Wheatus Shares Crowdsourced “Quaranteenage Dirtbag” Video [Watch]

first_img2000s one-hit wonder Wheatus has released a new, crowdsourced music video for “Quaranteenage Dirtbag”. The song is a play on “Teenage Dirtbag”, which brought the Brooklyn alternative rock band to the top of the charts in 2000.While the new video doesn’t feature actor Jason Biggs or any of the production value of the original, it had plenty of real-life teenage dirtbags. We must also assume that the band itself made an appearance in the video, but unfortunately, nobody knows what they look like 20 years later. Even assuming that Wheatus must be whoever has the nicest studio is risky.Related: Collaborative Group The Social Dissidents Records Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” For Backline [Watch]The DIY nature of the video is immediately apparent as the opening percussion is played on a kitchen sink and an egg beater, with gratuitous record scratching thrown in for good measure. Soon enough, the panels open up to a little girl on a cello, a guy playing bass in the back of a moving pickup truck, a woman at a piano, and a guy playing drums in front of a blank green screen. This setting, along with the fact that they are all almost in the same key, sets the tone for the rest of the video.With people of all different backgrounds and ages playing any instrument you can think of (from banjos to pill bottles to kazoos to flutes to ukuleles) it actually becomes kind of sweet and much more hilarious. All of these admittedly strange people rallying together behind this anthem of the geek takes on such a triumphant tone when sang together, especially during a time when we all feel so alone.Watch the crowdsourced video from Wheatus for “Quaranteenage Dirtbag”.Wheatus — “Quaranteenage Dirtbag”[Video: WheatusOfficial]Wheatus currently only has one show on the books, set for May 22nd at IRMC Park in Indiana, PA. It’s difficult to say whether the band’s sparse touring schedule is due to coronavirus pandemic or from not cracking the Billboard charts in 20 years. Head to the band’s website for any announcements or inventive new ways of clinging to relevancy.last_img

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