An exhausted businessman dressed in a suit and tie has collapsed into a hotel lobby armchair. All of a sudden he is stirred by the strains of “Weapon of Choice” coming from a radio perched atop a housekeeper’s cart. Revived by the music, he slowly rises from his chair. Then with a sudden burst if energy and with the grace of Fred Astaire he launches into a dance routine that takes him throughout the entire hotel That man is Christopher Walken. And that video is Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon Of Choice.”
When it comes to videos, Fatboy Slim doesn’t have movie star looks, can’t act to save his life and rarely appears in his videos. Yet with an unprecedented 9 MTV Video Awards and a Grammy, he has helped take the art of the music video to a new level. When it comes to innovative, cutting edge and, ultimately, good fun videos, Fatboy Slim has truly raised the bar with videos that not only elevate the musical experience, but create a whole new experience in their own right.
Using directors like Spike Jonze, Hammer & Tongs, Roman Coppola, Tim Pope, Jon Watts, Traktor, Brian Beletic, he has constantly pushed boundaries and helped to make the video more integral in the process of creating a record than ever before.
But The Greatest Hits: Why Make Videos is not simply a chance to own Fatboy Slim’s genre defining videos – it’s also jam packed with more rare footage and insights into the stories behind the videos than you could shake a Hawaiian shirt and bottle of vodka at.
Where else can you see exploding toilets, dressed-up kittens, a partying werewolf in a tuxedo, a nightclub being demolished, a Caribbean island gone berserk, an Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actor flying in the air, an Oscar nominated director dancing down Hollywood Boulevard, and Paris Hilton in a bikini all in one DVD?
Get ready for a celebration of some of pop music’s funniest, wildest, most entertaining videos from one of the biggest names around.
DVD: The Greatest Hits - Why Make Videos
1. "Praise You"
2. "The Rockafeller Skank"
3. "Weapon of Choice" (Starring Christopher Walken)
4. "Gangster Trippin’"
5. "Wonderful Night"
6. "Right Here, Right Now"
7. "Going Out of My Head"
8. "Everybody Loves a Carnival"
9. "Don’t Let the Man Get You Down" (Swimming Ending)
11. "Slash Dot Dash"
12. "Santa Cruz"
13. "Ya Mama"
14. "Star 69"
15. "The Joker"
16. "That Old Pair of Jeans"
DVD bonus features
Rare and Unseen Videos
1. "Star 69" (Animated Version)
2. "Everybody Needs a 303" (Pigboy)
3. "The Rockafeller Skank" (Spike Jonze Audition Demo Version)
4. "Build It Up, Tear It Down"
Documentary: Why Make Videos
Special Bonus Section
1. "Are We Having Fun Yet?"
2. "Live from Brighton, Brazil & Brixton"
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