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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Goldfrapp - “Happiness”

posted by on April 2 at 12:54 PM

I gotta say, it’s taken me a little while to warm up to Goldfrapp. Someone at my other job played their last album Supernature over the stereo a grip of times and it never quite struck my fancy. Mostly it just reminded me of the band that plays the prom in Starship Troopers. Seeing this video may have just won me over. The patience and choreography behind a one take video is always amazing, but this video’s final shot (specifically the dog) just made my whole day.

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"Black Cherry" is the best of all their albums, but the new one is reasonably amazing. Give that album a chance before you write off the back catalogue!

Posted by KT | April 2, 2008 1:27 PM
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but, uh, this video is only a swipe from a frickin' Peter Wolf video (and even that was already lifted from a film). ya think they could've done SOMETHING new with the whole "guy hops around in one long take" premise.

When Bjork stole the idea she brought the whole slow/normal motion thing, as well a hunk 'o sight gags involving inanimate objects (and didn't hop). When Kylie Minogue ripped it off she had four versions of herself walking around (and again, no hopping).

They might as well dance on lighted squares and do the moonwalk...

Posted by Mr. Me | April 2, 2008 4:09 PM
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"...the band that plays the prom in Starship Troopers."

Sometimes Jeff, you light up my life.

Posted by john Schork | April 3, 2008 3:59 AM
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Uh, you know that wasn't done in one take right? You can clearly see the edit points. And I'm pretty sure that dog was digitally edited into the scene. Sorry. Still a great video though. Why is it that every discussion of Goldfrapp neglects Felt Mountain? That was their amazing introduction.

Posted by eh | April 3, 2008 8:01 PM

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