Were you by any chance one of those youngsters who loved to play records up in your bedroom, dancing and rocking out in front of the mirror while singing passionately into your hair brush? If that scenario sounds familiar, I’ve got an amazing clip for you on this nostalgia-filled Sunday morning. Please allow me to introduce you to Liz Cooper & The Stampede, the retro bliss that is their tune “Hey Man,” and its sublime accompanying video.
As the clip kicks off, a suburban mom welcomes her friends to a home Make Up Party. Meanwhile, up in her bedroom, her sassy young daughter (played impeccably by 11-year old Madysen Reilly, who totally owns the role) pops a tape of “Hey Man” into her cassette player, lip syncing to Liz’s come-hither croon, and living out her rock and roll fantasy as if there was no tomorrow. It isn’t long before mom and her friends are so distracted by the rockin’ tunes coming from upstair that they get carried away and release their inhibitions . . . maybe a bit too much.
Aurally, “Hey Man” sounds like it was lifted off one those Nuggets collections of ’60s psychedelic garage rock. Does it get any better than that? I do not think it does. Directed by Anna Zorn, of Chicago’s Second City, “Hey Man” is the second single and video from Liz Cooper & The Stampede’s much-anticipated debut full-length album, Window Flowers, schedule to land on August 10th, 2018 on the band’s own label, Sleepyhead Records (Thirty Tigers). Enjoy!