Album version after the j.
See for yourself:
I hasten to add that every incident in both of these videos has also happened to me as well. I miss the 90s.
And I’m chastened to add that I didn’t know until recently that “Regulate” sampled Michael McDonald:
Live and learn. Mainly via YouTube.
Update: For instance, today I learned that the song title is “Never Gonna Give You Up,” not “Never Gonna Let You Down.” I guess I once knew that and forgot it. Is it ever gonna stick?
I listened to the first couple Deerhunter / Atlas Sound albums and thought I knew what Bradford Cox was up to. I was wrong. Weird Era Cont. is wonderful and I’m embarrassed it took me this long to sit down and really listen to it. Thanks to my pal James for setting me on the right path!
I imagine the above is a fan-made video and not anything official? Either way, it’s also wonderful.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen David Lynch’s adaptation of Dune, so I’d forgotten that it was the source of one of the lines in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice”:
Walk without rhythm, it won’t attract the worm
And upon closer inspection, more lines would seem to derive from that film:
Don’t be shocked by tone of my voice
Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice
Come forward and get your teeth smoked, word
. . . might refer to the scene where Duke Leto Atreides uses the false tooth he’s been given by Dr. Yueh to exhale a deadly gas. (Possibly?)
Anyway, so when Christopher Walken starts flying in Spike Jonez’s video for the song—
—should we read it as a Baron Harkonnen reference?
If so, then that’s one way to link Mr. Walken with Orson Welles, since Welles was Alejandro Jodorowsky’s original choice to play the flying fat man.
More importantly, though, I think Mr. Slim is suggesting that the best way to watch Lynch’s movie is while under the influence of cannabis.
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It’s the Real Art History.
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