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But don’t worry, you can suntan

aloudOH
MY
GOD

So you know, Aloud is like one of my favoritest new bands ever in, uh, the last 12 months, in that they are Frenchy and dancey and housey, and the singer has this out­landishly macho and unc­tu­ously suave voice that is a won­der and a thrill to behold. (Take a wild guess which one he is in that pic­ture over there, oh ho ho.) While I was away, the Mr. dug up their new “Sex & Sun” sin­gle for me, since I had no idea it was out or any­thing (Europeans!), and that inspired me to go to their site to get all updated on their doings and stuff. So they had the video for “Sex & Sun” up there, right? So I watched it? And

OH
MY
GOD

it is a total homage to one of the great achieve­ments in music video his­tory, “Club Tropicana” by Wham! As if I didn’t adore Aloud enough already. About 15 sec­onds in I real­ized that my “Haha, it’s Pepsi & Shirley” joke was actu­ally no coin­ci­dence, and I was so shocked, I started scream­ing. I think Christopher might have run in here to make sure I was okay. Anyway, there are total shot-​by-​shot recre­ations that must be seen to be believed, includ­ing trum­pets in the pool, the water­fall shower scene (!) and all sorts of scan­dalous cavort­ing in Speedos and Ray-​Bans. You just might have a heart attack, and you will thank me for it.
Aloud: Audio/​Video (aloud​.tv)

4 comments to But don’t worry, you can suntan

  • Kim

    Club Tropicana” by Wham!

  • I don’t know any­thing about this Aloud, but clearly it’s time to learn.

  • I DID almost have a heart attack, and I DO thank you for it. You are very wise indeed.
    Oh man, this is bananas. And even they look to be laugh­ing about it all. I wish to be laugh­ing and loung­ing in a pool as well. This is magic.

  • Kim

    This is why I love it like crazy, that it isn’t like smirky “Haha, we’re being ironic” laugh­ing, but “This is the life, come join us!” laugh­ing. I also enjoy Gregory watch­ing him­self play the gui­tar solo and being all “Hey, I’m kinda hot.”