History Main / SurrealMusicVideo

6th Sep '17 8:55:04 AM SenseiLeRoof
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* 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.
** The video in question came out in 1985. There were many, many, MANY "non-out-and-out-peformance" videos that came out before then. It's My Life isn't even the first non-out-and-out-peformance TALK TALK video!

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* 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 overlaid on 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.
** The video in question came out in 1985. There were many, many, MANY "non-out-and-out-peformance" videos that came out before then. It's My Life isn't even the first non-out-and-out-peformance TALK TALK video!
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6th Aug '17 9:43:49 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Music/{{Queen}}'s [[https://youtu.be/Od6hY_50Dh0 video]] for "[[SanitySlippageSong I'm Going Slightly Mad]]" straddles the line between SurrealHumor and SurrealHorror.
1st Aug '17 5:25:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The Break Up's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qot54Cxiy4s My Machine]] intercuts between standard [[PerformanceVideo performance footage]], the two lead band members, who are wearing cellophane wrap outfits and UncannyValleyMakeup, hooked up to a tangle of wires and coming to life {{Frankenstein}}-style, milk splashing on on the singer's heads forwarding and rewinding, the male lead doing the robot dance while plugging a circuit board into a computer, and the camera [[ShakyPOVCam zooming along the wires and tubes]], concluding with the singers disconnecting the machine (hence the lyrics).

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* The Break Up's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qot54Cxiy4s My Machine]] intercuts between standard [[PerformanceVideo performance footage]], the two lead band members, who are wearing cellophane wrap outfits and UncannyValleyMakeup, hooked up to a tangle of wires and coming to life {{Frankenstein}}-style, Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}-style, milk splashing on on the singer's heads forwarding and rewinding, the male lead doing the robot dance while plugging a circuit board into a computer, and the camera [[ShakyPOVCam zooming along the wires and tubes]], concluding with the singers disconnecting the machine (hence the lyrics).
16th Jul '17 5:37:00 PM nombretomado
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** Music/{{Incubus}}, "Megalomaniac". It alternates between collage-like images of the band playing in a WW2 setting, Hitler ''with airplane wings and ballerina shoes'', a George Bush lookalike that is eventually revealed to have an eagle head and a protesting crowd. Oh, and people with fish-heads. And a family pouring oil on a fake baby.

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** Music/{{Incubus}}, "Megalomaniac". It alternates between collage-like images of the band playing in a WW2 [=WW2=] setting, Hitler ''with airplane wings and ballerina shoes'', a George Bush lookalike that is eventually revealed to have an eagle head and a protesting crowd. Oh, and people with fish-heads. And a family pouring oil on a fake baby.
15th Jul '17 12:59:01 PM nombretomado
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* The clip for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-LmPa3h88 "Ambling Alp"]] by Yeasayer is basically one bizarre thing after the other. There's one part of the video that's far less surreal than the rest of it if [[GeniusBonus you know what the song's about]]. [[spoiler: The song is about the [[WorldWarII wartime]] boxer Joe Louis and his most famous rivals Primo "The Ambling Alp" Carnera and Max Schmelling, but you'd never get that from the mostly vague lyrics or the seemingly out-of-place footage of the mirror-face boxers.]]

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* The clip for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-LmPa3h88 "Ambling Alp"]] by Yeasayer is basically one bizarre thing after the other. There's one part of the video that's far less surreal than the rest of it if [[GeniusBonus you know what the song's about]]. [[spoiler: The song is about the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII wartime]] boxer Joe Louis and his most famous rivals Primo "The Ambling Alp" Carnera and Max Schmelling, but you'd never get that from the mostly vague lyrics or the seemingly out-of-place footage of the mirror-face boxers.]]
5th Jul '17 9:50:54 AM wolftickets1969
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* OneHitWonder Trio's "Da Da Da" video is just a loop of a line of platform divers splashing into a giant bowl of Spaghetti-Os, accompanied by a motorcycle jumping off a ramp, a BMW(?) driving out of a tunnel, and a pair of dancers with drums on their heads.
26th Jun '17 3:55:38 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* During TheNineties, Indian musician [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daler_Mehndi Daler Mehndi]] faced accusations that his songs were only successful because of the {{fanservice}}-laden music videos. He fired back with the legendarily strange [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTIIMJ9tUc8 video]] for his song "Tunak Tunak Tun," replacing the sexy female dancers with several DifferentlyDressedDuplicates of Mehndi ("differently" as in "wearing the same turban and robe in [[PaletteSwap different bright colors]]") doing a bizarre dance while {{Chroma Key}}ed onto various ConspicuousCG backgrounds. Judging by the video's viral popularity on Website/{{YouTube}}, he seems to have proven the critics wrong.

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* During TheNineties, Indian musician [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daler_Mehndi Daler Mehndi]] faced accusations that his songs were only successful because of the {{fanservice}}-laden music videos. He fired back with the legendarily strange [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTIIMJ9tUc8 video]] for his song "Tunak Tunak Tun," replacing eschewing the usual sexy female dancers with in favor of several DifferentlyDressedDuplicates of Mehndi himself ("differently" as in "wearing the same turban and robe in [[PaletteSwap different bright colors]]") doing a bizarre dance while {{Chroma Key}}ed onto various ConspicuousCG backgrounds. Judging by the video's viral popularity on Website/{{YouTube}}, he seems to have proven the critics wrong.
28th May '17 7:54:02 AM Morgenthaler
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26th Apr '17 8:07:46 PM Discord_and_Dine
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26th Apr '17 8:07:22 PM Discord_and_Dine
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