Ty Segall becomes—or is transformed into? or is revealed as?—the monster he has always been, or that we have all always been? Yes, there's music—a Funkadelic-style intro and variously dismembered aspects of tracks from Segall's punishing Emotional Mugger, currently still legal to purchase—and yes, there's video, but actually this is a miniature movie or more accurately a transmission from another universe just one degree past parallel." /> L.A. Record

VIDEO: TY SEGALL “EMOTIONAL MUGGER”

February 2nd, 2016 | News

Carpenter’s They Live, Burns’ Black Hole and Cronenberg’s Videodrome are the dead-eyed ancestors of this not-safe-for-1984 midnight-movie bad trip directed by Matt Yoka, in which a man who looks a lot like Ty Segall becomes—or is transformed into? or is revealed as?—the monster he has always been, or that we have all always been? Yes, there’s music—a Funkadelic-style intro and variously dismembered aspects of tracks from Segall’s punishing Emotional Mugger, currently still legal to purchase—and yes, there’s video, but actually this is a miniature movie or more accurately a transmission from another universe just one degree past parallel.

Features a striking cameo from @BlaqueChris, the subversive machinations of one F. Bermudez, a vocal take from “Diversion” that sounds like half a payphone conversation from Repo Man and a video montage done like a Google image search version of Clockwork Orange‘s Ludovico Technique. This video can not be considered to be safe for work or life, and most importantly, there’s no escape—just degrees of engagement and delay. But you know … it does have a happy ending, or at least an ending where the sun comes up, and in some movies, that’s the best you can get. Full credits/culprits below.

Director: Matt Yoka
Story: Ty Segall, F. Bermudez, and Matt Yoka
Executive Producer: Dan Koretzky
Producer: Constance Melkonian, Ty Segall, and F. Bermudez
Director of Photography: Douglas E. Porter
First Assistant Camera: Matt Thompson
Assistant Director: Chris Greer
Special Makeup Effects: Josh Russell, Sierra Russell, and Ron Karkoska
Prop Master: Rico Orta
Prop Assistant: Jade Thompson
Costume: Judith Rothman-Pierce
Visual Effects: Chris Martz and Colson Knight
Colorist: Robbie Renfrow
Editor: Matt Yoka

Music From The Album “Emotional Mugger” by Ty Segall
Remixed for this video by Ty Segall and F. Bermudez

Actors:
Victim – Chris Mathis
Cop – Al Burke
Prostitute – Lindsay Murray
Pimp – Chad Ubovich
Phoneface (Eyeless) – Tommy Kearney
Phoneface (Sad) – Chloe Schildhause
Phoneface (E-Cig) – Chris Greer
Phoneface (Recharge) – Constance Melkonian
Phoneface (Wino) – Kyla McCracken
Phoneface #1 – Thomas Steensland
Phoneface #2 – Travis Lees
Phoneface #3 – Veronica Haro
Phoneface #4 – Stephanie Loza
Phoneface #5 – Aaron Korbe