There was a time when things were simpler. Folks grew their own produce, made their own clothes, rode horses everywhere, mated with aliens...wait, what?
Enter The Kelly Family: American ex-pat singing cult - I mean family - who had great success in Europe back in the mid-90s with their flowing tresses, folk-rock jams, and a wacky gypsy wardrobe that would make Stevie Nicks jealous. This is one of their more out-there tunes and the video is simply glorious. It's the kind of art that only ex-patriate, home-schooled cult children could come up with.
"She came lookin' out, baby, for a Romeo. She ain't lookin' out, baby, for a Homie-boy." That is an actual lyric. Homie boy.
Behold: "Fell in Love With An Alien"
I'll give you a second to wipe your blown brains off of the computer screen. All done? Great! Let's break down this masterpiece.
The Things That Rule the Most About The Kelly Family's "Fell In Love With An Alien"
1. The lyrics. Obviously: "Out in the fields where farmers grow bread, when called for the meals, they took for the shed."
I know that these kids grew up outside of the States, but apparently, they never learned how bread-making works.
2. Somehow this magical forest can cordlessly power an electric bass, but they can't get this kid a real drum set. I can just imagine the planning meeting for this video: "Ok, Maria, you're on Vocals. Joey, play the s*** outta that guitar. Angelo - you're the youngest so you're on stump drums. Have fun with that."
3. This commercial probably actually doubled as a late-90s European shampoo commercial. "Frizzy Alien-fro getting you down? Try new Gypsy Tress shampoo from L'Oreal. Get hair that's out of this world!"
4. The fact that the lovechild of Mr. Kelly and Ms. Alien is most likely Edgar Winter:
5. This song will be stuck in your head. Forever. You're welcome.