The Last VJ's Five Best Videos of the Week

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Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. This week I show you the most disturbing thing I have ever run across. It makes Grinderman's "Heathen Child" look like a Bieber video, and no, I'm not joking at all.

Plus, Jason Voorhees tries to turn his life around and we go to outer space in a cardboard rocket ship. It's all good this week.


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The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

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Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. This week I introduce you to one of the best video front man performers I have ever seen, as well as take you through some truly Academy Award-worthy work. There's pretty girls, animated horror, and some good old sad-bastard music at the end. Let's roll those vids.


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A Sweet Story About Phil Collins and the Ultimate Warrior (R.I.P.)

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Days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Warrior, better known as the wrestling phenom the Ultimate Warrior, collapsed on the sidewalk outside his Arizona hotel room Wednesday. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival of as yet unknown causes. The 54-year-old retired champion is survived by his wife Dana and two daughters.

At first I was having a hard time mourning the passing of the man born James Brian Hellwig. At one time the Ultimate Warrior was, bar none, my favorite wrestler. I was just nine years old when the Warrior managed to do the unthinkable and wrest the WWF Championship belt away from the legendary Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI. For me it was the greatest match ever, a meeting of two unstoppable yet benevolent titans in a contest of pure skill and power, not some ham-fisted storyline involving good and evil.

There are no words to describe Warrior's entrance. That simple rock theme, his sprint to the ring, the ropes-shaking -- no one had ever done anything like it before. He was a monster the likes of which wouldn't be seen again until Bill Goldberg.

Then, just like that, he was gone, and the man who replaced him was very different.


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The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

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Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans! There is beauty and pain this week, as well as several varieties of video that will probably get you in trouble at work for watching them.

Oh, and kickball, because sometimes you just got to go back to the playground to get life right. Play on!


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The Last VJ's Top 5 Videos of the Week

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Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. I'm pleased to present a pretty diverse group to you this week. We've got everything from Disney pop princesses going goth to a short music film directed by -- not making this up -- Lena Dunham.

Electronica, pop-rock, and hardcore are on the menu this go-round, so open your eyes and please play at maximum volume.


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The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

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Welcome back, music fans, from the Last VJ. It's a whole bunch of smoke and mirrors this week as we see people trick their cameras in handful of ways to create strange illusions. We also go straight into the hellish mind of Hieronymus Bosch thanks to Odonis Odonis, and we say our goodbyes to Dave Brockie in my personal favorite GWAR videos of all time.

Onwards.


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The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

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Welcome back, music fans. The Last VJ has some treats for you this week, which run the gamut from ecstatically artistic to banal to the point of brilliance. The indescribable nuttiness of Bunny Michael returns with new work, and I indulge my juvenile side with a rap battle between video-game characters.

Plus, Teen Mom Farrah Abraham made a music video. Allah be merciful.


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The 10 Best Bad Music Videos of the '90s

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Last month we talked about all the kitschy bad music videos that came out in the '80s and now tickle the fancy of pop-culture geeks like myself. This time, let's focus in on the '90s, which were great because everyone thought they had figured out how to make music videos into art.

Videos of the '90s were completely overloaded with highly cinematic, imaginative concepts, but only a few turned out truly exceptional. The majority look as dated and kitschy as their '80s counterparts, not to mention you can use them to peg trends in cinematography from a mile away. Ever notice how the lighting in Fight Club looks super-'90s? Music videos suffered from the same problem.

So let's take a look back on the best of the worst, the most fun examples of the shitpile that was '90s music videos. As a whole, the decade wasn't quite as hilarious as the '80s, but it did have its own distinct flavor and charm.

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The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

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Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans! Gone forever are the days where we vote for winners and losers, and instead we'll just focus on the best finds to be found. This week we see ducks dancing, J-Rock J-Rocking, and one of the best pure performance videos I've ever seen in terms of raw emotions.

Put on your earbuds and dive in with me here on the final bastion of music-video excellence.


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The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

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Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. We're keeping things very weird this week, with barely a normal offering to be had at any level. Black-light love songs and animated hellscapes await, as do pretty girls, melting dogs and whatever else the black pit of the Internet has thrown up and set to music.

Unfortunately, we've had some trouble with our voting setup, so this week it's just a celebration of music videos instead of a contest. Feel free to tell us which one you loved best in the comments, though.


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