Monday, March 06, 2006
Chain of thought: I posted the Johnny Cash video which unsurprisingly made me think of Nine Inch Nails not just because "Hurt" was Cash's cover of NIN, but because the style of Cash's video made me think of NIN's video, "Closer," as well as Fiona Apple's "Criminal," and as a side note, searching out Fiona's "Criminal" video eventually led to the Fiona post. As it turns out, Mark Romanek is the brain behind these videos and a few others that have been favorites of mine, without having known that this particular director was behind them all.
Clearly a fan of playing with light, I'm not sure some of the youtube links will do the quality of some of Romanek's videos any justice but they're worth a gander:
*Fiona Apple "Criminal"
*Beck "Devil's Haircut" ("Devil's Haircut" found in the video section of Beck's awesome Web site)
David Bowie "Jump, They Say" (video yet to be found)
*Johnny Cash "Hurt"
*Coldplay "Speed of Sound"
G. Love & Special Sauce "Cold Beverage" (video yet to be found)
Macy Gray "I Try"
Janet Jackson "Got 'til it's Gone"
Michael + Janet Jackson "Scream"
Mick Jagger "God Gave Me Everything I Want" (...)
Jay-Z "99 Problems"
Lenny Kravitz "Are you Gonna Go My Way"
Lenny Kravitz "If You Can't Say No" (video yet to be found)
Linkin Park "Faint"
*Madonna "Rain" (both of Madonna's videos found in the video secton of her Web site)
*Nine Inch Nails "Closer"
Nine Inch Nails "The Perfect Drug"
No Doubt "Hella Good"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Can't Stop"
R.E.M. "Strange Currencies" (part of it, anyway)
Sonic Youth "Little Trouble Girl" (video yet to be found)
Weezer "El Scorcho" (director's cut)
*My personal favorites