Nach Feet die nächste Knallersingle von Fat White Family aus ihrem im April erscheinenden neuen Album Serfs Up! (Bandcamp). Der Clip ist eine Hommage an Monty Pythons Sketch „Sam Peckinpah’s ‘Salad Days’“ (hier auf Dailymotion) und wurde gedreht von Róisín Murphy (Moloko). Tennis anyone?
„With deepest respect andy sympathy for Monty Python“.
Ancient Pipes are calling. Will you hear them, Will you hear them? Every Precaution was taken to make sure the Band members, cats, chickens or critics were not harmed in the making of this production, although they did drink a lot of stout… The production company would like to apologise for the content provided to accompany this song.
Please don’t write in, the band really are all a bunch of nice chaps, and the director was going through a difficult time at home. Baxter tried really hard but got a bit flustered.
Hier nochmal der Knallersong Feet und ein Statement von Frau Murphy:
Von Róisín Murphy:
I’ve been making it known for years how much I wanted to make a video for this band. I’m a massive fan of FWF and I’ve been chasing this opportunity for a long time. I used every possible connection I had, I have asked people to ask people, I’ve contacted the band on social media, I really set my heart on this. For me there’s such a charm about them and an authenticity that’s actually incredibly rare. I knew I could not possibly work with a more magnetic bunch of performers.
The idea of referencing Monty Python partly came out of the somewhat absurd and confusing political landscape that we are now living in Britain, Python seems prescient. The British laughing at themselves, a certain kind glee even in the loss of empire, singing as the ship goes down, well it just seems so…of the moment. There is this deep ambivalence to the establishment that resonates with the Fat Whites own irreverent world view.
Most of all I wanted an idea that would give them the confidence and the space to really let go and just perform, too allow them to be raw in what is essentially an unnatural situation for a bunch of ne’er do well musicians.
When I look at the video, what I see is the trust they put in me and I’m so proud of that. Maybe it’s because I am a performer too but they let themselves be put in a kind-of vulnerable situation; they allowed themselves to be foolish, silly and absurd in a way that could have gone tits-up, however, the result is hilarious and the performances are second to none.