The Perms :: ‘The Parent Thing’


Fans of the hugely successful Breaking Bad series will be especially thrilled with the video for The Perms’ ‘The Parent Thing’.

The video opens with a short skit – bassist/vocalist Shane Smith is cooking “macaroni”. The threesome – Smith, as well as drummer John Huver and guitarist/vocalist Chad Smith – indulges in their “macaroni” before the skit turns to the typical music video, with wide shots of the band, followed by close-ups of each member, and shenanigans mixed throughout.

Musically, the song is seated firmly in the pop-rock genre though it’s skater-punk influences are undeniable. But my favourite part of the video is the end, which features about a minute of outtakes. It really humanizes the band and makes the non-music parts that much better.

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