VIDEO: Arctic Monkeys “Crying Lightning”

Posted July 25th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · No Comments

Official video for the new, slightly polarizing Arctic Monkeys single, “Crying Lightning.” The Josh Homme influence from behind the boards is readily apparent but hardly overwhelming. The stoner-rock look is more jarring than the musical departure. This video is clearly a piss-take joke played straight, except for the rising out of the seat bit. The song’s a bit of a grower, as it has many Arctic Monkeys fans drawing a line in the sand between old and new. These guys are smart enough to know they couldn’t repeat themselves at this point; they know how the game is played, and I’m on board. Alex Turner is the best lyricist working today. The band’s third LP, Humbug, is out August 25th on Domino.

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