Apr 012014

Seriously, is there anything at all wrong with this video? Or is it utterly perfect? For my money, it’s flawless — from the drummer’s flaming sticks to the careful attention to costuming detail. (Notice that the only Gap member band without horizontal tinsel bands on his silver cowboy leggings is the ever-so-slightly portly keyboard player, who’s been fitted with vertical tinsel piping for a slimming effect. These things matter!)

Come on, admit it: this video can’t be beaten. It’s truly excellent.



  4 Responses to “Mach Schau, Gap Band! Mach Schau!”

  1. FLAWLESS! SPECTACULAR! THAT’S HOW YOU MAKE USE OF A DOZEN OR MORE PEOPLE ON STAGE. Arcade Fire and The National should be forced to watch this video for 3 days straight.

  2. hrrundivbakshi

    Indeed! We reach!

  3. I just watched some live Arcade Fire to compare (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddoyDzcBqd4).

    To be fair, I don’t really like Arcade Fire’s music. I don’t hate it but it’s just not my thing. But you are dead on correct about their stage presence. Maybe they are weighted down by the heavyosity of being an anthem band so they can’t do choreography like the Gap Band but they could at least work up some larger than life Christ-poses like U2. The singer looks like he’s at the local bar singing karaoke on a Friday night. And I’ve never seen someone make Nudie suits and gold lame look so uncool. They seem like they are trying but they have to try something different.

  4. Classic gold lame. Could of probably used a flaming harmonica for effect…

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