Jul 102013

Maybe the color has been washed out of this video; maybe there was color in the original broadcast. Nevertheless, I stand by my belief that it’s hard to top a lip-synced performance on a white background.


  6 Responses to “In Praise of…Lip-Synced Performances on a White Background”

  1. ladymisskirroyale

    Unless the song lyrics are written there:

  2. cliff sovinsanity

    If you turn off the audio and drink a few beers you would swear this is Paul Revere and The Raiders. Must be the suits. Stevie Wright does bear a resemblance to Mark Lindsay.

  3. Don’t forget this video when we run Last Man Standing: Videos Featuring Monkees!

  4. ladymisskirroyale

    I couldn’t get this song out of my head yesterday. It’s a horrible video, probably taken off of someone’s tv, but I love the song.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeD4qvP2e9U Notice how the singer looks like The Quaker Oats Dude.

    It makes sense that there were a plethora of white backgrounds in the 60’s – the time for op art and pop art. In black suits, the band members look like they are floating in air. And then when you add colored backgrounds: groooooovy!

  5. ladymisskirroyale

    Here’s a better version of the same video.

    Would it have been shot in b/w or color? This one looks like it’s been colorized. And Mr. Smother’s patter – you just can’t write that kind of stuff!

  6. That show was in color. I’m going to be chuckling over the Quaker Oats Dude reference all day. Thank you!

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