The Clean “Too Much Violence”

1994-the-clean-too-much-violenceThe Clean take Manhattan, performing in a grungy New York loft with a couple of dwarves. Hamish Kilgour appears to be wearing the blue and white polka shirt from his earlier “No No No” video. Either that or he’s really into polka dot shirts, which I actually think might be the case.

As the band play, some footage of the Kilgour brothers frollicking on a New Zealand hill is projected on a screen behind them. And they’re playing with “Tally Ho” brand playing cards, a nice Easter egg for fanboys.

There’s also some street footage with the bros looking dapper in 1940s-style suits, roaming the streets on bicycles. Hey, they’re 2010s hipsters and they don’t even know it.

It’s one of the better looking videos I’ve seen lately, and I think that’s due to the quality of both the filming and the YouTube clip. YouTube notes it was filmed on 8mm and 16mm and directed by Jeff Feuerzeig, who went to to make the superb documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston”.

Best bit: the miniature Beatles figurines in a shop window.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Next… another night out with some freaky friends.

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