Kid 2000 video
- Just watched the White Disc volume 7 DVD, with the "Kid 2000" video on
it- another Hybrid video that I've just seen for the first time. Not as
stunning as the "If I Survive" video, it's based around Chrissie Hynde
standing around on a white stage singing and dancing (where "dancing" in
this instance describes waving your arms around aimlessly and
impersonating a young sapling in an Autumn breeze) while a screen behind
her alternates between showing clips from the Kevin & Perry Movie, and
clips of the three men of Hybrid doing colourful things.
The 'colourful things' are actually the neatest part of the video, and
involve mostly Mike doing a selection of things like welding, spinning
some lights around, and putting a candle out... which ultimately looks a
lot better on screen than I've just described it in words. Each action
is set in a particular colour, and the only real problem with these
sections is that each Hybrid member is pulling his own "producer pout"-
standing around and doing very little indeed, whilst wearing a face that
is part miserable, part bored, part trying-to-look-cool, part
don't-actually-know-what-to-do and part
like-me. Lots of programmers and producers pull this kind of face when
they're in a music video so you might know the sort of face I'm talking
Anyway, an OK video but pretty basic.
Timo Maas' "Der Scheiber" video, meanwhile, is one of the funniest
low-budget videos I've ever seen. Now *there's* how to make a good video
if you don't have much money.
- Where did you see those vids??? Any clue if they are
--- Stuart Bruce <breaks@...> wrote:
> Just watched the White Disc volume 7 DVD, with the
> "Kid 2000" video on
> it- another Hybrid video that I've just seen for the
> first time. Not as
> stunning as the "If I Survive" video, it's based
> around Chrissie Hynde
> standing around on a white stage singing and dancing
> (where "dancing" in
> this instance describes waving your arms around
> aimlessly and
> impersonating a young sapling in an Autumn breeze)
> while a screen behind
> her alternates between showing clips from the Kevin
> & Perry Movie, and
> clips of the three men of Hybrid doing colourful
- On Fri 01 Mar, HybridUK@yahoogroups.com wrote:
> The faces they are pulling are rather comical....but at least they're'strue. In the "If I Survive" video you only get to see it for a second,
> consistent!! Look at any promo picture/vid of them and you'll notice
which is as long as the illusion of coolness really lasts. Once
you've looked at the original UK cover of "Wide Angle" for more than a
few seconds you realise that all three of the boys have been told to
stare at an invisible sandwich which is sat on the floor near Julie's
It's a shame that so many great musicians who are over 25 conclude that
the only way to retain any credibility when you're being photographed or
filmed is to look as if you just don't want to be there and that you'd
rather be at home listening to Gardener's Question Time. Some others
have found ways around it- like Norman Cook- but Hybrid have yet to find
that natural position. You don't need to look depressed to prove that
you're serious about music, etc.
> They'd be better off getting a couple of sofas, plonking themselvesUnfortunately Groove Armada have already covered the sofa approach to
> down and giving us all a big cheesy grin and the thumbs up. Cause
> that's what they do best!!
band photographs, but pulling the producer pout as well of course.
You're right, there should be more cheesy grins in music, from the
people who make it rather than just the nutters that shove into
everybody on the dancefloor. Mr C, for all his sins, was a larf.
- As did MPeople before them.
'E's are good, E's are good, 'e's Ebeneezer Goode'
--- In HybridUK@y..., Stuart Bruce <breaks@a...> wrote:
> Unfortunately Groove Armada have already covered the sofa approach
> band photographs, but pulling the producer pout as well of course.
> You're right, there should be more cheesy grins in music, from the
> people who make it rather than just the nutters that shove into
> everybody on the dancefloor. Mr C, for all his sins, was a larf.