Choosing “The Flop” from Austin’s The Black Angels for today’s Video Clip of the Week was a no brainer, to say the least. The awesome clip, which meshes a live performance of the song with hypnotizing graphics, reminds me of an obscure tune from an under-loved 60s band that’s been used to great effect as the soundtrack for the drug / orgy scene from a Mario Bava film. If you know what I’m talking about, great; if not, it doesn’t matter.
“The Flop” comes from The Black Angel’s latest 7-track offering, Clear Lake Forest (on Blue Horizon) which enjoyed a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but is now available in a variety of formats, including 12″ clear vinyl, CD and digitally. Visit the band’s webstore at This Link. Enjoy!
Wow, I am in total shock at just discovering that actor John Phillip Law passed away on Tuesday of this week (May 13th, 2008). I swear to god, this is the craziest coincidence, because just this morning I put the 1968 Mario Bava-directed film Danger: Diabolik, starring Law in an utterly fabulous role, back into the mail after watching it obsessively over the past couple of days. While Law was gorgeous and amazing in this film, he will always be nearest and dearest to my heart for his role as Pygar, the Blind Angel in Roger Vadim’s Barbarella, which is one of my favorite films of all time. I will certainly have to be checking out more of Law’s filmography to posthumously honor his great career and extreme hotness. He was 70 years old.