Monday, September 19, 2011

Music Video Monday! Arctic Monkeys: Fluorescent Adolescent

For today's Music Video Monday, I give you one of my favorite videos for one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands.  

I must admit, however, that it is with a hint of sadness that I post this.  An upcoming trip means that I will miss out on what is sure to be an incredible show by the Arctic Monkeys here in Florida.  The boys from Sheffield have somehow managed to create a sound that is reminiscent of the old rock greats, yet completely their own.  They are an unbelievable band, and those who have never seen them perform live are surely missing out.  While I unfortunately will not make the show, a fellow Hatcher will be there and will undoubtedly have good things to report.     

The video for Fluorescent Adolescent, from the band's sophomore album Favourite Worst Nightmare, is one that I could watch again and again.  Despite the fact that it has loads of clowns in it, which I normally find terrifying, it's a lot of fun.  And while the lyrics of the song are mostly about sex (or, more specifically, a once electrifying but now lackluster sex life), the video shows that the song is more about the inner battle waging between our young, fun adolescent selves, and the adults we have become.  My favorite part is the quick snapshot of each of the bandmembers as kids.  It's adorable.  I know that probably doesn't make sense considering my previous statement about clowns, but watch it and you'll see what I mean.   

Happy Monday!


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