about inability to cope with information overload and withdrawal.
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.
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