6. April 2008 09:07
It seems like we aren't the only ones who spend half of our time trawling ebay for tat - apparently Madonna has been buying up budget classics for use in her latest promo vid! I've just caught the lastest Madonna video on BBC Breakfast and it's a four minute retro-fest in which Madonna, Justin Timberlake and annoyingly prolific R'n'B producer Timbaland (along with some blokes in red overalls - mechanics, perhaps?) leap over various overpriced UK registered retros including a Cressida, a Mercedes W123 Coupe, a Dolomite, a Hunter and a Volvo 240!
£7000? Crikey! I'll get mine on ebay straight away. I can see it now...we'll have 'Madonna video' added to ebay listings within the week. 'DRIFT, Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars, Rat Look, Madonna'.
Renault 25, MKIII Cortina (Life on Mars, Madonna video) Triumph Dolomite, Hillman Hunter (or Singer Vogue - that would make more sense, as she wrote a song about one!) and Triumph 2000 (Levis ad, Madonna video).
That's no way to treat a classic! * "c'mon vogue - let your body move to the music" * etc.
Obviously her red-suited mechanics couldn't fix the Cadillac and left Madge to push it while they danced on the roof of the Cressida. Retro enthusiasts might find this video difficult to watch because of the way the cars are treated. People of a non-retro persuasion will just find the 'tongue' bit rather lacking in taste...eeuugh! There's a preview of the video on madonna.com for those of you with a strong enough stomach, the song is called '4 minutes'.