PARODY: "Conan Look At My Life" - A Barbarian Take on Classic Neil Young Song
In these strange end times/new times, what could be more fulfilling than a goofy Neil parody to lighten the mood?
Neil Young's classic song "Old Man" is revamped for this video using Conan the Barbarian film footage.
Simply beyond goofy and must be seen to be believed. Jimmy Fallon, view this and weep!
"One might think that a parody of this classic rock ballad that mixes sorrowful nostalgia with John Milius' vision of Conan the Barbarian would come across as silly. It doesn't. Nat Kramer's parody music video "Conan Look at My Life" works because it adheres to the first rule of parody songs, above all things make sure that your song is good." (Thanks Advanced Dungeons and Parenting!)
Slave. Warrior. Wagnerian Role Model.
The media alchemy no one was waiting for: A tender and powerful song by Neil Young meets the peak physique of Arnold and the unflinching, savage vision of Milius and Howard.
Those who brought this jewel to light, in all its facets:
This Music Performance & Video:
Producer/Editor: Nat Kramer
Associate Producer/Lyrics: Adam Masek
Guitar/Lead Vocals/Faux Pedal Steel: Rob Fitzgerald
Drums: Robin Chestnut
Bass: Bad Bad Dan
Engineered by Jeremy Averitt
Secondary Engineering by Rob Fitzgerald/Nat Kramer
Post-Production Audio: Fitzgerald/Averitt/Kramer
Assistant Wordsmith Flava: Sasha Strong/Kramer
Further Well-Deserved Credit, Respect, and Admiration to:
Original Song "Old Man" by Neil Young, from the album Harvest (1972).
Conan - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Thulsa Doom - James Earl Jones
Valeria - Sandahl Bergman
Subotai - Gerry Lopez
Mako - The Wizard
Writer/Director - John Milius
Director of Photography - Duke Callaghan
Editor - Carroll Timothy O'Meara
Music - Basil Poledouris (We didn't use any here, but it was too good not to mention! Bravo.)
Executive Producer - Dino De Laurentiis
Executive Producer - Edward R. Pressman
Executive Producer - D. Constantine Conte
Producer - Raffaella De Laurentiis
Producer - Buzz Feitshans
Story - Edward Summer
Writer - Oliver Stone
Sword Master - Kiyoshi Yamasaki
Art Direction - Pier Luigi Basile & co.
Costume Design - John Bloomfield
Set Decoration - Giorgio Postiglione
...and of course Robert E. Howard, original creator of Conan.
*AND* every single other person who helped accomplish the spectacular vision of Conan... in and around 1982.