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21st Jan '16 1:50:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{IAMX}} and ImogenHeap collaborated and created a song called '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-jMWzfj9gM My Secret Friend]]'. The video has Chris dressed as a girl, Imogen dressed as a guy, and some really fucked up scenery. It's the little details that make it so crazy.
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* {{IAMX}} Music/{{IAMX}} and ImogenHeap Music/ImogenHeap collaborated and created a song called '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-jMWzfj9gM My Secret Friend]]'. The video has Chris dressed as a girl, Imogen dressed as a guy, and some really fucked up scenery. It's the little details that make it so crazy.
14th Jan '16 11:21:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In KidCudi's "Day 'N Nite (Crookers remix)" video, Cudi's character, while working the graveyard shift at a drug store, envisions the customers as {{stripperific}} erotic dancers.
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* In KidCudi's Music/KidCudi's "Day 'N Nite (Crookers remix)" video, Cudi's character, while working the graveyard shift at a drug store, envisions the customers as {{stripperific}} erotic dancers.
14th Jan '16 11:16:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* [=TOKiMONSTA's=] video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ44ljwS48w "The Force"]] (feat. KoolKeith). Which can only be described as the experience of a gangsta [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi Knight]] [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on ecstasy]], [[EpilepticFlashingLights going on a seizure]].
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* [=TOKiMONSTA's=] video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ44ljwS48w "The Force"]] (feat. KoolKeith).Music/KoolKeith). Which can only be described as the experience of a gangsta [[Franchise/StarWars Jedi Knight]] [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on ecstasy]], [[EpilepticFlashingLights going on a seizure]].
2nd Jan '16 6:32:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShortStack, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO6dkFfL5Ig&feature=channel Ladies and Gentlemen]]''. Involves a hospital, the band, some [[HelloNurse sexy]] [[FetishFuel nurses]], some fucked-up x-ray scenes, and secret doorways. * PanicAtTheDisco's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCto3PCn8wo Nine in the Afternoon]] has the guys waking in color-coded bedrooms and that's around the time things stop making any sort of sense. WordOfGod says that it's AllJustADream; every time one of them wakes up, he has a dream about performing the song, then it goes to the next, then the next, then the next. Which just means that they have some pretty fucked up dreams. The actual ideas for them came from their friend and frequent collaborator Shane Drake. He explained that all the visuals "just came to him" while he was dancing around his house one day - that apparently includes the medieval women assaulting Brendon and the truly disturbing animal heads.
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* ShortStack, Music/ShortStack, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO6dkFfL5Ig&feature=channel Ladies and Gentlemen]]''. Involves a hospital, the band, some [[HelloNurse sexy]] [[FetishFuel nurses]], some fucked-up x-ray scenes, and secret doorways. * PanicAtTheDisco's Music/PanicAtTheDisco's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCto3PCn8wo Nine in the Afternoon]] has the guys waking in color-coded bedrooms and that's around the time things stop making any sort of sense. WordOfGod says that it's AllJustADream; every time one of them wakes up, he has a dream about performing the song, then it goes to the next, then the next, then the next. Which just means that they have some pretty fucked up dreams. The actual ideas for them came from their friend and frequent collaborator Shane Drake. He explained that all the visuals "just came to him" while he was dancing around his house one day - that apparently includes the medieval women assaulting Brendon and the truly disturbing animal heads.
27th Dec '15 3:40:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* The video for Music/TheBirthdayMassacre's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBmDgtJyc1U Blue]]''. We start out with Chibi (the lead singer) alone in a nursery wearing bunny ears, and tearing the arms off dolls to use as crude crayons in order to draw a path through a drawn maze under the rug she's on. Then we switch to a claymation world of dolls wandering around in a maze. Cut to a couple close ups of the other band members looking ominous (and floating), and then Chibi reaches through a hole in the floor full of black... stuff... into the claymation world, grabs a rope connected to one of the dolls and starts trying to pull it through the hole (which is much too small), until its head comes off. We then switch back to the real world, and see that Chibi's severed head is lying on the floor, several feet from her body. We're as confused as you are.
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* Music/TheBirthdayMassacre: ** The video for Music/TheBirthdayMassacre's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBmDgtJyc1U Blue]]''. We start out with Chibi (the lead singer) alone in a nursery wearing bunny ears, and tearing the arms off dolls to use as crude crayons in order to draw a path through a drawn maze under the rug she's on. Then we switch to a claymation world of dolls wandering around in a maze. Cut to a couple close ups of the other band members looking ominous (and floating), and then Chibi reaches through a hole in the floor full of black... stuff... into the claymation world, grabs a rope connected to one of the dolls and starts trying to pull it through the hole (which is much too small), until its head comes off. We then switch back to the real world, and see that Chibi's severed head is lying on the floor, several feet from her body. We're as confused as you are.
27th Dec '15 3:34:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Radiohead}} seem to especially love this trope, as seen with their videos for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LeLAELIxKY Karma Police]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vgMYcMROcc Knives Out]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1DX32t38c There There]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIFLtNYI3Ls Just]]", among many others.
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* {{Radiohead}} Music/{{Radiohead}} seem to especially love this trope, as seen with their videos for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LeLAELIxKY Karma Police]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vgMYcMROcc Knives Out]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs1DX32t38c There There]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIFLtNYI3Ls Just]]", among many others.

* {{Santigold}}, "L.E.S. Artistes". It's an homage to ''The Holy Mountain'', which is pretty much all you need to know about in terms of surreality.
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* {{Santigold}}, Music/{{Santigold}}, "L.E.S. Artistes". It's an homage to ''The Holy Mountain'', which is pretty much all you need to know about in terms of surreality.

* MassiveAttack has put out a couple: "Karmacoma" is a string of weird, inexplicable scenes in a hotel, some of which are homages to ''Film/TheShining''. "Teardrop" would be a straightforward PerformanceVideo if the song weren't being "performed" by a lip-syncing CGI fetus. * MileyCyrus song "Start All Over" music video is just [[TheOner one long shot]] with random junk all over the place.
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* MassiveAttack Music/MassiveAttack has put out a couple: "Karmacoma" is a string of weird, inexplicable scenes in a hotel, some of which are homages to ''Film/TheShining''. "Teardrop" would be a straightforward PerformanceVideo if the song weren't being "performed" by a lip-syncing CGI fetus. * MileyCyrus Music/MileyCyrus song "Start All Over" music video is just [[TheOner one long shot]] with random junk all over the place.

* The video for TheBirthdayMassacre's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBmDgtJyc1U Blue]]''. We start out with Chibi (the lead singer) alone in a nursery wearing bunny ears, and tearing the arms off dolls to use as crude crayons in order to draw a path through a drawn maze under the rug she's on. Then we switch to a claymation world of dolls wandering around in a maze. Cut to a couple close ups of the other band members looking ominous (and floating), and then Chibi reaches through a hole in the floor full of black... stuff... into the claymation world, grabs a rope connected to one of the dolls and starts trying to pull it through the hole (which is much too small), until its head comes off. We then switch back to the real world, and see that Chibi's severed head is lying on the floor, several feet from her body. We're as confused as you are.
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* The video for TheBirthdayMassacre's Music/TheBirthdayMassacre's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBmDgtJyc1U Blue]]''. We start out with Chibi (the lead singer) alone in a nursery wearing bunny ears, and tearing the arms off dolls to use as crude crayons in order to draw a path through a drawn maze under the rug she's on. Then we switch to a claymation world of dolls wandering around in a maze. Cut to a couple close ups of the other band members looking ominous (and floating), and then Chibi reaches through a hole in the floor full of black... stuff... into the claymation world, grabs a rope connected to one of the dolls and starts trying to pull it through the hole (which is much too small), until its head comes off. We then switch back to the real world, and see that Chibi's severed head is lying on the floor, several feet from her body. We're as confused as you are.

* LemonDemon's song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRisDso99s0 Word Dissasociation]] features this to go along with its WordSaladLyrics, with the words written on scraps of paper which are lying around in completely random places, such as a watermelon, a chandelier, stuck to a piece of tape, inside a toaster and...well, just watch the video.
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* LemonDemon's Music/LemonDemon's song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRisDso99s0 Word Dissasociation]] features this to go along with its WordSaladLyrics, with the words written on scraps of paper which are lying around in completely random places, such as a watermelon, a chandelier, stuck to a piece of tape, inside a toaster and...well, just watch the video.
25th Dec '15 12:21:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheResidents provide the UrExample, having produced their own, [[MindScrew completely]] bizarre promotional clips since as early as 1974.
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* TheResidents Music/TheResidents provide the UrExample, having produced their own, [[MindScrew completely]] bizarre promotional clips since as early as 1974.

* NewOrder, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og1HAkjOuL0 "True Faith"]], which featured a cast of dancers dressed like Oompa Loompas, needles, snails, and a dude with one leg and a TV monitor attached over his face (setting up the footage of the band playing).
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* NewOrder, Music/NewOrder, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og1HAkjOuL0 "True Faith"]], which featured a cast of dancers dressed like Oompa Loompas, needles, snails, and a dude with one leg and a TV monitor attached over his face (setting up the footage of the band playing).

* TalkTalk, "It's My Life." Mostly footage of animals. The band's singer is seen hanging out around the zoo in some shots, but doesn't lip-sync. The [[ExecutiveMeddling record label]] didn't get it and forced the band to make an alternate version, with an intentionally cheesy performance overlayed over the animal footage. In spite of this, it is largely considered a breakthrough video as it was one if not the first video to not be an out and out performance video.
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* TalkTalk, Music/TalkTalk, "It's My Life." Mostly footage of animals. The band's singer is seen hanging out around the zoo in some shots, but doesn't lip-sync. The [[ExecutiveMeddling record label]] didn't get it and forced the band to make an alternate version, with an intentionally cheesy performance overlayed over the animal footage. In spite of this, it is largely considered a breakthrough video as it was one if not the first video to not be an out and out performance video.

* MatchboxTwenty, "Real World." There's a camel in a bowling alley, and an ice-cream truck selling raw meat, and... uh... other stuff.
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* MatchboxTwenty, Music/MatchboxTwenty, "Real World." There's a camel in a bowling alley, and an ice-cream truck selling raw meat, and... uh... other stuff.
24th Dec '15 5:06:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* A lot of TheWhiteStripes' videos, particularly in their indie period. * Full, vocalist of GuniwTools directed one for ''every single song in their discography.''
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* A lot of TheWhiteStripes' Music/TheWhiteStripes' videos, particularly in their indie period. * Full, vocalist of GuniwTools Music/GuniwTools directed one for ''every single song in their discography.''

* Hold It Against Me by BritneySpears is called this.
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* Hold It Against Me by BritneySpears Music/BritneySpears is called this.

* FaithNoMore has some pretty weird videos, especially "Epic". * RedHotChiliPeppers' "Can't Stop".
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* FaithNoMore Music/FaithNoMore has some pretty weird videos, especially "Epic". * RedHotChiliPeppers' Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' "Can't Stop".

* {{Autechre}}'s "Gantz Graf"(actually inspired by a drug trip) and "Second Bad Vilbel", as well as most {{Fan Vid}}s set to their songs.
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* {{Autechre}}'s Music/{{Autechre}}'s "Gantz Graf"(actually inspired by a drug trip) and "Second Bad Vilbel", as well as most {{Fan Vid}}s set to their songs.

* {{Erasure}} - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSMeUPFjQHc Always]]. Andy Bell descends on a Wuxia-themed snowscape, defrosts a frozen princess, changes the season to spring with a magic snowglobe, does WireFu gymnastics, levitation and flower arranging, etc. Likewise, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uttV1VZUgQQ "Chains of Love"]] has Andy and Vince wire levitating around a room full of hanging chains and alternating between normal and camp/drag outfits, while the love interest attempts to get unchained.
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* {{Erasure}} Music/{{Erasure}} - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSMeUPFjQHc Always]]. Andy Bell descends on a Wuxia-themed snowscape, defrosts a frozen princess, changes the season to spring with a magic snowglobe, does WireFu gymnastics, levitation and flower arranging, etc. Likewise, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uttV1VZUgQQ "Chains of Love"]] has Andy and Vince wire levitating around a room full of hanging chains and alternating between normal and camp/drag outfits, while the love interest attempts to get unchained.
19th Dec '15 7:45:50 AM Schroeder1174
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** "Music/LikeAPrayer", where she kisses a saint, the video it's about racism in a surreal/artistic form. It was controversial enough back then to cost her her Pepsi endorsement deal.
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** "Music/LikeAPrayer", where she kisses a saint, the video it's is about racism in a surreal/artistic form. It was controversial enough back then to cost her her Pepsi endorsement deal.

** " [[https://youtu.be/dEfDF_6cVjs Lighter]]" from ''Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz'' takes it UpToEleven.
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** " **" [[https://youtu.be/dEfDF_6cVjs Lighter]]" from ''Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz'' takes it UpToEleven.
19th Dec '15 7:45:03 AM Schroeder1174
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**" [[https://youtu.be/dEfDF_6cVjs Lighter]]" from ''Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz'' takes it UpToEleven.
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