Sunday, January 6, 2013

Musical Interlude: Buddy Holly (1994)

The band members of Weezer and/or video director Spike Jonze must be fans of Happy Days. That having been said, they paid tribute to the series, and, in effect, marking Days' 20th anniversary, by using a mashup of footage from various episodes to form the body of the video for "Buddy Holly", in turn a left-handed tribute to the late 50's star, whose life was tragically cut short in a plane crash.

The problem that is more obvious now, is that the pastiche of clips don't have any continuity at all, with various characters in different wardrobe all throughout the video. The only cast member who actually appears is Al Molinaro, reprising his role as Al DelVecchio, the 2nd owner of Arnold's Drive-In on the show. 19 years later, looking back, it's more of a mess, and, as such, it doesn't hold up as well as it once did.

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