Video: The Black Lips Throw a Bass Into the Ocean
Something mischievious is about to happen here.
Photo by Reed Fischer
Just when this past weekend's Bruise Cruise started to hit a wholesome stride, the Black Lips decided to do something drastic about it. Up on the Verandah [sic] Deck at the rear of the 2,500-capacity cruise ship, the guys filmed a video for a track tentatively titled "Go Out and Get It" from their forthcoming album. As a final hurrah, bassist Jared Swilley's lovely instrument takes flight. Was this move inspired by the Beach Fossils' wild abandon bass toss last year, or is this more of a picturesque Biscayne Bay piano moment?
Sidenote: It's incredibly awkward to watch a bunch of dudes lip-syncing
to a song playing out of some tiny iPod speakers. The Vivian Girls and
some other swimsuit-clad ladies got in on the action, which featured
drummer Joe Bradley flailing around with an ice cream cone. Here are a bunch of people who have been drinking for days:
And here is how you properly bury a bass at sea:
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