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is quite good...
they get quite a lot of exposure for being such a weak band.
but their videos have contributed more then a lot of quite good bands ever could
..that occasionally dabble in music.
When they play live do they just play live? Or do they do stupid treadmill dances and stuff?
But there are a lot of props... jackets with LCD displays, a big screen, a confetti cannon that hardly stops going for the whole gig, lasers mounted on their guitars, one song played entirely on hand bells... it's a great show, but they're still basically playing the tunes.
i think its actualy quite a good idea and admire the planning behind it all.
Like those Honda ads and previous OK Go videos etc. Maybe not playing instruments but it just feels like diminishing returns.
Whereas the first time I saw the tradmill one I thought it was great.
its a music video that was sponsored by Chevrolet, that doesnt make anything in the video more or less worthy. The sole purpose of the video is not to sell Chevrolet cars. If the car was something non-descript i doubt it would make the video better or worse. Also even if it ws just an ad for Chevrolet, ads can have artistic merit also.
Made in partnership with Chevrolet
I've always thought they were a great band. The videos are a bonus. The first couple of albums were top power-pop stuff and the third was a Prince-y thing. Which they may as well be doing because Prince isn't anymore...
and the frontman has a cool name.