With all the talk of jackass 3.5 the unrated movie on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and DTO this week it kinda makes me want to go back there ... so go back I shall! Last August while the soundtrack was being hashed out to accompany jackass 3D, Jeff Tremaine was asked to direct a music video for the song "Memories" by Weezer featuring backing “vocals” (for lack of a better word) by the jackass cast. This was meant to be a quick, down, dirty, and low budget job, so what better place to shoot such a thing than at the legendary Pink Motel pool in Sun Valley, California.
The song itself had entirely different meaning to the two parties involved in what became an old school pool party, but for many of us our “memories” pertained to—what else—Search For Animal Chin with a deep-end dash of Skate Visions (the latter of which an obvious attempt was made to recreate a similar "guitar carve" a la Agent Orange, but Chris Pontius eventually had to step in and school Weezer bassist Scott Shriner in the proper move as Salba scored the death box below).
The mental souvenir taken home by most everyone that day came when Christian Hosoi effortlessly popped over pool props Johnny Knoxville, Dave England and Steve-O, as there’s nothing so great as seeing icons from the past still laying it out in the present.
(Photos by Sean Cliver; Sun Valley, California 2010)