Today’s video comes from Polish director Zbigniew Rybczyński, whose work includes two previously-mentioned music videos on Mirror80: “All the Things She Said” by Simple Minds and “Candy” by Cameo. Known for his innovative visuals, often involving overlapping multiples of the musicians featured in each piece, Rybczyński is the perfect man to take Takeshi Itoh’s “Cowbell” into the realm of music video.
A word of warning…this song gets inside of your head. We mean it! In fact, when you hear it, you may imagine a couple of ’80s yuppies enjoying a night out on the town. But don’t be fooled–this piece has an experimental playfulness, and if you haven’t yet experienced the wonder that is “Cowbell,” you’ll soon be asking yourself how you got through the decade of decadence without discovering Japanese saxophonist Takeshi Itoh. Enjoy!: