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Spector 'Never Fade Away' by Ben Reed

Spector 'Never Fade Away' by Ben Reed

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.

Following up the superb comic surrealism of the long video-cum-short film <a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2012/05/24/when-spector-met-henry-kelly-by-ben-reed/" target="_blank"><strong>When Spector Met Henry Kelly</strong></a>, 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 <em>Battle Royale</em>, 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.

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.

Following up the superb comic surrealism of the long video-cum-short film <a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2012/05/24/when-spector-met-henry-kelly-by-ben-reed/" target="_blank"><strong>When Spector Met Henry Kelly</strong></a>, 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 <em>Battle Royale</em>, 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.

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.

Following up the superb comic surrealism of the long video-cum-short film <a href="http://www.promonews.tv/2012/05/24/when-spector-met-henry-kelly-by-ben-reed/" target="_blank"><strong>When Spector Met Henry Kelly</strong></a>, 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 <em>Battle Royale</em>, 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.

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David Knight - 24th July 2012

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Production/Creative

Director
Ben Reed
Production Company
HSI London

Camera

Director of Photography
Nic Booth
Steadicam

Wardrobe

Stylist
Rebecca Gore
Make-up
Eve Marie Coles

Commission

Commissioner
Sam Seager

David Knight - 24th July 2012

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