Respectful Insolence

Has anyone ever seen a worse music video?

Out of Finland, comes a video so mind-bogglingly, surrealistically bad that it’s oddly entertaining. I couldn’t help but watch it with utter fascination at the amount of effort that must have gone into something so strange.

Enjoy…I think.

Comments

  1. #1 Eli Rabett
    April 15, 2006

    Book them for the Eurovision song contest. ABBA II

  2. #2 PZ Myers
    April 15, 2006

    Obviously, you haven’t yet seen the Lil’ Markie video.

  3. #3 Moof
    April 15, 2006

    Help! I feel as if I’ve been sucked back into the 50’s! 0.o

  4. #4 Inquisitor
    April 15, 2006

    Oh, and if you think that’s bad, may I present this year’s Finnish entry to the Eurovision Song Contest. No kidding – Finnish monster-rock wannabes singing a song with some truly diabolical lyrics. Should be entertaining.

  5. #5 coturnix
    April 15, 2006

    Oh, they did it on purpose. This is nothing compared to Serbian “turbo-folk” videos (and lyrics). We used to have a weekly show with a Top Ten list of the worst videos of the week and they were all worse than this one.

  6. #6 Thursday
    April 15, 2006

    Yes, I believe I have. Proof there is no god:

    http://politecompany.blogspot.com/2005/05/further-proof-there-is-no-god.html

    Which is worse? You decide!

  7. #7 ML
    April 15, 2006

    The Finnish video is so bad, that it’s great. It’s hard to take your eyes off of it. It looks like something from the 1980’s – does anyone know what the name of the group is?

    While I was in Norway several years ago, I watched MTV Europe. Horrible. Mostly bad Euro-techno-pop-disco music with ridiculous English lyrics, that no English-speaking person would ever utter.

    I’ve also watched TV in Belgium, and caught a Flemish hip-hop contest on TV, complete with cute blond Flemish maids in cornrows and nose rings, rapping in Flemish. You go, Girl! It was awful and mesmerizing at the same time.

    Did anyone catch the opening ceremonies for the Torino Olympics? They played 1970’s American disco music as the national teams marched in the stadium. All this from the land of Verdi, Vivaldi and Puccini.

  8. #8 David Sewell
    April 15, 2006

    No, the best worst music video of all time is the amazing Flash animation Hatten är din.

    (And if you don’t know about the infamous Hat you can find an explanation on Wikipedia.)

  9. #9 Barry
    April 15, 2006

    Nah, it’s pretty standard late-70’s/early 80’s stuff.

  10. #10 ArtK
    April 15, 2006

    Aaaccckk! I need brain-bleach!

    Orac, what happened to the Hippocratic oath here? You need to put a stronger warning on this! This stuff is harmful.

  11. #11 clone3g
    April 15, 2006

    It’s the Wiggles meets Polyphonic Spree!

    “I vill nevah breeng you any sorrow”

    Sorry Dude, you’ve brought me plenty in the first 10 seconds of that video.

  12. #12 windy
    April 16, 2006

    It looks like something from the 1980’s – does anyone know what the name of the group is?

    That’s Danny & Armi, reigning couple of Finnish disco and schlager ca. 1978.

  13. #13 Flea
    April 16, 2006

    Thanks for the link, now forgive the marginal comment (figurative and literal).

    The college site featured some females in various stages of deshabile in the right hand column. This in and of itself isn’t a problem, except that when the music started playing, my 8 and 5-year olds ran over to watch. I deftly reduced the size of the screen.

    The boys quite liked the song and couldn’t figure out why I burst out laughing at several stages.

    best,

    Flea

  14. #14 PK
    April 16, 2006

    There is more about Danny in Wikipedia.

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