Never Have too Much Howlin’ Wolf.
We recently created this music video for “Evil” by Howlin’ Wolf as part of the Videophonic session at the 2012 PromaxBDA Conference. The catch? All of the nine videos could only feature music that rocked out pre-MTV. Very few of us remember those days! But we dug through our music collection and pulled out a strange Rock and Roll version of the classic Howlin’ Wolf song “Evil.” In this version from 1969, Wolf sat in with a funky young rock band and created this strange mix of old school blues and wah-wah guitars. We say, gnarly.
For our music video, we envisioned a twisted Western narrative that felt more analog than digital. Although the animation is all-CG, the slew of hand-drawn animated textures bring the high contrast, white on black “scratch board” imagery to life.