Video Hits: “Clint Eastwood” by the Gorillaz

by W. Andrew Powell

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
The Gorillaz are, without a doubt, one of my all time favorite bands to grace the musical landscape. While I’m not sure I can put them on the same pedestal as Nine Inch Nails, Johnny Cash, Muse, Ray Charles, The Cure, or a pile of other artists I admire, I can say without a doubt that they have made some of the most interesting music of the last few decades. They have also made some of the best music videos, at least from a wildly creative and far-out perspective.

Maybe it’s not art to last the decades, maybe it’s not even as good as A-Ha’s “Take On Me” or Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer”, but “Clint Eastwood” by the Gorillaz still feels a little awe-inspiring to me, and I’m sure it won’t be the last Gorillaz video I feature here this year.

Each week in Video Hits I feature a new music video to admire, mock, and discuss. From the great to the awful, whether they’re from twenty years or twenty minutes ago.

For you Canadians out there, the title of this series is totally a tribute to CBC’s original 80s TV series, Video Hits.

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