Music Video Review: Semi Precious Weapons' “Semi Precious Weapons”

2/22/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Megan O'Malley

Mix new wave glam rock with gratuitous sex and self-propagating lyrics and you have Semi Precious Weapons’ self titled video. The video features the very self-assured front man Justin Tranter and really no one else from the group.

Set in an underground club, viewers get to see Tranter prance around, hold a gold plastic gun to his mirror image and sing about the fact that he can’t afford rent but man (according to him), is he ever gorgeous. As the party continues, the club eventually turns into a semi-orgy with everyone grinding up on each other. To top it off, champagne gets poured over people, leading me to believe this would not be the most hygienic club to visit. Although the video is somewhat on the “been there, done that” side of things, the giddy jumping and dancing by the club goers, along with Tranter himself, somewhat redeems it.

Glam rock has been making a resurgence in the past few years with acts such as Scissor Sister and Butch Walker and the Lets Go Out Tonights. Although these groups will probably never reach the heights of T-Rex or Ziggy Stardust, viewers like us get to enjoy watching them try. Semi Precious Weapons make fun music that is perfect for dancing around to on a Saturday night. Although they may never bring back glitter encrusted shirts and overly done eye make-up, there is no harm in it if everyone is having fun.

Grade: B+

View the video for "Semi Precious Weapons" below. What are your thoughts?

Semi Precious Weapons

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