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ON THE COVER :: "MONSTERS" VIDEO
Here is the second clip from our series of five videos from Electric President. This time we get a live performance, but definitely not done in a traditional manner whatsoever. Rather than explain it ourselves, here is Ben Cooper's description of this video for "Monsters."
This was the first of the two "live" videos that were planned. I got the idea from watching performances of David Bowie on the BBC (I think the sessions were from '72). I liked how he played live, slightly different versions of the songs. I figured it would be fun to do something similar, only in more interesting settings than just a stage. So we filmed and recorded the song at the same time, and any extra tracking (clapping, tambourine, accordion) was done the same way. So it's kinda like live multi-tracking. This particular session took over 13 hours. We filmed this about three days after I nearly broke my leg filming for another one of the videos, and I still couldn't put any weight on that foot. So whenever we had technical difficulties (which was often), I had to hobble around all the lamps to set things straight again. Add to that, we hadn't really practiced the song together before that day, and I, as always, had trouble remembering my lyrics. It was exhausting and frustrating, and I think I set the healing of my ankle back a good week or two, but we were happy with how it came out in the end.