What is the more important aspect of a music video: the “music” or the accompanying “video?”
The music! Oh god it’s the music! We never even considered such a question before, but that was a much more innocent time, a time when we had not seen this version of the Foo Fighters‘ “Learn to Fly” sans the actual song. Now we live in a world that only knows fear and despair. Don’t believe us? Watch it for yourself, but be warned: some things you can’t un-see. Click below to check it out.
We first came across this nightmare at Tastefully Offensive, and it was made by Mario Wienerroither, and we don’t know whether to thank him for highlighting just how weird this video is or report him to the authorities.
What starts off looking like a funny Tenacious D sketch quickly turns into a surreal short film by someone who loves when Eddie Murphy plays all the roles in a movie but hates humanity.
This looks like something Andy Warhol would have made after a week long bender at Studio 54. This is what it would be like if Dave Grohl crawled into his own head like John Malkovich in Being John Malkovich. Who knew the song was just a cover for how terrifying and unnerving it is to see Dave Grohl the flight attendant hit on himself as Dave Grohl the pilot.
Watch how much more fun and not horrible all of this appears when you have a great song playing.
So yeah, “music” trumps “video,” unless your goal was to have multiple Dave Grohl’s haunt your dreams forever.
What do you think of this music-less video? Tell us in the comments below.