Ted Leo lampoons Green Day, Julie Taymor's ilk in new music video
Last week, indie rocker Ted Leo unleashed a 3,000-word diatribe on the unsustainability of the traditional music sales model, with emphasis loss of community and a rupture between true artistry, credibily and making a sufficient living.
And the end of the post, the songwriter revealed that he and his band the Pharmacists endeavored into a new limb of entertainment: a Broadway musical, taking cues from Julie Taymor's take on the Beatles and Bon Jovi ("Across the Universe" and "Slippery When Wet," respectively) and Green Day's "American Idiot" adaptation.
This week, we got what he warned, only as a parody. FunnyOrDie posted the music video to the band's "Bottle in Cork" (from his latest "The Brutalist Bricks"_ which makes a none-too-subtle jab at selling out to the Great White Way. The production features punk melodrama, an ascot, rock moves and a John Hodgeman cameo.