Dandy Warhols "Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" dir. David LaChapelle (1997)
'97 ('84? '78?) classic chic
I still get the chills and LOL watching this. The performance section in the middle is a bit long, but the rest is excellent. This and Space Monkeys' "Sugar Cane" vid (with all the Lil' Kims) made me really excited about LaChapelle. Unfortunately he didn't push his incredible pop surrealist chic very far in his vids.
And that's without Brian Jonestown Massacre..
There is a really great part in the movie DiG! where Courtney Taylor says how much he hates this video and David LaChapelle has some things to say back. It is definitely a movie worth checking out.
Everything but the band was cool. Couldn't they have dressed up and joined in the fun? I'm left with a "look how boring we are in comparision" sentiment.
pity LaChapelle isnt doin such videos. Look how dull his works are now.. And that Dirrty video inspires other directors? Sucks!
Are you guys watching the same video I am? This thing is so fucking retarded I can't stand it. A mime (or future Krump dancer, I can't tell) puking in a toilet? Are you kidding me?
I remember seeing this part in DIG! and thinking, "damn, the band is being reallly harsh on LaChapelle." But now I see they're right. They look like douchebags. Sure, this was a decade ago and sensibilities were different, but this thing is a steamer.
i loved this video in high school. i thought it was really revolutinary. and now im not sure what i was thinking then. the band is boring enough to make you wish you were on heroin. the overall art style sans them is pretty fun and interesting to watch.
I've not seen this in years... what did they want to call this music, Power Pop? This was released in July of 1997... but I thought it came out back in 1993... at the Time of Lush, Slowdive and Curve.
show mercy. its pretty. defenitely not a high school affair to me. and i like the Dandys looking like Portland pub dirtbags. good!
Definitely one of the best videos ever made.It hasn't aged and neither has the song.
Don't blame this on David LaChapelle because he films the video and then he has to get it approved by capitol records and they butchered it up. There was a very cool part with a guy waxing what looked like a car that turned out to be a coffin and Capitol said it was too morbid. There is a lot of people you have to go through when your with a major label for a major video/single release. It is called having creative control.
Krokodil is so passe