UNSANE AND THE SIMPLE PLEASURES OF WATCHING OTHER PEOPLE GET HURT
The same night that Antonin Skullia, Esq. and myself saw Hot Tub Time Machine, I scolded him for missing the incredible Unsane show at Brooklyn’s Union Pool. At which point he rightfully scolded me for having completely forgotten about Unsane’s video for “Scrape,” which is really just three minutes and twenty-one seconds of footage of dudes falling off their skateboards in ways that look incredibly painful. (There’s a little bit of performance footage, too, but it’s not why anyone cares about this video.)
So we watched the video on YouTube and we laughed. Hard. “This is the best music video ever made,” Antonin declared. I’m not sure I’d go that far, but it might very well be one of the five best videos ever made.
It doesn’t hurt that song rules, either.