Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Peter Wilson's Stereo video!

A couple of months ago I posted a preview of Peter Wilson's "Stereo" video and it triggered something of a war in the comments. The 90s pop star's new song turned out to be the love-it-or-hate-it jam of the year with some people declaring it a trainwreck, while others praised its retro-tastic PWL sound - courtesy of Dave Ford and Ian Curnow, no less. The video has been out for a while now but it completely passed me by until I saw it on Pop In Stereo a couple of days ago. I asked Peter about the clip and his brutal commentary is not fit to be repeated in public but I think he's being a bit harsh. Low budget Australian videos really know how to plumb the depths of bad taste with style and humour! I love how ridiculously disconnected the clip is to the song. Why not pursue the cute 80s theme? Or just film Peter naked in the shower to make me happy? No. Someone thought the year's gayest pop anthem really needed a gritty video that finds the Melbourne based singer emoting against graffiti in what looks to be an abandoned slum! It's a hot mess but I love "Stereo" and the rest of the album is amazing. There's even a Stock Aitken Waterman track on there. Oh well, until that gets released, brace yourself for one of the year's most... memorable film clips.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

holy fuck

Anonymous said...

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Chris said...

That abandoned slum is actually the back of a warehouse in Balaclava right next to the station. I used to go past it every day on my way home.

Anonymous said...

I really do root for Peter 'cos he does have vocal chops (when he tries) and is really great online with his fans, but I'm pained to admit I've not really been wowed by this new material he's pushing. It's cool he's got some members of the PWL team on board, but something's missing and I just can't put my finger on it. I get that he's going for the retro revival thing but it just doesn't seem to be gelling IMO. Maybe it's too retro for retro sake and some of the melodies in his songs grate on me like the "why-I-I" in the chorus of "Stereo". Maybe it's weak songwriting? I do wish Peter the best, but I'm just not 100% convinced this is working for today's consumer tastes.

tommie said...

That's not porn!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike

did you see aphrodite

would love a review

missed the show as I was away

Diva Incarnate said...

He deleted me from Facebook, bless, but I did like one of his very old singles.

Anonymous said...

fugly

Jamie B said...

Hahaha oh my god! I quite like it I have to say, but he looks so embarassed in bits of it, I think that just adds to the 'experience' for me. The BEST bit is at 01:34 when it focuses on he crotch, hahaha! pure TRASH!!! hahaha. Good on him for this though. I think its quite a nice little song.

Mike said...

DEAD @ "I do wish Peter the best, but I'm just not 100% convinced this is working for today's consumer tastes."

Such a sweet way of putting it! <3

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Man that was a right good laugh. Who is this Ug Mug? Could he get anymore camp?

Sparkle-icious said...

@ Jamie B : "Trash" well what do you expect when your viewing a site called pop TRASH addicts.

the wankiest quote of the year "maybe it's too retro for retro"

get some perspective guys, it's a music clip not a vintage bottle of red wine!

I don't think Peter actually chose the theme/direction of the clip...that would be the, er..oh yeah DIRECTOR.

I fail to see why people have blogs purely to post negative remarks about people or why people comment on posts such as the ones before mine to put people down. I don't think it matters really, According to Peters site the album has already made profits and overseas performances is in the plans.

i doubt any of you are industry professionals who actually know what your talking about, reading this blog and it's post comments has been like reading over a 16 year old's msn conversations.

Rock on Peter.

Anonymous said...

CRAP! give it up fag.