Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good” Video (Feat. Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark)

By Tom Breihan / August 12, 2014

Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark was a campy, vamped-out TV host who would present horror movies on local L.A. TV in the ’80s and who somehow crossed over to become a mainstream star, with her own action figures and pinball machines and such. She is exactly the sort of nostalgic figure who Ryan Adams loves, and so maybe it’s not a surprise that she’s in the video for his new midtempo Petty-esque rocker “Gimme Something Good,” the first single from his new self-titled LP. Michael Reich directed the video, which has Adams singing in a dark, spooky mansion while Elvira looms nearby. Check it out below.

Ryan Adams is out 9/9 on Pax-Am/Blue Note.