Friday, May 26, 2006

Army of Lovers

A little background info on the Army of Lovers music video which should be playing on the right-hand side of the screen (if you are using Mozilla. If you are using Internet Explorer, you are going to have to scroll down to watch the video).

I have no idea when this video came out. All I know is that one day, back when I was in high school, my little sister and I stumbled arcoss the second half of the strangest music video we had ever seen. It involved men in funny costumes dancing in a bathtub and one woman (?) with a flower, um, well, just watch the video. My sister and I just looked at each other and said, "Europe."

Anyway, I figured it was just a fluke and that I would never hear anything about this group again. I was wrong.

When I joined the Army Band, I was first stationed in Ft Huachuca. One of the very gay musicians (he brought his boyfriend to the concerts we played) there was a big Army of Lovers fan. At this point I had even forgotten the name of the group, so I was completely surprised when one day he was playing their cd and I heard "Crucified." Turns out they were a pretty big gay icon.

Anyway, I found this video. It makes me laugh every time I see it. I mean, how can you not laugh?

I also found some other videos of theirs on the internet. Basically the same stuff. But, imho (I've always wanted to type that!), "Crucified" is the best.



At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, it's rowan....Oh man...that's the best. I just made all my coworkers watch it. : )

At 8:01 AM, Blogger Ovonia Red said...

Dude, your coworkers are gonna think you're really strange.

Last night Kathi's daughter was (still) trying to convince me that Japanese music videos are weirder than Army of Lovers music videos. SHe had some pretty strange videos on her laptop. Turns out this one Japanese group spent tons of money on their music videos and came up with some very bizarre stuff. In one video that band members all look like women and the lead singer looks like some Aname (sp?) character.

But none of the videos had that low-quality, fixed-budget, raiding-the-costume-trunk-to-play-dressup look that makes the Army of Lovers videos so... unique.



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