WOLF’S “HAIL CESAR” VIDEO: IS THERE ANY SUCH THING AS RECYCLED EPICNESS?
Bob Cock loves Wolf and we love Bob Cock, but coming on the heels of Lair of the Minotaur’s latest cinemetallic opus, Wolf‘s video for “Hail Cesar” gets a massive “meh.” The concept isn’t really clear – performance footage is intercut with behind-the-scenes footage which is intercut with clips from old gladiator movies, for no particular reason. Clearly what happened is that the band didn’t have the budget to make a video that was appropriate to the lyrics of “Hail Cesar” in the most literal way, but they didn’t just wanna make a “band life” video that didn’t acknowledge the title of the song, so they just kinda did a little bit of both concepts. And both concepts suffer as a result.
Bummer, ’cause it’s a pretty epic song. Even if the style is as recycled as the movie clips.