The Indie Rock Music Video That Inspired MJ

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The official music video for “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm. The video was inspired by Michael Jackson’s short film for “Bad.”

The Music Video

” Thriller” is a song recorded by American singer Michael Jackson, composed by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones. It is the seventh and final single from Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller. A 14-minute music video for the song, directed by John Landis, premiered on December 2, 1983. The music video is credited with helping promote the popularity of the album and is considered to have set a new standard for music videos in terms of innovation, creativity, and success.

The Director

The Music Video is a 2016 American musical drama film directed by Brett Haley and written by Brett Haley and Mohammad Gambarin. The film stars Emily Ratajkowski, Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Scott Mescudi and Anna Kendrick. The Music Video was released on October 7, 2016, by Universal Pictures.

The Indie Rock Music Video That Inspired MJ is a 2017 American musical drama film directed by Jeff Nichols and written by Jeff Nichols and Chris Stuckmann. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Hailee Steinfeld, Lucas Hedges, Leigh Whannell and Tamara Tunie. The Indie Rock Music Video That Inspired MJ was released on September 15, 2017, by A24.

The Location

The location for the music video was in an abandoned warehouse in Los Angeles. The director found the location a few days before the shoot and really liked it because it had a really good vibe and an industrial look.

The Cast

The film tells the story of a rock band called “The Cast” and their music video for the song “The Video”. The video was shot in one day on a budget of $100 and was directed by ace director Sam Raimi. It features members of the band driving around in a van and throwing a television out of the window. The video became an overnight sensation, and is now considered to be one of the most influential music videos of all time.

The Inspiration

The late-great Michael Jackson was inspired by an indie rock video when creating his iconic Thriller video. The video in question was for the song “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by the band Bauhaus. Jackson loved the video so much that he asked the director, John Landis, to Helm his Thriller project.

The Music

The music in the video is by an American indie rock band called Yi. The song is called “Change” and it’s from their album “A Tall Order.”

The video begins with a close up of a record spinning on a turntable. The camera then pulls back to reveal a young woman in her bedroom, lip syncing to the song. As the video progresses, we see the woman dancing around her room, going about her day and spending time with her friends.

The video is set in New York City and was shot entirely on Super 8 film. MJ said that he was inspired by the DIY aesthetic of the video and the energy of the city.

The Lyrics

The Bite-sized indie rock band Foster the People became an international sensation with their hit “Pumped Up Kicks.” The music video for the song, which has amassed over 170 million views on YouTube, features a group of kids dancing around an empty swimming pool.

The lyrics to “Pumped Up Kicks” tell the story of a troubled youth who is planning to use his father’s gun to kill his classmates. The song became an instant hit, but it also sparked a controversy due to its subject matter. Some people argue that the song glamorizes violence, while others believe that it is a commentary on the issue of gun control.

The Videos

The Inspiration is a 1992 music video directed by Spike Jonze and iconic for its look and feel. It was produced by Dirt Cheap Productions and released on June 30, 1992. The video features footage of various people lip syncing the song “The Weight” by The Band while the song plays in the background. The video was made in Los Angeles, California and features cameos from several celebrities, including Jack Black, Flea, and Kit lambert. It has been credited with inspiring a number of subsequent music videos, including “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana.

The Legacy

The late great Michael Jackson was inspired by an indie rock music video to create his own version of the song and video. The result was the Thriller video, which is now considered to be one of the greatest music videos of all time. The original video was made by a little known band called The Shaggs, and it is a fascinating story how MJ came to find it and be inspired by it.

The Influence

The Indie Rock genre of music is one that has been on the rise in recent years. A lot of credit for this resurgence can be given to the success of The White Stripes and other artists who have helped to popularize the genre. One music video in particular, however, has been cited as a major influence by some of the most successful artists in the industry.

The Legacy is a music video by the band Arcade Fire. The video was released in 2005 and quickly gained popularity online. It features a dance routine performed by a group of people in masks and costumes. The routine is set to the song “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire.

The music video was created by director Jonathan Glazer. Glazer is best known for his work on films such as “Under the Skin” and “Birth”. He has also directed many well-known music videos, including those for Radiohead, Blur, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

The Legacy has been cited as an influence by many artists, including Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga. In fact, Lady Gaga’s performance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was very similar to the dance routine featured in The Legacy.

The Impact

When “The Legacy” was released in 2010, it was immediately hailed as a masterpiece of the music video form. The video, which is just over three minutes long, tells the story of a young man named MJ who is struggling to find his place in the world. MJ is a talented musician, but he doesn’t seem to fit in with any of the scenes that he’s involved in. He’s too punk for the hip-hop scene, and too hip-hop for the punk scene. One day, MJ comes across a group of kids who are breakdancing in an abandoned warehouse. He’s never seen anything like it before, and he’s instantly drawn to the energy and creativity of the dancers. MJ starts to learn how to breakdance himself, and he quickly becomes part of the group. The video ends with MJ performing on stage with his new friends, and it’s clear that he has finally found his place in the world.

The impact of “The Legacy” goes far beyond its aesthetic merits. The video has been credited with helping to revive interest in breakdancing, which had largely died out by the early 2000s. It also helped to popularize indie rock music among young people. “The Legacy” introduced a generation of kids to bands like Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire, who would go on to become some of the most popular acts of the 2010s.

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