“Weird Al” Yankovic (2016)

Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth studio album by “Weird Al” Yankovic, released on September 26, 2006. It was the sixth studio album self-produced by Yankovic. The musical styles on the album are built around parodies and pastiches of pop and rock music of the mid-2000s. The album’s lead single, White & Nerdy, is a parody of Chamillionaire’s hit single Ridin’. The single peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100; Canadian Idiot, a parody of Green Day’s American Idiot, also charted, peaking at number 82. The album contains three further parodies, based on Confessions Part II by Usher, Do I Make You Proud by Taylor Hicks, and Trapped in the Closet by R. Kelly. The other half of the album is original material, containing many “style parodies”—musical imitations of existing artists, such as Brian Wilson, Rage Against the Machine, Sparks, animated musical specials, Cake, and 1980s charity songs.

Gorillaz (2018)

Tranz debuted—alongside three others—on June 1st, 2018, at the Rock im Park festival in NĂŒrnberg. It is the second-listed track on Gorillaz’s sixth studio album, The Now Now, which has since released on June 29, 2018.
A music video was released on September 13th, 2018.

Director: Jamie Hewlett

Co-director: Nicos Livesey

Executive Producer: Bart Yates

Producer: Georgina Fillmore

Gorillaz are managed by Eleven Management.

Production Company: Blinkink

Production Company: Eddy

Executive Producers Eddy: Emilie Walmsley, Lars Wagner

Production Coordinator: Maria Kolandawel

Production Manager Eddy: Stella Ramsden

Line Producer: Fabien Cellier

Production Assistants: Lina Houari, Agathe Derosier

Director of Photography: Max Halstead

1st Camera Assistant: Toby Goodyear

Editor: Paul Moth

Animation by: Brunch

Lead Animator: Romain Barriaux

Storyboard and Layout: Julien Perron

Animation: Romain Barriaux, Julien Perron, Leo Schweitzer, Martin Richard, Paul Nivet, Magali Garnier, LĂ©onard Bismuth, Simon Duong van Huyen, Mathilde Loubes, Victor Chagniot (work experience)

Animation Clean-up: Mathilde Loubes, Antoine Carré

Colour and Shadow animation: Meton Joffily d’Alençar, Rohit Kelkar, Antoine CarrĂ©, Constance Bertoux

Compositing: Vincent Ewald

Compositing assistant: Ekin Koca

3D Animators: Erik Ferguson, Oliver Latta, Marco Mori

Analog Synth: Michael Knight

Animation Clips: Lee Hardcastle, Macomoroni, Extraweg, Fergemanden

Animatic: Simone Ghilardotti

Sound FX: Offset Audio

a-ha (1984)

At the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, the video for Take On Me won six awards—Best New Artist in a Video, Best Concept Video, Most Experimental Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, and Viewer’s Choice—and was nominated for two others, Best Group Video and Video of the Year. “Take On Me” was also nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Video at the 13th American Music Awards in 1986.

Take On Me is a song by Norwegian synth-pop band A-ha, first released in 1984. The original version was produced by Tony Mansfield and remixed by John Ratcliff. A new version was released in 1985 and produced by Alan Tarney for the group’s debut studio album Hunting High and Low (1985). The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards, and drums. It is considered to be the band’s signature song.

A-ha released a less slick version of the song in 1984, but redid the tune after it proved to be a commercial flop. And despite releasing a revised rendition in 1985, Waaktaar-Savoy says, “it took, like, four months to reach number one in America. And it felt like years. Every week it would go up a spot, up three spots
. It would pick up, then slow down. [It] was a whole process.”

They teamed up with director Steve Barron, who directed Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, for a short-form piece that mixed live action with rotoscope animation — never before used in a music video. “It was a dream to work with talent like that,” Waaktaar-Savoy says of Barron. “Normally, videos took a week of shooting in a hangar. But for this, we did a whole day that was only to make the comic magazine. Then four months spent doing hand-drawn drawings. It was very thorough stuff.” Illustrator Mike Patterson drew more than 3,000 sketches for the final clip.

Weezer (2019)



Weezer had teamed with Calpurnia – the indie rock band led by Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard – for a nostalgic new video for their cover of a-ha’s Take On Me. The track appears on Weezer’s self-titled covers record, also known as The Teal Album.

The Dream Syndicate (2020)

Listen to the full album: https://bit.ly/3a0My6U

Dusting Off The Rust by The Dream Syndicate from the album The Universe Inside, available now.

Order at https://thedreamsyndicate.ffm.to/theu…

Directed by David Dalglish

The Dream Syndicate is:

Steve Wynn – guitar, harmonica

Jason Victor – guitar

Chris Cacavas – keyboards

Mark Walton – bass guitar

Dennis Duck – drums

Stephen McCarthy – baritone guitar

Johnny Hott – bongos

Marcus Tenney – sax, trumpet

Official Site: http://www.thedreamsyndicate.com