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“Would You Be Impressed?” By Streetlight Manifesto – Review

Posted on 30 June 2010 by Mike

A group of musically talented cartoon animals perch on the top of building in ruin, where they commence to rock.

I found this scene in a music video after revisiting one of my favorite bands, STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO. I’m somewhat ashamed to admit it, but i had lost connection with this high energy ska roots band and hadn’t checked in on them for quite some time.

I was pleasantly surprised to find an imaginative music video for the song WOULD YOU BE IMPRESSED. And yes, i would be impressed.

The video is as fast paced, energetic, and as meaningful as the song it represents. The animation is smooth, eye catching, and full of nice effects ( character movements, camera work, and BLOOD! ). I may be biased, but any music video that is animated has a special place in my heart.

In this tale of actions vs consequence, the band members are transformed into animals, with band leader Tomas Kalnoky as an appropriate lion. People beat on the animals, the animals fight back.

The message is clear: We keep destroying the world around us and we refuse to take responsibility, but if we don’t it’s going to come back to bite us.

Agree or disagree with the message, no one can deny that a violent cartoon music video about revenge is top notch.


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“Would You Be Impressed?” By Streetlight Manifesto – Official Video

Posted on 02 April 2010 by James Gentry

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