“2 crashes, a wrecked bike, a near-death tank rattle, 12 burnt-out tires, a broken whipped cream charger, and a near arrest after police caught producers filming a high speed tracking shot on the autobahn into Berlin at 4am.” That’s not what happens in the video, that’s what happened in the 3 days it took just to produce it. UK stunter Chesca Miles stars in the video “Little Girl” as a runaway who steals her dead-beat dad’s Ducati Monster and all his cash to flee the drugged out grey skies of a dirty eastern European, post-Soviet wasteland. Because this is a video for Jason Pierce’s band Spiritualized, mayhem naturally ensues, burnouts are mandatory and redemption ends in a roofied-out haze.
I was in college when Spiritualized’s brilliant album Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space came out, and thank goodness Pierce is still obsessed with love, death, religion and hotrods. Thanks for the tip, Bill!