Scary-Ass Safety Video, Rescored With An EMS Synthi VCS3

Ever wonder why people were so freaked out in the 60’s?

Maybe it was disillusionment over racism, sexism, consumerism and war.

But, then again, maybe it was because kids had to watch disturbing public safety films like this one.

One Got Fat features one kid in a monkey mask after another dying tragically, because they didn’t obey traffic laws. That’ll teach those monkeys!

via simonsound1:

You should be watching me turning the dials and patching the pins on the EMS Synthi VCS3, but my video camera corrupted the file.

So instead you get to hear the VCS3 provide a new soundtrack for the strange cycling safety film from the 60’s ‘One Got Fat’.

I didn’t ‘write to picture’ so its no work of art! But I do think the VCS3 offers a suitably weird soundtrack to this already odd film.

19 thoughts on “Scary-Ass Safety Video, Rescored With An EMS Synthi VCS3

  1. Someone put this video to Everything You Do is A Balloon by Boards of Canada years ago. I can't help but think of that tune when I see this.

  2. This is what happens when you give monkeys bicycles. It was a major tragedy of the 60s.

    Any more films in this series? Maybe kids dressed as armadillos to illustrate the dangers of paedophiles? Or as pandas to show the hazards of making your own fireworks?

  3. Someone put this video to Everything You Do is A Balloon by Boards of Canada years ago. I can't help but think of that tune when I see this.

  4. Someone put this video to Everything You Do is A Balloon by Boards of Canada years ago. I can't help but think of that tune when I see this.

  5. Oh, I prefer this version. Less chat, more splat. And it has that really scary bit right at the beginning where the monkey at the picnic turns round to reveal an -almost- human face. Brrrr!

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