Sunday, April 14, 2013

Somebody Needs to Greenlight This!

For the next two days, the band Muse will be playing two dates in NYC's Madison Square Garden. As much as I like the band (my first introduction to them was hearing Starlight on the local college radio station), I didn't even attempt to get tickets because I don't dig seeing shows in huge venues. My rule of thumb for concert venues is that I don't want to "see" a band in a setting so big that I couldn't bean the lead singer with a thrown beer bottle if I were the sort of asshole who'd throw a beer bottle at anyone, much less someone I'd be willing to pay money to see. MSG is entirely too big a venue for me to bother seeing anyone play.

That being said, Muse is responsible for one of the most awesome music videos ever made... a spoof of gloriously trashy low-budget action movies, spaghetti westerns, kung fu movies, and films about robots. Billed as a cheesy foreign action film, much like the hilarious Italian Spiderman, Muse's Knights of Cydonia, which comes across like a film adaptation of Encounter Critical, is so amazingly cheesy that it should get the big-screen treatment:





In the midst of all the madcap goofballery, my favorite part is the gratuitous blasting of a desert shrub around the "1:10" mark... cracks me up every time. Somebody really, really needs to make this into a full length feature film.

15 comments:

Patricia said...

Oh I don't know, the circle of death made me lol, gonna be playing this over and over. Thanks!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Oh I don't know, the circle of death made me lol, gonna be playing this over and over.

The heroine in an armor bikini riding a unicorn is another high point. The whole thing is gold.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

MSG is entirely too big a venue for me to bother seeing anyone play.

I saw the Grateful Dead there about a bazillion times (or 40ish)...it was always a good time. Friends from around would show up, it was great. (My apartment was about 12 blocks from the Garden.)
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M. Bouffant said...

Bottle throwing distance is still too large a venue.

I'll always have fond memories (which reading this dragged up) of hocking a loogie onto Leonard Graves Phillips' (The Dickies) lapel at the Whiskey one night in 1978.

B. Spencer said...

Great song, great video.

I will master the Shaolin Bear Strike before I die.

OBS said...

I chuckled at the director and film crew in the mirror @3:13.

Also that reminds me of this although I don't think The Sword actually meant that video to be funny.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I saw the Grateful Dead there about a bazillion times (or 40ish)...it was always a good time

I saw the Who play Giants Stadium while still in my teens and, while I loved hanging out with friends, and hearing John Entwhistle sing Boris the Spider, the band was so far away, the best views were on the Jumbotrons.

I'll always have fond memories (which reading this dragged up) of hocking a loogie onto Leonard Graves Phillips' (The Dickies) lapel at the Whiskey one night in 1978.

Does Leonard remember it as fondly?

I will master the Shaolin Bear Strike before I die.

And I shall master the Flaming Energy Ball.

Also that reminds me of this although I don't think The Sword actually meant that video to be funny.

That's awesome. Every band takes a risk that it will descend into "Spinal Tap" territory.

Smut Clyde said...

Somebody really, really needs to make this into a full length feature film.

Director -- Jodorowsky.

Smut Clyde said...

Also needs moar Zombie Klaus Kinski.

anne said...

quic' look, of muse ,not mus' , yes they are good at copy ..as i said to a younger man in utah a few years ago .. of something of suede and other ,/ interesting side ..of the young man in utah ... he lives in the hills around there ..reading books .... more in time on that , and he oddly looks like that actor .. that fell through the crac ks in utah in that film .. .

anne said...

if anyone looks back ..and gets my suede joke ..let me know

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Also needs moar Zombie Klaus Kinski.

What doesn't?

if anyone looks back ..and gets my suede joke ..let me know

Are you referring to the London band?

anne said...

yes that suede , can't remember now what i was going to say on that ...distracted ,/ need you to read aloud to me bald .. while i dance back home here ,read on that back in your posts ..noted earlier today ..of nonny \ i think that mary margaret and catherine o'hara's brother markus just caught me on film , a rare , i'm dance/walking and listening ..as i do ,said cot'on bonnet on fro , with a couple of neigh guys at the front of the auction cabaret .. of holly cabbage wood l a north .. at qu and roncesvalles ..

anne said...

and to read aloud blackd's posts and links while i sleep .. . near ether ,said bach's g

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