Thursday, April 21, 2011

An Early, And Frankly Rather More Frightening Than Usual, Clue to the New Direction

From French TV in 1966, please enjoy Les Them(!), featuring the angry young Van Morrison, and a very strange promo video of their garage-rock classic "Gloria."

Seriously -- what's up with the shots of the horse's head or donkey or whatever it is when Gloria's name is being spelled out? All I can think of is somebody involved with this was trying to remake Luis Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou. Or something.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

[h/t Andy "Folk-Rock" Pasternack]