I already shared another video for this song back in May of this year. In fact, I shared it on May Day, because I felt like poking some fun at socialism. That video featured the Flying Lizards performing on a Danish show. At the time, I didn’t realize that there was an actual “official” video for their cover of Money.
But, last night, I came across that official video so here it is!
I have no idea who directed this or any of that good stuff. I just like the song.
Okay, I’m just going to be honest. I love this video. I know that the video’s main theme is one of regret and the soul-destroying pain of being lonely but seriously, this video amuses the Hell out of me. From the vomit to the ball gag to the hipster at the end, this is another wonderfully self-aware video from the great Dillon Francis!
I like this video because the story it tells can be viewed either negatively or positively.
Now, if you take a literal interpretation, it would appear that the video details not only a possible demonic possession but also an intergalactic invasion of some sort. I mean, when graffiti comes to life, it’s probably reasonable to be a little bit concerned. I guess it depends on how good the artists are in your area.
However, I tend to view the video much more positively, as a celebration of the vibrancy of music, art, and freedom! Myself, whenever I watch this video, I want to go out and dance in the middle of the night. Actually, I do that most nights anyway but still, this video always puts me in a good mood.
(Or an even better mood, as the case may be.)
How you view it will probably depend on how pessimistic or optimistic you are right now.
This is another one of those videos where you spend the majority of the video waiting for a bunch of zombies to pop out of nowhere and start chasing the living down the street. That doesn’t happen here but I still like the atmospheric desolation of this video.
In a way, it actually reminds me a bit of Lost River. I gave that movie a negative review when it was first released but it’s actually grown on me a little bit.
Today, as they tend to say, is the first day of the rest of your life. What better way to celebrate than with a little Blanck Mass?
Dead Format is off of Blanck Mass’s second album, Dumb Flesh. If a rogue planet ever threatens to crash into Earth and exterminate all human life, Dumb Flesh is something that I will definitely make sure to listen to one final time before the end comes. The video for Dead Format is both exuberant and ominous. You’re not really sure if you want to repent your sins or maybe commit some news ones. This is perfect end of the world music. Listen to this track with the knowledge that you could very well be dead and that all of your hopes and dreams could be rendered meaningless within the next two hours.