Gnarls Barkley Drop Video for 'Smiley Faces'

SPIN Staff

Innovative duo Gnarls Barkley have been dropping clever video after video for the tunes off goldmine debut St. Elsewhere, and the clip for " Smiley Faces" finds them traversing musical eras since the turn of last century. The doc-style footage opening the clip features Dennis Hopper as a music historian and Quantum Leap's Dean Stockwell as a presumably legendary A&R rep, both of whom posit the pair as immortal time travelers who were present at "the beginning of hip-hop...involved in Motown [and], in the Twenties, there was even a dance named after them." Follow Gnarls Barkley as they rush chronologically through the Prohibition years to the break-dancing era, with jaunts through the Big Band period, psychadelic Sixties, and flower-power decades sandwiched in between.

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