The Black Keys' new video reminds us of these 5 auteur-musician collabos
Oh, man. People say the golden age of music videos is in the past, so we must be living in the platinum era! The latest Black Keys video hit the webz yesterday and it’s a fairly curious, and entertaining, collaboration with Harmony Korine (KIDS, TRASH HUMPERS). Oh, I’m sorry…it’s not a video, but “a film by Harmony Korine.” Anyway, if you’ve ever wanted to see Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach as babies carted around by prosthetic versions of themselves then Gold on the Ceiling is your chance! As for Korine, hopefully this little endeavor didn’t distract him from finishing up SPRING BREAKERS, because there are not enough bikini pics of Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez out there yet to satisfy my curiosity. Anyway, check out the video below, along with a few of our other favorite auteur-helmed musical collaborations:
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Korine ain’t no stranger to making weirdly awesome projects with musicians. He collaborated with Die Antwoord on a short film (UMSHINI WAM) that features their song Wat Kyk Jy?. I remember when this funfest premiered at SXSW. Everybody went sort of bananas.
Up next we’ve got Spike Jonze’s video for Aracde Fire’s The Suburbs (btw, Jonze claims he wrote the script for WHERE THE WHILD THINGS ARE while listening to the band’s album Funeral). The collaboration spawned this video, in addition to a 30 minute film you actually have to pay for:
Gus Van Sant has made plenty of videos throughout his career, including this one for Hanson around the time GOOD WILL HUNTING came out. I’ll go ahead and assume you’ve got fonder memories of his first collaboration with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Under the Bridge:
Sofia Coppola made this video of Kate Moss writhing around to The White Stripes’ I Just Don’t Know What to do with Myself. It is what it is:
It’s been 25 years since Marty Scorsese directed the video for Michael Jackson’s Bad. It’s still awesome (if not a bit un-tough looking in 2012). The album is getting a deluxe reissue later this year, which will include MJ’s personal footage from his 1988 concert at Wembley. In the meantime, enjoy the full-length original version of the video. At over 16 minutes, this one really was a “short film” (it took Marty six weeks to shoot the whole thing):