The Rambunctious Fun of OK Go!
OK Go, the L.A. rock band, born in Chicago, is known to millions of adoring fans the world over as much for the mind-bogglingly fun music videos they create as for the music they are set to. The band is composed of Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka and Andy Ross, who joined them in 2005, replacing Andy Duncan.
The band’s quirky videos are precisely choreographed stunts that include marching bands, Rube Goldberg-style contraptions, zero gravity, paint explosions, ballroom dancers, performing dogs, a glass floor, inkjet printers, and treadmill machines, to name just a few. Incredibly, most of the videos were shot in one take, with the actual band members singing and interacting with actual physical gadgetry -- a rare and wonderful treat in this era of otherwise computer-generated imagery in video and film.
Their 30 performance videos accompany music selections from OK Go’s four studio albums, “OK Go” (2002), “Oh No” (2005), “Of the Blue Colour of the Sky” (2010), “Hungry Ghosts “(2014), plus other promotions and TV show segments. OK Go’s videos have been viewed more than 200,000,000 times.
Watch all the OK Go videos on their YouTube Channel.
“All Together Now” was released in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown. It was shot over two months with various footage from the individual band members' homes during the stay-at-home orders. The song and video are dedicated to the frontline healthcare workers of the pandemic.
A re-mix of “All Together Now” will be released this month with music and artwork submitted by kids and adults from around the world.
Video: "Upside Down & Inside Out" (2016), OK Go.