Aardy R. DeVarque (aardy) wrote,
Aardy R. DeVarque

  • Mood:

Fortuitous accident

The other day, I was double-checking the work another cataloger at my library had done for a Japanese import of The Kills' album Keep on your mean side, when I discovered that the album was also an enhanced CD, with the only significant "enhanced" content being a file named AUDIOOK.MOV. With a file name that unhelpful, I opened it up to see what it actually was--which turned out to be the music video for their song "Wait". Then I fast-forwarded it to the end to see whether it was just one song, a couple of songs, a montage, a song & interview, or something else.

I'd never heard of The Kills before this, so I didn't know what to expect. The song as released is sort of slow, sort of garage-y, what I guess might be termed indie punk. Fine enough for what it is, but not something I'm normally drawn to; after listening to a large chunk of it, it frankly did not interest me at all. It dithers about for four and a half minutes before slowly giving up and heading out for another pack of cigarettes.

However at the uptempo speed of Quicktime on fast forward, the song starts to rock. (Except for the unfortunate Chimpmunk voices.) Played that way, it has a strong, driving beat, and gets right down to business. Made me wonder how good the song would be if covered by a band like the Ramones.

If you can find a Quicktime version of the video online (I haven't so far), I invite you to try it and see for yourself.

Feudalism: Serf & Turf
Tags: music, work

  • What the *what*?

    From the "I don't even know" file. From a worst album covers list (and not the worst by far; note that others are NSFW): And no, that's not…

  • Theme Party Armchair DJ

    Welcome to the inaugural session of Theme Pary Armchair DJ, the game where you play armchair DJ and chime in with what songs should get played at a…

  • Writer's Block: Cover me

    The first few that come to mind are: • Bananarama, Venus (orig. by Shocking Blue) • Jimi Hendrix, All Along the Watchtower (orig. by…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded