“A Better Place” is the second video from Glen Campbell’s critically acclaimed album “Ghost On The Canvas.” The video features a special guest appearance from Joshua Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Them Crooked Vultures), and is directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco.
The legendary singer, guitarist, and television star, Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year. Following more than 20 Top 40 hits and selling 50 million records worldwide, Campbell this year received a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award (his 8th GRAMMY to date). He is currently midway through his “The Goodbye Tour” to say a fond thank you to his legions of loyal fans. Campbell’s final studio album “Ghost On The Canvas” is out now on Surfdog Records. The album represents a poignant look back at his life and career with contributions by the artists he continues to inspire.
This farewell video features Campbell looking back at his life and career. He also sends a personal message to his wife, Kimberley, a former Radio City Music Hall dancer that the Rhinestone Cowboy met on a blind date in 1981. “My love goes out to Kim, my amazing grace. You’ve been by my side through these changing times, and it means the world to me.”
The music video for “Wrong” was filmed in December 2008 and directed by Patrick Daughters. It debuted on the band’s MySpace page on 20 February 2009. The video depicts a Ford Crown Victoria rolling backwards down a Los Angeles downtown street, seemingly with no driver at the wheel. A shot inside the car reveals a man in a latex mask lying unconscious in the front seat. When the car bumps another car (but keeps rolling), the man is jolted awake. As he tries in desperation to stop the car, it becomes apparent that he is bound and gagged. The car rolls past the band (watching from a sidewalk) and hits a pedestrian, trash cans, shopping carts, and traffic cones. A police vehicle begins pursuing the car. When the man finally manages to free his wrists and remove the mask, a white pickup truck crashes into the side of the car, bringing it to a halt. On 3 December 2009, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Short Form Video.” On the same day, Sounds Of The Universe, the album of which the single appears on, was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. The “Wrong” video is 2nd in Time (magazine) in the “Five best videos of 2009” and was one of “the 20 best videos of 2009” according to Spin Magazine, the position in the list is 10.
The twisted love song/ode to Cali “The Heinrich Maneuver.” Interpol is teaming up with Elias Merhige — best known for his work with Shadow of the Vampire and the cult-classic Begotten — to shoot the video for this single. The video for “The Heinrich Maneuver” was released on June 26, 2007. It is a single take of the main character, a woman in a white dress, shown in extreme slow motion applying lipstick and walking towards her demise, being hit by a bus. This overlays three other characters whose reactions to the event unfold in a mixture of speed altered motion, initially proceeding forward and then reversing. A man taking out his cellphone, a vogue lady screaming, and a waiter running to the scene. The woman featured unwittingly walks in front of a moving bus whose impact is cut short by the screen turning black as the song’s outro is cut short. “The Heinrich Maneuver” is a song on New York-based post-punk revival band Interpol’s third album, Our Love to Admire. It is the first single from the album. The cover features a Serval cat. The song’s title is a play on the Heimlich Maneuver and an allusion to the book White Noise by Don DeLillo.
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A cover version by the English heavy metal band Motörhead was released as a single in 2000 to promote their album, We Are Motörhead. The cover art gives further reference to the Sex Pistols by using the same cut-out words to form the title as the Sex Pistols’ single cover. A performance of the song recorded during the band’s twenty-fifth anniversary concert at Brixton Academy, on 22 October 2000, appears on their 25 & Alive Boneshaker DVD.
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In April, the Flaming Lips released a Record Store Day collaborative double vinyl called The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. In “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Wayne Coyne teams with Erykah Badu for a post-rock trip with slow-motion, glitter, milk, a blood-like liquid, and Badu’s sister Nayrok showcasing her body in all sorts of unusual ways. [Source]
UPDATE! Here is the replacement video featuring a naked (and unshaved) Amanda Palmer:
A film directed by Harmony Korine.