The No-Budget Nightmares crew took over our music video coverage recently with a round-up of noteworthy vids featuring SOV recreations — be sure to check out that edition here! Then scroll down and bask in the warm, atonal glory of some of the most interesting psychotronic music videos to hit the streets!
Vamp Star (w/ Ultra Flash)
Dir. Gary Landry Jr.
Nothing says “tough” like a hot chick with a blade. We’re pretty sure this was custom made for our amusement. For more Vamp Star, hit’em here.
Dir. Chris Friend
In the Los Angeles of the future, your pizza order may come with danger in this visually inventive video for Black Deer’s moody track.
Dir. Galen Pehrson
The spirit of Ralph Bakshi and Sally Cruikshank are alive in Pehrson’s early-’70s-influenced trippy animated short about a movie star duck, featuring Rose McGowan.
Joan of Arc
Dir. Craig J. Clark
Several silent classics, including Carl Theodor Dreyer’s THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC and George Méliès’s JEANNE D’ARC, are used to give visual form to the Arcade Fire song in this unauthorized video that’s still pretty impressive.
Kids on TV
Poison (City Mix)
Dir. Jonathan Culp
On the other end of the artistic spectrum is Jonathan Culp’s homage to the Canuxploitation films of Emmeritus Productions, which work great as visual accompaniment to the ’80s grooves of Kids on TV.
On Top of the World
Dir. Matt Eastin and Corey Fox
Eastin and Fox must have watched ROOM 237 and gotten inspired by some of the conspiracy theories about Stanley Kubrick and THE SHINING when they put together this moon landing hoax-inspired video.
Consulting the Necronauts
Dir. Jason Willis
We talked to Mr. Willis earlier this year about his award-winning cat scare film and his work with Something Weird, and he’s back with a pair of music videos, the first a visually eerie work for the low-key tones of Espectrostatic…
I Was On (The Bozo Show)
Dir. Jason Willis
…and the second, a long-in-limbo stop-motion desert tale that becomes a wild animation spectacle that captures the carnivalesque nature of Nobunny’s track.
Dir. Taylor Randall
A lot of post-apocalyptic imagery and a little zombie action work well with Mann’s off-kilter rap song.
Ray Parker, Jr.
Ghosts? Who cares? What about those damn machines that don’t work? Ray Parker Jr. cashes in on his big hit with this weird video from a 1985 TV special about revenge featuring cameos by Fred Willard, Richard Simmons, Hervé Villechaize, Jerry Mathers, Rene Auberjonois and Sandahl Bergman. Because it was that kind of time.
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