The century that began with Y2k is now creeping towards 2012 and other unfathomable phantom disasters. Not a bad excuse to look back on what was. In the first installment of our month-long look back at the best and worst of the last decade, we're highlighting our own modest selections for the finest local music videos of the last 10 years. Check it out.
In 2002 when this video was shot, Har Mar Superstar was on the brink of international indie stardom. After You Can Feel Me released, he scored residencies at Euro dance clubs and relocated to L.A.
- P.O.S.--Half Cocked Concepts
The videos that accompanied this year's Never Better may have been more technically adept, but this video from 2006's Audition is a leaner, meaner, starker production, and it captures a pre-superstardom P.O.S. nearing the heights of his talents to boot.
3. Soviettes-- The Land of the Clear Blue Radio
Find us a punk video with more humor and panache, locally OR nationally? Watch this, and remember the days when the Soviettes ruled the airwaves.
2. To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie--The Man With The Shovel
Yikes. Plastic bag hoods? Bloody murders? This video scored airtime on MTV2.
1. Birthday Suits--Twin Cities Bridge Is Falling Down
The sweatiest rock band on either side of the river shot this video in 2006. They're still playing this song, and yes, this is pretty much how it looks live.
A decade's a long time, folks, and 10 years of booze and loud rock has diminished our powers of memory, so do your duty--chime in and tell us what we're missing.