See OFF’s! Public-Access Throwback Video Starring Dave Foley
'Kids in the Hall' comedian brings the '80s back for 'OFF!' cuts 'Borrow and Bomb' and 'I Got News for You'
Punk collective OFF!’s brief, bilious self-titled album forcefully updates classic hardcore tropes. The newest video for the album reaches back to a similar era, to painfully hilarious effect, with acting help from Kids in the Hall/Newsradio funnyman Dave Foley. Directed by Whitey McConnaughy, whose previous OFF! video made prominent use of a portable cassette player, the latest clip interweaves OFF! scorchers “Borrow and Bomb” and “I Got News for You” with watery, VHS-style, faux-public-access TV footage. Foley hosts an awkward discussion of punk on a show called Teen Talk, and it all ends with an OFF!-blasted dance-aerobics sequence. So it’s good and good for you.