After years of this video only being available on weird European websites, finally NZ On Screen have stepped up and are hosting it. Hooray!
It helps that the “If I Were You” video looks a bit like the opening titles of a Bond film, but instead of naked ladies, it’s the Straitjacket Fits that are presented in overlapping colourful images, complete with water shimmers and fireworks.
“If I Were You” was the Straitjacket Fits final NZ On Air-funded video, and indeed their final single. It’s not such a great swansong – all angry and paranoid (though with some lovely guitar), but the video manages to take the edge of the anger.
Best bit: Fireworks!
Director: Andrew Dominik
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
Next… bad bitchin’ babes.