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Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler(which one are you?)

So SMD are set to re-release their stomping breakthrough single Hustler in November. The new video is posted above, and it’s a rather memorable one at that, in an Aphex Twin/Chris Cunningham kind of way. Can’t wait to see it show up on the Channel 6 Pop Scene playlist! Never gonna happen.

At least they can still use the old video, oh wait, no they can’t! Once again, James and Jaz(i can confirm, two of the nicest boys in the biz, ouch! just dropped something on my foot) exhibit their stubborn, spectacular inability to conform to industry guidelines on commercial appeal. Below is the original video for Hustler, directed by Saam Farahmand, one of the slickest video directors in the game(see Good Shoes and New Young Pony Club). The video caused quite a stir when it was originally released. According to one very enthusiastic youtuber, if you take the first half of the new video, then cut to the second half of the old one, you have the greatest music video ever made. Take that Peter Gabriel.

SMD, we salute you. So, which one are you?

October 16, 2007 - Posted by | Music

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