Here’s the perfect recipe for a mid-week diversion: Watch a four minute clip of punk rock godfather Iggy Pop casually eating a hamburger. Los Angeles-based band Death Valley Girls released a music video on Wednesday accompanying their new single “Disaster (Is What We’re After).”
The video is a recreation of a famous clip from the 1982 film 66 Scenes of America by director Jørgen Leth, which features pop art icon Andy Warhol carefully unwrapping and eating a Burger King Whopper with a bottle of Heinz Ketchup. “Having Iggy dig our music was more than amazing for us,” the Death Valley Girls said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “When [director] Kansas told us she had a dream about recreating the Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger short film but with Iggy starring for our music video, we were cautiously excited about the possibility. Next thing we know we’re in Miami with Iggy himself, and a rock n’ roll dream became reality!”
The Stooges frontman puts on a shirt for once in the Death Valley Girls version, and dons a similar outfit to Warhol with a dark suit and big red tie. He then proceeds to unwrap a sad looking hamburger sans condiments. Between bobbing his head to the song and lengthy bouts of chewing, the rocker intermittently dabs the burger with ketchup from an unlabeled bottle. This might seem a little out of character for the 71-year-old gravel voiced musician who in recent years has transitioned to a healthier diet, but he manages to consume the majority of the burger without much trouble.
The Death Valley Girls’ latest album, Darkness Rains, is slated for release on October 5. Check out the full Iggy Pop clip in the video above.
• Watch Iggy Pop Casually Eat a Hamburger in New Death Valley Girls Video [Rolling Stone]
• Death Valley Girls “Disaster (Is What We’re After)” (Official Video) [Youtube]
• Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger [Youtube]
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