Best of YouTube: #67

Every Friday, the MusicRadar team submits its own personal favourite music videos and clips on the net.

Some clips we really like, others are simply comedy classics or oddly intriguing. But all are well worthy of your eyeballs.


Steel Panther - Death To All But Metal (NSFW)

After Bad News, Spinal Tap and Tenacious D, does the world need another parody metal band? "Hell yeah" say LA's Steel Panther. WARNING: the lyrics are offensive and the clothes criminal – as is the point. But you will laugh. If only once. And if nothing else, Steel Panther raise the bar for parody band musicianship, if you like ripping solos. After all, these guys were playing this kinda stuff 'for real' in the '80s. Enter the Steel Panther guitar soloing contest here. Michael Leonard


Let's Wrestle - We Are The Men You'll Grow To Love Soon

Ah, the comedy pop video - a bit Napoleon Dynamite, a bit Feel Alright, a lot of running round in your pants for the camera... Anyway – we give you Let's Wrestle, straight out brilliant pop-punk threesome beloved of 6Music's Marc Riley who spotweld the shambling melody of Buzzcocks with the supersmart-but-daft lyrics of Art Brut. This writer saw these guys play to a room of sixteen last night and frankly, it didn't matter a bit. If you like this, try this slice of fizzy-pop genius and then buy everything they've ever done twice. Mike Goldsmith


The Dead Weather make a record

With the Sony Walkman celebrating its 30th birthday this week,Jack White and co take us back to an even older school where music is consumed via spinning discs of of black vinyl. The thoroughly awesome closing track Will There Be Enough Water? from The Dead Weather's Horehound LP provides the soundtrack to footage captured at the United Record Pressing plant. For more grainy black and white footage of the busiest man in music today, check this. Chris Vinnicombe

Smells Like Teen Spirit deconstructed by Butch Vig

Butch Vig chose Nevermind as one of his career-defining records. "No shit," I hear you say. Obviousness aside, here's Butch behind the console, deconstructing the vocals and lead guitar layers of Smells Like Teen Spirit. Tom Porter


La Roux – Bulletproof (live)

La Roux's recent 'admission' that her music has '80s influences goes down as one of the most needless statements of 2009, but even at a time when synth-loving female singers are all over the charts, her sound is distinctive. Latest single Bulletproof currently sits at number 1 in the UK – here she is performing it in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. Ben Rogerson


Instruments played in super slo-mo

A fascinating set of videos in which different instruments are hit or strummed, as seen through the eye of an ultra-high-speed camera. Above is crash cymbal; there's also a snare drum and an electric guitar. And as a non-music bonus, here's a guy getting smashed in the face with a water balloon - slowly. Chris Wickett


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