Saturday Art: Garfunkel and Oates – “Save the Rich”
I first got turned on to Garfunkel and Oates here at fdl back in 2008, when a commenter linked to one of their early songs. Soon afterward, their song about Pat Robertson and Proposition 8, Sex With Ducks, became their first big Youtube and internet hit. Their early work as a singing group was markedly low tech and low budget, with Ricki Lindhome (Garfunkel) playing a cheap electric keyboard and Kate Micucci (Oates) playing ukelele. They were gifted with a sense of self parody from the beginning. With Sex With Ducks, they began producing fairly slick music videos that not only are more expensive to produce, they sometimes parody such videos made by others.
The “official video” of Save the Rich does just that – it parodies such iconic music videos as We Are the World. Here is the official version of Save the Rich: