Dale Crover Debuts “I Can’t Help You There” Video






To view the “I Can’t Help You There” video, click the image above or follow this link: https://floodmagazine.com/82799/dale-crover-i-cant-help-you-there-video-premiere/


Nov. 16, 2020, LOS ANGELES – Dale Crover, the revered drummer of seminal rock band, the Melvins, has shared a second track from his forthcoming album, Rat-A-Tat-Tat! (Jan. 15, Joyful Noise Recordings), debuting a video for “I Can’t Help You There” via Flood Magazine (https://floodmagazine.com/82799/dale-crover-i-cant-help-you-there-video-premiere/).

“I enlisted Toshi Kasai and Alicia DiGiovanni to help direct, film and edit,” explains Crover. “I gave them the basic ideas I had and they ran with them. Inspiration came from ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,’ The Cramps’ 1978 performance at Napa State Mental Hospital, and the creepy face mask of LA Dodger Kiké Hernández.”

The clip, which continues Crover’s tributes to illustrious moments in video history (see his 2017 nod to Paul McCartney here), was directed by Crover and Toshi Kasai under the Deaf Nephews moniker. Kasai, a longtime recording partner to Crover and the Melvins, said: “It’s my first time directing a video, the result being like the music I produce, timeless entertainment!” Cinematographer Alicia DiGiovanni added: “The camera delighted in the playfulness of all of the animated characters, what a brilliant experience.”

Rat-A-Tat-Tat! is available for pre-order now (http://joyfulnoi.se/Rat-a-tat-tat), with a number of limited edition vinyl variants available including a Joyful Noise Recordings VIP release available that features red and purple swirl vinyl and flexidisc, as well as CD and digital. “Tougher” (https://youtu.be/AhDyEa7VhNo) and “I Can’t Help You There” are included as immediate downloads with all digital pre-orders.

Dale’s solo debut album, The Fickle Finger of Fate, arrived via Joyful Noise Recordings in the Summer of 2017. Rolling Stone said the offering showcased “a melodic sensibility weaned on Sixties pop and Seventies arena rock,” Dangerous Minds described the album “surprisingly airy and trippy,” and Magnet Magazine dubbed the collection “Beach Boys-meets-fuzz rock.” Crover hails from Aberdeen, Wash. and has the distinction of having played with the town’s two most famous bands: the Melvins (he’s been a member of the band since close to its inception, joining in 1984) and Nirvana. In the intervening years he has released dozens of albums as part of the Melvins, as well as various side projects including Altamont, Shrinebuilder, Crystal Fairy and most recently becoming a permanent member of Redd Kross.

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