Jim Farber
June 09, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Pumping on Your Stereo

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Pop

We gave it an A

Classic Brit pop suggests a sound and a body type: namely, the stork-legged, giraffe-necked lank of a lad who defined ’60s and ’70s English rock. Example: Jeff Beck. In Supergrass’s cheeky new clip ”Pumping on Your Stereo”, this neo-Brit-pop band uses animation to exaggerate their narrow figures into a witty fetish. Directing team Hammer & Tongs plop Supergrass’ heads onto torsos and limbs of incredibly spindly width and billowing length. In an age of chunky stars like Fred Durst, or buff ones like DMX, how wonderful to re-create a time when skinny roosters ruled. A

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