what is okgo?
what is okgo?
a type of dance or what?
chinese answer please!
- ?Lv 71 十年前最愛解答
OK Go are a Grammy-nominated rock band from Chicago and Washington DC, best known for their singles "Get Over It", "A Million Ways", and "Here It Goes Again." They are also well known for their geek rock outfits which include waistcoats, sweater vests, ties, shirts and smart trousers such as khakis, office trousers or chinos which they use when performing in reminiscence of bands such as Weezer, They Might Be Giants and hellogoodbye. Influenced by artists like Cheap Trick, Raspberries, Fugazi, T. Rex and Queen, OK Go shares management with They Might Be Giants, another band with whom they toured before signing to Capitol Records.
However, outside of their fanbase, they are best known for the extremely popular music video for "Here It Goes Again", featuring the band performing dances on eight side-by-side treadmills. MTV had rejected the idea for a music video for the song, so instead, the band improvised a video using eight treadmills from the local gymnasium free of charge. The music video was done in one take and was uploaded to YouTube, where it has received well over ten million views.
The band also served as the house band for public radio program This American Life on the show's fifth anniversary tour. Ira Glass, the show's host, wrote their first official bio, calling them "living catnip" and describing their songs as "part indie rock, part stadium rock, part straight up pop with the occasional whiff of Weezer or The Cars or Elliott Smith."
After OK Go's exposure on This American Life and their relationship with They Might Be Giants, the band released its self-titled debut album in 2002. In the United Kingdom, "Get Over It" debuted at No. 24 in the singles chart on March 16, 2003, and the band performed it on that week's edition of Top of the Pops. Also that week, the single's video was named video of the week by Q magazine. The single was also featured in the EA Sports video games Triple Play Baseball 2002 and Madden NFL 2003.
The band contributed a cover of "This Will Be Our Year," the Zombies classic, as the lead track of Future Soundtrack for America, a political benefit album put out by Barsuk Records in the fall of 2004. Lead singer Damian Kulash also became somewhat politically active during that election cycle, writing a heavily downloaded how-to-guide entitled "How Your Band Can Fire Bush" for bands hoping to help unseat President George W. Bush.