Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday music: "White Knuckles," by OK Go

If this was done in one continuous shot, this may be the most amazing music video I've seen.


The song isn't as bad as previous, but I wish I liked their music as well as I like their videos.

Thanks to reader Gil Sebenste for telling me about this.

UPDATE: reader Al Sends found that it was indeed one continuous shot -- but that take was number 72 out of 124.

20 comments:

Barbara said...

Doggies!!!

Scott said...

First!

I love Ok Go's music videos. THis one was great, but I think I like a the Rube-Goldberg machine video more.

Al said...

Great video and the song is growing on me...

al sends

Magister Stevenson said...

Looks like somebody has been shopping at Ikea.

thenightskyonline.com said...

Wow, my dog's ability to shake, sit, and roll over seems really lame now. You can guess what I'll be doing with him today....

Merrilee Stevenson said...

On this rainy Monday, that was So much fun! We'll be watching that one a few more times for sure. And come on, the music wasn't THAT bad--the beat adds a little bit of motivation for my exciting day of laundry and...laundry.

Jeremy said...

It's one shot. I believe it took them 69 takes or something in that general vicinity.

Merrilee Stevenson said...

...and I spy with my little eye: an animal from the bovidae family at 2:50.

DJP said...

LOL, good catch Merrilee! Doesn't seem as well-trained as the other quadrupeds, does he?

Mesa Mike said...

Nothing beats their treadmill video.

Jackie said...

Not done in one take. Learn how they made this video on the talented animals blog:
http://talentedanimals.com/blog/

DJP said...

Thanks for that article, Jackie. I think I used imprecise terms -- by one "take" I meant one continuous shot, not the first attempt. It looks like it was one continuous shot.

Rachael Starke said...

So. Cool.

The music of my high school years finally gets some respect. ;) Quick, where's my Erasure singles???

College Jay said...

My favorite video of theirs is still the treadmill video for "Here It Goes Again." But that was also their first hit and a really catchy song, and it was the first video of its "type" from them. It's not that I don't like the continuous shot thing, but this is the third time they've done it. One more and it becomes kind of a gimmick.

Also, I always find it interesting that the bald gentleman with glasses is the one singing in the videos, since it's the tallest one who is the actual lead singer.

Gregg said...

Wow! According to the AKC I have the smartest breeds of dog and all she does is eat, drink, sleep, you know, and treats me like I'm sombody.

Rita Martinez said...

awww that is sooo cuteeeeee :D

deohsan said...

...and a goat (at the 2:51 mark). =)

Susan said...

Neat!! And ditto what Rachel said about Erasure songs. :)

CW Sr. said...

Well, that one is right up there with Mute Math's "Typical" video...

CW Sr. said...

Well, that one is right up there with Mute Math's "Typical"...