Dale Crover, inspired by Paul McCartney’s 1980 video for “Coming Up,” premieres the video for “Bad Move” via Dangerous Minds.
“We had a lot of fun making the video,” says Crover. “It’s a parody of a Paul McCartney video where he plays all the characters. It was shot on VHS, which makes it look very dirty and from a different era.”
The clip, which was directed by Adam Harding (videos for Warpaint, Best Coast), finds Crover popping up in multiple roles, as McCartney did decades earlier. Qui’s Matt Cronk, Altamont’s Dan Southwick (as the Birthday Party’s Tracy Pew) and longtime Melvins’ recording partner Toshi Kasai make guest appearances.
Crover has a busy remainder of the year, with North American Melvins’ tour dates stretching through early October followed by a recently announced double-header of the Melvins and Redd Kross (Crover plays drums in both bands) trekking overseas to both Europe and Australia. Dates are below.
Rolling Stone recently spoke with Crover about the release, describing The Fickle Finger of Fate as a “no traps-bashing chops-feast, instead showcasing a melodic sensibility weaned on Sixties pop and Seventies arena rock, with no shortage of wild effects.”
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The Fickle Finger of Fate was co-produced by Crover and Kasai. Crover played the bulk of the instruments on the collection (guitar, keyboards, drums) as well as vocals. Guests include Redd Kross’ Steven McDonald, Dan Southwick (Altamont) and Crover’s 11-year-old daughter Scarlett who assists with violin, percussion and vocals.
Melvins/Redd Kross tour dates:
October 9 Bristol, UK Exchange
October 10 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
October 11 Glasgow, UK SWG3
October 12 Manchester, UK Gorilla
October 13 Birmingham, UK 02 Institute2
October 15 Antwerp, Belgium Desertfest
October 16 Hamburg, Germany LOGO
October 17 Copenhagen, Denmark Jazzhouse
October 18 Goteborg, Sweden Pustervik
October 19 Oslo, Norway Bla
October 20 Malmo, Sweden Babel
October 22 Berlin, Germany Festsaal
October 23 Leipzig, Germany UT Connewitz
October 24 Vienna, Austria Arena Wein
October 26 Trezzo Sull’adda, Italy Live Club
October 27 Zurich, Switzerland Rote Fabrik
October 28 Schorndorf, Germany Club Manufaktur
October 29 Cologne, Germany Gebaude 9
October 30 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Noord
October 31 London, UK Electric Brixton
November 3 Perth, Australia Amplifier Capitol
November 4 Adelaide, Australia The Gov
November 8 Melbourne, Australia Max Watts
November 9 Sydney, Australia The Factory Theatre
November 10 Fortitude Valley, Australia Crowbar