Fall Out Boy Works With Chimps In Thanks For The Memories

Chicago alternative/pop punk band Fall Out Boy has released the music video for Thnks Fr Th Mmrs, a mockumentary showing the making of a music video by a crew of chimpanzees. Patrick Stump, lead singer/guitarist, looks to bass guitarist Pete Wentz for confirmation that working with apes is going to be worthwhile. His fears are confirmed when the director Alan Furryson (a reference to the real director’s name) yells cut and suggests he would have been better working with Panic! At The Disco instead of FOB. It’s not as if Stump can’t relate to chimps. He’s shown playing chess with an orangutan later.

Patrick plays chess with orangutan

Chimp cracks a joke

The director ambles back to his seat and uses his Nokia 5300 XpressMusic phone to message his contempt for the band to an acquaintance. The film crew cracks jokes at the band’s expense: “Shoot him from his good side”. “This guy doesn’t have a good side!”

Pete has makeup applied by chimps

The stress of working with apes starts to wear thin. Drummer Andy Hurley storms out when he discovers a chimp has taken over his drum set, knocking over a monkey on a barrel, joined by lead guitarist Joe Trohman in a Chevy Tahoe.

Pete knocks off the B from FOB

Pete calls William Beckett (lead singer for The Academy) on his mobile phone while having his face made up by chimps. In the dressing room lead guitarist he applies TAG Body Spray’s “All-Nighter” fragrance only to discover a pair of chimp’s arms caressing his chest. He’s given lessons on how to kiss a woman (Kim Kardashian) by the director. He finally loses his cool though when the director starts fondling the woman while the band is playing. He takes his guitar and knocks down the “B” from the stage’s “FOB”, leaving it spelling F.O.

Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube

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TAG Body Spray assisted Fall Out Boy in providing an iPod version and full screen QuickTime version of the video free to visitors to the Fall Out Boy site until the video was released on iTunes. Download the music video at iTunes.

Thnks Fr Th Mmrs

Thanks For The Memories Credits

Thanks For The Memories was filmed by Anonymous Content director Alan Ferguson, who also directed the earlier FOB music video, “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race”, director of photography Shawn Kim, executive producer Sheira Rees Davies and producer Jacquie Frisco.

Post production and visual effects were done at Artichoke, New York. Online editor was Tim Huchings.

Editorial work was done at Company X, New York, by Megan Brennan, with assistant editor Dave Madden, executive producer Rachelle Way. Sound was designed at Sugarbox, New York, by Megan Brennan and Jeff Slutz, with executive producer Rachelle Way.

Lyrics for Thnks fr th Mmrs (Thanks For The Memories)

I’m gonna make you bend and break (it sent you to me without wings)
Say a prayer, but let the good times roll
In case God doesn’t show (let the good times roll, let the good times roll)
And I want these words to make things right
But it’s the wrongs that make the words come to life
Who does he think he is?
If that’s the worst you’ve got, better put your fingers back to the keys

One night and one more time
Thanks for the memories
Even though they weren’t so great
He tastes like you only sweeter

One night yeah and one more time
Thanks for the memories
Thanks for the memories
See he tastes like you only sweeter
Ohhhhhh

Been looking forward to the future
But my eyesight is going bad
In this crystal ball
It’s always cloudy except for (except for)
When you look into the past (look into the past)
One night stand. (One night stand, off!)

One night and one more time
Thanks for the memories
Even though they weren’t so great
He tastes like you only sweeter

One night yeah one more time
Thanks for the memories

Thanks for the memories
See, he tastes like you only sweeter
ohhhh

(They say) I only think in the form of crunching numbers
In hotel rooms, collecting page-six lovers
Get me out of my mind
Get you out of those clothes
I’m a line away
From getting you into the mood (wa-ooooohhh)

One night and one more time
Thanks for the memories
Even though they weren’t so great
He tastes like you only sweeter

One night yeah one more time
Thanks for the memories
Thanks for the memories
See, he tastes like you only sweeter

One night and one more time (one more night, one more time)
Thanks for the memories
Even though they weren’t so great (even though they weren’t so great)
He tastes like you only sweeter

One night yeah one more time (one more night, one more time)
Thanks for the memories (for the memories)
Thanks for the memories (for the memories)
See, he tastes like you only sweeter