Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Three By Theme: Album covers

You ever notice that when there is one movie about a particular subject out, there are usually 2 or 3 more released within the next few years that are strangely similar... like somehow Hollywood is creatively bankrupt. Well, I've noticed the same trend in music videos as well.

Or the special effects techs and artists learn how to do something new and then just keep running with it (I remember reading about how once special effects technicians figured out how to do a flaming man stunt, they just wanted to keep throwing it into movies, which is why it is such a prevalent death in movies of the late 1970's and early 1980's.)

The following three videos are living proof of one of those two maxims.

Erykah Badu - Honey

Morningwood - Nth Degree

Liz Phair - Why Can't I

And naturally, the videos for those songs make me think of this old gem:


Arjan said...

I get that with autotune, it's not new (by a f'ing long shot) but all of a sudden everybody wants to use it again, irritating as hell.

I only knew the Morningwood song, but didn't know the vid though, I'm not 100% sure about Erykah Badu's track.

The gem, I think I've been sleeping under a rock, never saw it before but it was great!

MC said...

I remember about a year ago, the gem was popping up everywhere across the blogging village.