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Barnes & Barnes: Fish Heads (1980)

Surreal music video for the song "Fish Heads" by Barnes and Barnes. A man buys a fish head at the market. A homeless man approaches him. The man shows him the fish head. Absurdist song featuring real fish heads in novelty hats begins.

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Surreal music video for the song "Fish Heads" by Barnes and Barnes. A man buys a fish head at the market. A homeless man approaches him. The man shows him the fish head. Absurdist song featuring real fish heads in novelty hats begins.

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One of the classic music videos
10 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

It's a mild surprise to see "Fish Heads" listed as a short film, but I suppose it is.

The song is odd, as is the film. Most people watch it for the first time with their mouth open. I think this is the highest recommendation possible for a music video (surpassed possibly only by The Residents' "Hello Skinny.")

This short film is available on the Barnes & Barnes music video compilation, "Voobaha" (or something like that.) Their other videos aren't as startling as "Fish Heads" but they are a lot of fun.


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