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OK Go – White Knuckles

By Shamus
on Saturday Nov 27, 2010
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OK Go:

Link (YouTube)

All one take. With animals.

I don’t know what made these men so insane, but I hope they’re never cured. Nice work guys.

Comments (37)

  1. Gavin says:

    You probably have, but check this one out too:

    *whispers* Also, last paragraph, “I think know” *whispers*

  2. Narida says:

    “This video is not available in you country.” :(

  3. Grudgeal says:

    You know, looking at this video for some reason (possibly the music, or just the incredible quirkyness) I got reminded of a music video using an incredible long-winded Rube Goldberg machine.

    And I take a glance into the related videos bar and lo and behold it’s the same band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

    Good game to the whole lot of them.

  4. wererogue says:


    The video is a promotion to raise money for Animal Rescue – you can buy it for between $2 and $1000 at the link above.

  5. mad_wolf says:

    awesome, now we just have to wait before we see a shorter version on animal planet..

  6. Ringwraith says:

    They have a penchant for doing insane things.

    I hope they are never cured of their insanity either.

    Especially as it took over 128 takes, I say over as apparently they only started counting on the second week!

  7. Mephane says:

    “This video is not available in your country.”

    Just great.

  8. Sumanai - a grouchy ball of bile and cynicism says:

    Impressive. And the goat was surprising.

  9. DaveMc says:

    I just realized that I don’t think I’ve ever actually *heard* a song by OK Go: I’m always too busy watching whatever they’ve got going on in the video. They strike me as being closer to performance artists than a band, anyway: I’m sure it would be great to see them on tour, but I don’t know why I’d ever download the music-only version — I’d be missing the best part!

  10. X2-Eliah says:

    Was nice, certainly impressive, but dogs are dogs.

    I want to see them try something with cats, now that is a challenge.

  11. Vegedus says:

    Heh, it IS the same people that did that viral video with the treadmills. It’s probably good promotion and not the most expensive music video you can do, though it does take a good bit out of themselves.

  12. Sphore says:

    I’m impressed. The dogs are very well trained! Great to see OK Go still doing all this craziness!

  13. Ramsus says:


    I mean…uh….yeah that was awesome.

  14. Amarsir says:

    A catchy video that’s also an ad for animal shelters … and seemingly Ikea? Loved it.

  15. Exasperation says:

    Not long ago, I went to a concert they played down the street from where I live (literally; if you had a good arm you could stand in the street in front of where I live and hit the venue with a rock). They passed out free 3D glasses and, at one point, projected this video on the wall behind the stage in 3D. They also played one song entirely with handbells, that was pretty neat too.

  16. Neil Polenske says:

    These vids they do have to cost a fraction of a fraction the cost of any other pop band’s and they are infinitely fascinating and entertaining to watch.

  17. Nick says:

    Is it just me or does that look like it was chroma keyed?

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  19. Slothful says:

    Nice. Impressive.

    Now do it with cats.

  20. Xpovos says:

    If they keep one-upping themselves, they’re going to run out of integers here.

  21. Xpovos says:

    Huh… here I post as “Xpovos” at home I post as “Andrew”. Awesome. Gotta love that consistency.

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