Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gnarls Barkley: "Going On": Best video of the year

This is the best video I've seen in a long time.  Not only do I dig Gnarls Barkley's addicting beat (I like to play this song a couple times over when it comes up) and wild psychedelic topic (a portal to another dimension?), I can't get enough of these dancers.  

Filmed in Jamaica and directed by Wendy Morgan, this video has a late 70s/early 80s feel in terms of the coloring and camera resolution. It also features, cool hats, eye shadow, suspenders, bling and checkered jackets.

Check out the nod to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as this gang of friends dance through the streets.  

I've added the song "Surprise" to my playlist, another one of my favorite songs from The Odd Couple, Gnarls Barkley's most recent album. 


Anonymous said...

Groovy. I don't catch the MJ reference (other than the posse of dancers and fedoras). And the ending leaves an unsettling feeling in the old stomach.

Apparently, GB is a fan of radiohead:

And, as a shameless plug, they used some of my company's motion capture gear in the end of this strange video:

Jamie: said...

What reminds me of "Thriller" is just some of the dance formations moving down the street. It might not be much of a nod or reference, just reminiscent. I just totally love their dance moves.

I dig this Radiohead "Reckoner" cover! I was going to blog about it one day.

And that video for "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" creeps me out, but that's one of the things I love about Gnarls, they don't mind going there.