Kasabian - 'Fire'
Hahaha! Oh my good Lord! Have you seen the new Kasabian video? The one which is like a mini-spaghetti western crossed with Reservoir Dogs? It's amazing...just the funniest thing, like, EVER. I think someone in the band or their management is worried about depicting tense, violent exchanges between renegade outlaws - guess who the outlaws are? Damn right - and the police, especially when film tradition dictates that some of these people must get shot and die.
So, what they've done...what they've done is...ah ha...AHAHAH...what they....HAHAHAHA!...what they've done is take all the guns out, right...and...and...just a second, have to wipe my eyes...they've replaced the guns with guitars.
*one solid day of continuous gut-busting laughter later*
(Here's the video. Don't start me off again.)
I can't even concentrate on the music, because whenever the chorus kicks in, I find myself thinking about Serge keeping guard over the customers in the bank - the bank they're stealing SHEET MUSIC from! - holding his Rickenbacker and trying to look mean. He just looks like a sulky busker.
And the shoot-out scene! The shoot-out scene is ridiculous! I always knew that Kasabian had a foot in both the sonic invention AND meat/potatoes dadrock camps, but the metaphor of rock musician as wild-eyed outlaw whose music can have a literally devastating effect...well it was silly in the '60s, and that was a time when people genuinely believed that one protest song could stop a war. In the '00s it just looks daft (and not a little bit delusional).
I have no problem with daft, and I hope the band know how funny this is. In a way it would be funnier if they were serious, but for the sake of my aching sides, I sincerely hope not. Enough is enough.
Touching The Void says: "Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll are all here and plenty more besides."
We Heart This says: "I bet we'll hear it in the background of the latest action movie promo or an apple commercial"