i have been waiting and waiting to do this very spooky post! 'the worst witch' was one of my fave fave fave movies as a kid and this song was the best part! tim curry's faces surpass even taco in level of nostril expression and lip curling. loving his bat bowtie. the jammin part of the song starts with some overly dramatic groaning at 1:46 and then turns into the best halloween song ever created. the lyrics to this song are hilarious - 'your teacher could become a sardine, your dentist could turn into a queen, has anybody seen my tambourine?' but the hands down best best part of the song is at the very end starting at 3:33. 'hairay, scaray, creepay, crawlay, haaalooween.' i might add that i like to sing that part at least once a day. lately i've been singing it a lot more to get in the ghoulish spirit. this vid is going in all-time faves!
most people know taco for his hit remake of 'puttin' on the ritz.' and while i 100% appreciate that jam, it's this lesser known jam that is even more bizarre and somehow satisfying. 'superphysical resurrection,' whatever the hell that means, shows taco on an isolated island with his group of mask-wearin, horn-blowin, balloon releasin sidekicks. the balloon effect at the end is actually kind of cool. taco's nostrils, as always, steal the show. he knows how get fierce with them nostrils.
these shock videos completely inspired my halloween costume - i am so into the colorful gothic look right now. 'dynamo beat' is a really catchy creepy jam that has blue hair awesomeness. the part where the guy with the face paint rises from the table is an EPIC fashion moment. seriously that guy's outfit and styling - i die. 'angel face' has the most amazing effing futuristic gothic 80s robots i've ever seen and more sick face paint. i am in shock.
a pumpthatjam reader pointed me in the direction of icy spicy leoncie, an icelandic musical powerhouse with impeccable fashion sense. i've never quite heard anyone sing like leoncie. or seen anyone move quite like leoncie. 'man! let's have fun' is a video that shows leoncie in many different wigs and outfits in front of many different backgrounds. amazing. 'killer in the park' is an ode to, you guessed it, a killer in the park. this video features a very snazzy leoncie dressed as a cop in a plastic uniform. and she talks about scotland yard a lot. 'invisible girl' has leoncie flying on a magic carpet over foreign lands while wearing a tiny tube top. here's her description of 'invisible girl' from youtube: "AN EMPOWERING SONG WITH GREAT LYRICS,AND GREAT MUSIC. NOTHING LIKE A SUPERHEROINE TO LIFT SPIRITS. WIZARD LEONCIE IS JUST-ONE-OF-A-KIND ON HER FLYING INDIAN MAGIC CARPET." oh leoncie.
whenever i see a video of an outdoor rave i get a little scared. but i also can't stop watching. this video of 'goa girl' is actually kind of a slow rave jam. i think they were partying all night and now the sun is coming up and only the really really drugged up people are still getting their sweet groove on. the main girl is completely in her own zone. why does she have gloves on? and her feet always stay in the same place. my fave is the guy with the dark lipstick who has one hand in his pocket, and the other one's waving around his sweater. love how the vid ends with very brief wizard hat interlude.
for some reason this song has been stuck in my head for days and as soon as i forget about it, it pops up in my youtube recommended videos. i took that as a sign that i needed to do a post about it. if you are a true 'full house' fan you will know that uncle jesse's band 'jesse and the rippers' made a music video for their song 'forever.' i think 90% of the time a fake tv show band makes a music video it winds up being hilarious and amazing (por ejemplo stevie and zack attack on saved by the bell) and this song is included in that 90%! the black and white is so classy. and so are the 500 million candles and bed with wind blowing. have mercy.
mia x is so fly. loveeee her monochromatic outfits and her smooth dancing while standing/sitting moves. and i never thought a mushroom cut with sideburns could look street until i saw this vid. also, did she refer to her vag as 'my honeycomb' and 'my pearly gates?' she a wordsmif. this post goes out to my boo incarcerated.
i never really watched square one tv when i was little, but now i kind of wish i had! this is probably the best educational music video ever. 'angle dance' rulez. fo shoolz. i like the part where he says 'next hang a friend from the ceiling, if he loves you i know he won't care.' i've ended so many friendships over hanging from the ceiling to make a square arguments, i can't even tell you.
big props to a pumpthatjam reader who tipped me in the direction of sondra prill. her shout-singing public access wonderfulness is at its most hilarious in her remake of 'pump up the jam'. seriously, i die within the first 2 seconds of her singing. the woman is a genius! she would be the best karaoke buddy EVER. and her remake of janet's 'nasty boys' is equally hilar. my fave moment is when she gets a lil crazy around 2:19. and i love how she has these ridiculous fur coats on, even at the beach. i need to start watching more public access tv.
something about this video of Irish boyband OTT performing 'Let Me In' is so innocently heartbreaking that it makes me smile with joy and a tear come to my eye at the same time. i guess its just that they actually seem to be trying so earnestly and have absolutely no inkling at all in their sweet little minds that they are making complete fools of themselves. fashion note: LOVING the baggy white button ups that actually only have one button buttoned. genius!
everyone knows the best part of sonique's song 'it feels so good' is when she goes 'and it's you i'm always thinkin of, ooo ooo baby.' when i was 12 or however old i was when this came out i would sing that part over and over and drive my family nuts. that and the part from the jewel song where she sings 'who will sa-ee-ave your soul' in a really weird voice. anyways, this vid is hilar, loving the dueling/dancing dudes in the middle of the forest, especially the one guy's spiky hair. but lots of people i know like totally go into the forest at night to have vogueing vampire sessions, its like totally normal....NOT.
what does it take to make a great music video? four things: keyboards, train tracks, posing men with instruments, and lots of denim. and that's exactly what this video has. i have no idea what 'als ich fortging' means but i know that it's german and i know that people wearing acid wash singing in another language are funny. and might i note i've never seen such a forlorn looking person in acid wash denim, ever. love the varied use of point of view from the train - singer walking toward train, singer sitting on train while band plays instruments on the distant train tracks, keyboard playing while on moving train, keyboard playing on the train tracks. brilliant.
wink is an amazing japanese duo that has created some of the finest gentle choreography in front of a digital background i have ever seen. 'where were you last night' is wink's foray into metal jams, with two of the sickest silver outfits i have ever seen - i'm dying. and their arm movements make full use of that glorious fringe. i don't know the name of the second song but i know it's a russian-inspired jam from their once again amazing outfits - full on russian hats and robes, big ass curly hair, lots of gold jewelry and gloves. so bizarre and yet still so gentle. 'boys don't cry' is a happy jam to contrast the strange forlorn-ness of the other two vids. who's your fave, the one in green or the one in orange? i think i'm leaning toward the one in green. p.s. check out youtube there are a bunch of other weirdo wink vids i didn't post here.