Sunday, April 22, 2007

timboy invades rage

I'm trying to put together 20 clips at the moment to 'invade rage'

The deadline is 1 May, so I have cobbled together a shortlist at the moment.

I've gone back through many rage playlists to check that the clips are available- for a lot of bands there are songs I really would like to hear on Rage but I'm not sure if they have film clips for. Joy Division is a classic example- I'm sure everyone is sick to death of hearing Love will tear us apart and atmosphere on Rage. Ah well.

I'm interested if people have any additional thoughts and suggestions.

I'm a bit worried some of these clips have been done to death over the years- one of the criteria is accessability to the Triple J audience- I'm not sure how Shivers by the Boy's Next Door would fit that criteria for instance. Some of my choices are probably a bit too old.

Ah well, all I can do is have a crack.

Here's my initial list:

My bloody Valentine: Swallow, To here knows when, Feed me with your kiss, you made me realise
Jesus and Mary Chain: Just like Honey
The Cure: Pictures of you, Night Like This, Letter to Elise, Just Like Heaven
Idlewild: American English
Longwave: Wake me when it’s over
Billy Bragg: Between The Wars, A New England, Levi Stubbs Tears
The Stranglers: Golden Brown
Echo and The Bunnymen: A promise, The killing moon
PIL: Rise
Sugar cubes: Birthday
The Organ: Brother, Memorize the City
Elastica: Stutter, Connection
The Sundays: Can’t be Sure
Husker Du: Don't want to know if you ar lonely
David Bowie: Heroes
Kraftwerk: Tour De France
Joy Division: Love will tear us apart, Atmosphere
New Order: Temptation, Regret
Lemonheads: If I could Talk I’d Tell you
The replacements: Answering machine
The clash: train in vain
Public Enemy: Fight the Power
Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run
Ride: Vapour trails
Happy Mondays: Lazyitis
Smiths: Still Ill (maybe no clip), how soon is now, There is a Light that Never Goes Out
Morrissey: Suedehead
Rat Cat: Don’t go now
Teenage Fanclub: Sparky’s Dream
The Jam: That’s Entertainment
Bronski Beat: Small Town Boy
Icehouse: Electric Blue
Oasis: Live Forever
Pulp: Common People, Disco 2000
Boys Next Door: Shivers
Sunny Day Real Estate: Seven
Pixies: Where is my mind?
Interpol: Evil
The Muppets: Rainbow connection
Go-Betweens: Bachelor Kisses, Cattle and Cane
Jawbreaker: Fireman
The Early Years: Say What I want to
Editors: bullets, open your arms
Life Without Buildings: PS Exclusive (not sure if there is a video for this)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some great songs here. In terms of great but underplayed film clips I reckon Talking Heads came up with some great 80s film clips:.“(nothing but) flowers” is my fav. After many years Rage of watching, the one song that has stood out in my head (but I saw played only once) was called “Alanis Morissette” by Wesley Willis. Best film clip ever made.

2:47 PM  
Blogger larson_b said...

beck - sexx laws
blur - coffee & tv
doves - there goes the fear
beastie boys - sabotage, 3mcs & 1dj
white stripes - fell in love with a girl
bjoerk - it's oh so quiet/hyperballad
monkees - daydream believer
rage against the machine - killing in the name of
belle and sebastian - seeing other people
radiohead - paranoid android

3:18 PM  
Blogger larson_b said...

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3:18 PM  
Blogger timboy said...

Hey anonymous, I love Wesley Willis.

How could I forget Wesley?

Rock over London,rock on chicago

Good choices larson- put together yr own list.

list off!

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey timboy. Definitely agree with a few of yours. This is what I'm going for:

(Be gentle....)

Yo La Tengo - sugar cube (really funny clip.. The Foghat Principle, fourth album = double live hehehhe)
The Replacements - bastards of young (the best fuck you to crappy overproduced MTV choreographed video clips ever...)
dEUS - Instant st (choreographed dancing...)
Rufus Wainwright - Chelsea hotel (from the Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man soundtrack...)
Dirty Three - everythings fucked (beautiful song, added bonus of Nick Cave cameo)
Badly Drawn Boy - once around the block (hahahha braces!)
The cure - Siamese twins choregraphed by the royal ballet (found this on's really bizare but somehow works)
Johnny cash - Hurt
New order- perfect kiss (I really enjoyed seeing them punch this out live in the studio. Also loved the whole "ooohh its suppposed to be ian curtis standing in the doorway")
Triffids- Hell of a summer (I love this song, but the only clip I found was live on "the tube" so might have to go on the bench.)
TV on the radio - Staring at the sun (cool song, and clip..lots of colours..)
Happy Mondays – Wrote for luck..(I love the rave kids dancing!)
The Go-Betweens-bachelor kisses (all about Grant)
Pavement- Gold Soundz (evil santa's)
Beirut- mt wroclai
Sleater Kinney - Get up
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - the mercy seat
Mogwai - Stanley Kubrik (alien potato hahah)
Bluebottle Kiss - something tiny
Sigur Ros- untitled number 1 (kids playing in fallout is a pretty cool idea for a clip..)
Bronski Beat Small town boy.. (best degrassi homage ever!)

8:28 PM  
Blogger timboy said...

With the Triffids I'm pretty sure Wide Open Road is the only one they've got, that's why I didn't include it (played a million times).

I was thinking of dropping shark fin blues as a Triffids esque homage.

Johnny Cash Hurt would be on the list except I think I have plenty of depressing stuff on there already :(

I'm not sure if I want temptation or regret by New Order. Regret may help lift the melancholic mood a touch.

Check out the Bluebottle kiss guest program of rage from a few years ago- I think it has quite a few 'live on recovery' filmclips. I don't think they have many filmclips apart from these.

I like yours much better than mine at the moment (for the reason that it focuses on cool clips)- if that doesn't get up I'd be pretty pissed off (judging by the taste of the programmers over the last ten years). Pretty big call from me.

Have you submitted yet?

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't one of Shaun Ryder's benders in W.A a couple of years ago? So your mondays clip is your Triffids 'represent' right there..

i saw 'tap dancin on the titanic' on recovery (it's also on youtube!), but something tiny is a pretty good clip as well.
There's also a heap of hilarious lea whannel video reviews! Ahh memories...

9:04 PM  
Blogger timboy said...

I don't think you can really be geographically specific about Shaun Ryder's benders can you :D

9:17 PM  
Blogger timboy said...

I chose Lazyitis for the Mondays- because you have Ryder in the prison yard, standing in the pouring rain singing a duet with a random old bloke.

Pretty funny !

9:20 PM  
Blogger A J said...

Mondays: "Hallelujah" or "42 hour party people." They are the bestest.

You can't not have Beastie Boys. Something from Check your Head or Ill Communication.

I agree with Mr Anonymous with Mogwai they are super duper good, definatly underrated.

Also, I rate the Stokes and Arcade Fire. I feel they are missing.

But I don't think I know anywhere near as much music as you do Timbo.. so I will leave my advice at that.

9:46 PM  

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