This Is Your Music Video: Crispin Glover’s “Clowny Clown Clown”

For the record, I like Crispin Glover. A lot. I really like River’s Edge, and there’s this movie called Twister that is not the storm-chasing movie, but is a really weird “comedy” from 1989 with Dylan McDermott, and Hary Dean Stanton, and William S. Burroughs that is certainly an imperfect and maybe even terrible movie–which might be one of the reasons they’ve never released it on DVD–but features a really funny performance by Glover that is worth the price of an ancient VHS player (they sell those at the .99 cent store now, right?) and a trip to the eBay outlet mall. He was good in Back to the Future, and he was terrible in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, but everything was terrible in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle so you can’t really lay that at his Frankenstein feet. I’m looking forward to seeing him in Alice in Wonderland, and I am also looking forward to seeing him in Hot Tub Time Machine.

But part of Crispin Glover’s pre-meditated weirdness is making things that are literally unbearable. Like those books he put out in the ’90s? Woof. And What Is It? (link NSFW)? Yikes. More power to him, but maybe less power to him sometimes, you know?

Anyway, this video for a song called “Clowny Clown Clown” is your video for your song.

Crispin Hellion Glover: the thinking man’s Brokencyde. (Thanks for the tip, Drew.)