David Knight - 24th July 2012

Following up the superb comic surrealism of the long video-cum-short film When Spector Met Henry Kelly, Ben Reed now teams up with Spector for an unsettling, daring proper video for Never Fade Away.

Shot as if part of some Japanese horror movie featuring the band being kidnapped by feral school kids a la Battle Royale, Spector and Ben Reed also get meta from the start: the video is comprised of slight variations on the same sequence - which looks like its been recorded onto the same thirty second strip of VHS tape.

The results are predictable for those who can still dimly remember this revolutionary, late lamented format. The image continues to degrade and degenerate throughout the course of the video.

Watch 'Spector 'Never Fade Away' by Ben Reed' here

PRO Credits


DirectorBen Reed
Production CompanyHSI London
Director of PhotographyNic Booth
SteadicamThomas English
StylistRebecca Gore
Make-upEve Marie Coles
CommissionerSam Seager

David Knight - 24th July 2012

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