Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hedley like the Wolf

I caught the newest video by Hedley called "Never Too Late" and I don't think I've ever been so impressed with a video. It's a complete and utter duplicate, down to the smallest details, of Duran Duran's "Rio" The only difference, is of course the song itself, and maybe just a couple cute little site gags. ...and if you ask me the eye candy is better in the new version.

It's rare, except at Christmas that feel the urge to share video with y'all, but this video is just that good... the song, well it's ok. heh

And so, for your comparative viewing pleasure, I offer you:

Duran Duran
Rio
(1983)



Hedley
Never Too Late

(2008)



And just to knock the wind out of all of us late-30s and 40 somethings...

Jacob Hoggard, the lead singer of Hedley was born in 1983. One year after Rio was released.

Ouch.

5 comments:

Cheryl (a.k.a Sherri, and vice-versa) said...

Yeah! Duran Duran rocked my teenie world! I cracked up when I saw the Hedley vid -- it's fun to see how dated the images look -- and Rio was frickin' state of the art at the time. I think it's a respectful homage, though.

Ah.....John Taylor still sets my heart a-flutter!

Misster Kitty said...

I think the vid is bloody brilliant. They did a great job, and DD should only be happy to have been complimented...

Newsguy Bob said...

Jacob Hoggard is also a former Canadian Idol contestant who was almost laughable (Remember the revealing jumpsuit he wore when he performed "Commander Tom"? As David Niven would say, he certainly exhibited his shortcomings). But full props to the kid. He was in it more to get his band noticed, and certainly succeeded. I think that's more a measure of success for the entire Idol franchise than anything, including winners like David Cook. He'll be a major success, too, but can you name, off the top of your head, all the past AI and CI winners?

Misster Kitty said...

I actually liked him on CI as he was one of the very few who ever actually expressed his true self, and that outfit was frickin fabulous. As I recall he was doing a Bowie song, 'Space Oddity' I think, and so was completely appropriate. And from what I recall as well, there were no 'short' comings involved. ;-)

I'm not a huge fan of Hedley, but I do like em.

Newsguy Bob said...

Okay, so I got the song wrong. So sue me.
And not that I'm a crotch watcher, but the way he was writhing around, it was hard not to notice his wee-wee. And I do recall it was wee. Then again, I was looking -- albeit very briefly -- through straight eyes.