Avalanches and Gnarls Barkley psychiatry mashup

Laptop Punk has created a mashup of two curiously complementary music videos: Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy and The Avalanches’ Frontier Psychiatrist.

The original version of Frontier Psychiatrist is a turntable satire on clich√©s about psychiatry and mental illness taken from films of the 1950s, that include mental illness being dangerous, psychiatrists having couches and patients being ‘crazy as a coconut’.

In contrast, Crazy gives us the modern voice of someone who’s lost their mind, but suggests that being betrayed in love is the greater madness.

When combined, they make an unlikely couple, but the musical mix works well and the contrast is wryly appropriate.

Link to Gnarls Barkley / Avalanches mashup.

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