From what I understand, the weight of all insects on Earth is more than the weight of everything else in the universe combined, or something. Well, I for one welcome our new insect overlords, and in an attempt to rectify their absence from the music video scene, I’ve collected some clips starring bugs, about bugs, or featuring a band named after bugs.
ZZT – “Lower State of Consciousness”
In which the latest bonkers techno club banger is set to close-up footage of, well, ants; the blipping, buzzing effects end up sounding like communications from the alien-seeming creatures.
Menomena – “Evil Bee”
In which the secret of how bees make honey is revealed: they get drunk on flower juice and then barf it up in large factories. Is that right?
The Bees (Band of Bees) – “Who Cares What the Question Is?”
In which the UK combo’s sunny, Beatles-esque jam accompanies them on a claymation trip around the world
Osaka Popstar – “Insects”
In which the indie band’s novelty hit is given a cute lo-fi animated treatment, with the band played by puppies pursued by scary bugs. Better watch out.
Gnarls Barkley – “Gone Daddy Gone”
And this semi-oldie but goodie, in which the band, as wee tiny buggies, proves life can be tough even for the chitinous.
Any more I missed, commenters?