Video of the Day: Smashing Pumpkins – “1979” (Literal Version)


We haven’t seen much in the way of showstopping literal music videos lately, but that all comes to an end today. Considering that The Smashing Pumpkins’s “1979” is both a teen-angst classic and a little bit campy, it’s the perfect candidate for a literal version. And, while the genre is uneven at best, this one — which comes from the genius behind the epic “Total Eclipse of the Heart” makeover — is just about flawless. Our favorite, entirely appropriate lyrical rewrite: “Do I look like a creep when I show my teeth?” Why yes, Billy. Yes, you do.

[via Buzzfeed]