The Pretty Reckless - Miss Nothing

27 October Critic Jonni 0 Comments



It's Thursday, so it's revisit time, and I'm so happy to feature The Pretty Reckless on my blog again this week, after reviewing "Take Me Down" from their new album which I reviewed for CelebMix. This was the song that got me onto The Pretty Reckless in the first place, and I always watched this video when it came on the music channels, although I don't see why I did. The Pretty Reckless dine at the head table of the wedding of the frontwoman Taylor Momsen, but there's no groom. It's an imitation of The Last Supper, She climbs on the table and rolls around, crawls, stands and crawls underneath as she sings "Miss Nothing".

The Pretty Reckless consist of four members who are Taylor Momsen, Jamie Perkins, Ben Phillips and Mark Damon. Their first album, which this was their second single from, was big in the UK, and their subsequent albums followed suit. At the time rock music was big here in the UK, and it will always be a part of our 00's era. Nowadays, rock music is less mainstream. It manages to rack up on the albums chart, but as for the singles chart, rock music barely scrapes in. This is why their new singles haven't charted well, but their albums have done fantastically. This song was written by Taylor Momsen, Ben Phillips and Kato Khandwala.

Directed by Meiert Avis, who has directed many videos, including the new one from The Pretty Reckless "Take Me Down". This video is a static narrative piece; it's a scene right out of a story, twisted and pulled apart and then given a whole new visual.

The whole thing is a new visual of The Last Supper. Taylor Momsen pulls off her veil and climbs on to the table. There is a close up of her pouring water for the other guests, which never made sense to me, but now I know it's an imitation of The Last Supper, it makes perfect sense.

She does various other things, messing the whole scene up, walking on the table, throwing food, smashing a bottle off a guy's head. She literally causes chaos but with no one to react to it it's unsettling.

The final scene shows her sprawled on the table, still looking sexy regardless of everything, whilst various so-called famous people come in to stand around. Of these people, Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Chaplin and John Lennon can be seen.

Overall, as a reworked version of The Last Supper, it works magically. Yet it doesn't quite go with the lyrics of the song. On the other hand, Taylor Momsen totally rocks this! The rest of the band play an active part in the video as the guests.
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