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Music video for Goldfish's “We Come Together” packs nonstop retro references

Close your eyes and listen to this new cut from South African electronica outfit Goldfish. Perfectly serviceable house-bounce, right? A little Junior Senior, a bit Felix Da Housecat? Okay, now watch the clip. If that isn't the densest, most in-joke laden, lawsuit-courting-est music video you've ever seen, clearly you come from an alternate universe where retrogaming shout-outs have replaced the English language as the dominant mode of communication.




Above: Old games and feces exploding out the back of Kenny G's head. Goldfish know their audience: everyone in the world (except possibly Kenny G)

Those with a love for old-time gaming and a passion for exhaustive cataloguing – two groups who share more than a little overlap – will need to watch this video with notebook in hand and a fast finger on the freezeframe. You've got Sonic, Burnout Paradise, Bubble Bobble, ExciteBike, Super Mario and Angry Birds – and that's just while the clip's warming up in the first 30 seconds. The art was put together by a bunch of artists and animators all over the world: click here for a look at the making-of video for this pixel-art labor of love.

How do you like this video? Would you like to see more of the gaming aesthetic invading the music-video world? Let us know.

May 23, 2011

 

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7 comments

  • rabidpotatochip - May 25, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    Jeez, I swear I saw two dozen games at least referenced. Even without speakers that was pretty neat.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - May 25, 2011 12:23 a.m.

    Really cool video. I particularly enjoyed seeing Finn from Adventure Time get his recognition amongst the classic video game characters.
  • WTeen8 - May 25, 2011 midnight

    This is the catchiest song I've heard this entire month. Better than Portal 2's Want you Gone.
  • Zixor - May 24, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    I think you meant to link to this "making of" video in the article: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz1_MQnw5WA
  • Chikubi - May 24, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    Well made video and catchy song. Also, your "click here" link isn't a link at all.
  • FunkyPickle - May 24, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    It has Bomberman in it. It is automatically awesome.
  • DISCOSTICKJ81 - May 24, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    Disappointing! I was really hoping for bit style music since the video opening is bit after that it's lame.

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