Thursday, February 17, 2011

Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)

Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
After watching the amusing review by Todd in the Shadows on the BEP song The Time, I had to watch the video for myself. My first thought is, “What were they thinking when they laid down the track?” Who created that strange thumping beat behind the robotic auto-tuning? You can mash this trance beat with the remake to the Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes song “Time of My Life”. It is like sticking an orange and can of chicken noodle soup into a blender. It doesn't work.
I mean the first minute isn't that bad for real, but then it turns into a bunch of robots attempting to sing a song. Can someone dance to this tin-can sounding mess? I know that music has taken a nosedive of late, but this is re-goshdarn-diculous.
So, what about the video? Well, it is okay. It does remind me of that Strong Bad E-mail with the virus attacking his computer. The video also reminds me of the Matrix except with a virus. I also half wanted Blade to show up and kick some ass.
I'm not sure how they did it, but they reached a new low with this song.
-Fergie once again looks completely different.  Okay, Fergie, you had enough facelifts to remove the “butter-face” moniker, but you might be heading into the Meg Ryan territory. 
-I will give the video credit for the degraded film visuals.  It reminds me of Silent Hill for some reason. The distorted videogame like blocks were cleverly used too.
-I hated the mini-cartoon versions of the band. 
-“We ain’t messing with no maggots” What does that even mean? 


MC said...

Yeah, it is a bad combo... but without Time of My Life, it could have been something like Satisfaction.

Semaj said...

I can't count how many times I've seem that video over the years.

It certainly has the same beat structure as Satisfaction.

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