I got lucky and found the VHS tape when I was cleaning out my office. I brought it... more »
I got lucky and found the VHS tape when I was cleaning out my office. I brought it up the street to a VHS conversion place in Burbank. I thought this was lost forever.
The band doesn't enter until around the 6 minutes mark and this isn't us in the video, though I will have to say this video impresses me as much now as it did all those years ago.
In 1999 I wrote...
Our fans our always sending crazy shit, bands are sending demos fit for inducing migraines, stupid homemade Jackass videos, subpoenas - all kinds of shit. One day I checked our mailbox and found a package containing a video entitled "Diarrhea on the Planet Kolob". I was thinking like, "Cool somebody made some goofy home movie and put our song in it." The tape sat on my desk for almost a month till I finally watched it one night when I was bored off my ass.
For the first I watched the VHS, which seemed like combination South Park, Thriller, and Gummo about a group of aliens sent to Earth by their merciless leader in a quest for quality entertainment thinking, "What does this have to do with us?". Then as it got a little way into it I realized - IT WASN'T A MOVIE WITH OUR SONG IN IT...IT WAS A MOVIE ABOUT OUR SONG AND IT WAS SOME REALLY IMPRESSIVE SHIT!! The film (about 10 minutes in length) is professional as hell, well written, and funny as fuck - AND IT WAS MADE BY SOME GUYS WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW!! THE FUCKING BACKSTREET BOYS DON'T GET ANYTHING THIS COOL!! « less
I don't want to spoil the whole the whole thing for you so you are going to have to check it out for yourself, but I would like to thank Gregory Vannoy and his co-star Clay for making something so kick ass.