Dr. Skinnybones are the masters of clever (mis)appropriation. For the past two years, they have been making prime American Brit-pop and tackling the question of Anglo-American identity. Now, with their video for “El Valtrex,” they have ambitiously taken on the question that has long bothered film professors: “what would a Spaghetti Western made by lanky, pizza-eating New Yorkers look like?” Well, its fucking sexy and screwy. Northeastern forests replace the desert, the Man with No Name is a long-haired lady, and the gruff, quiet outlaws are replaced by skinny dudes who are more likely to apologize for nicking your beer than they are to take your life. Now that Dr. Skinnybones have thrown down the gauntlet, what MCFK act can possibly top this video?
-Alexandre da Silva
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