That the kind of mindless, commercial monotony that dilutes every hint of vibrancy on the record seems wholly intentional is telling, as a comparatively lo-fi collection of songs were apparently scrapped in favor of this supposedly more accessible dreck.
For forty minutes, Ok Go drags on laboriously, with each passing song more desperately anticipating the end. In that time, the band's reputation for crazy stage antics has grown, with tricks like songs played on handbells and laser suits. But, mostly, they're still known for their videos. I wish I were part of this parade. Watching it, though, must be one-tenth as much fun as actually being there. Other than the fact that the parade route spells out their band logo, this video is missing the spark of hyper-creativity that marks most of their other videos.
This is another video that suffers from the crippling envy I feel that I didn't get to participate in it. Apparently it was filmed with real fans while they were on tour with the Vines.
I watched OK Go open for a lot of bands in those early years, but I definitely drew the line at the Vines. Also, in a move that I'm sure was only to heal my sore nerves, a different version of the video came out in the UK that, IMHO, has a little more style and panache.
There, the dancers are pros and not fans. This one is personally fun for me, because I was definitely at some of these shows — what up, outdoor Providence festival along the water! Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic.
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