The Honeyrods "Love Bee" (found music video from American rock band; 1997)
Love Bee single cover.
Date found: 14 May '17
Found by: SADLAD84
The Honeyrods were an American alternative rock band based out of Nashville, Tennessee that consisted of lead singer Gordon Cabaniss (b. October 15, 1974); guitarist Chris Hunter, guitarist Matt Clemmons, bassist Jeremy Brashears, and drummer Michael Dale. The band was active between 1994 and 1997, and during this time they released 2 EPs (a self-titled EP in 1995, and an EP entitled Cha Cha Cha in 1996) and one full lengh album.
Love Bee was one (possibly the first) of three known singles from their self-titled major label debut album released by Capricorn Records in 1997, and is the only song from the band to have ever received a music video. Said music video was a homage to the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, and featured the band playing inside of an old house as it is slowly but surely engulfed with vines, with a giant beanstalk eventually erupting from beneath the house, carrying it up to the sky. The music video was filmed in San Francisco, California, and was directed by Michael Lucero, with it being the final video he would direct before he died in a car crash on May 8, 1998, at the young age of 35.
The video first aired on MTV2 in August 1997, with the band breaking up soon after its release due to the albums (presumable) financial failure, and Cabaniss being dissatisfied with the project as a whole. The video was presumably not broadcast often due to the bands overall obscurity. An MTV article on the band briefly had an embedded QuickTime video of the song available, but it has since become unavailable after the channel overhauled its website. The music video is now presumably under the control of Volcano Entertainment (the successor in interest to Capricorn Records), which has been dormant except for re-issues of its most popular artists.
On May 14th, 2017, Lost Media Wiki user SADLAD84 found the music video on a Russian YouTube-like site known as Gettube via an episode of the MTV series 120 Minutes dated September 7th, 1997, that had been uploaded to the site. On the same day, a user named dtlux1 uploaded the music video onto his YouTube channel, where it can still be viewed below.
- Soap Opera, another single from the album. Retrieved 04 Apr '19
- Float, another single from the album. Retrieved 04 Apr '19
- LuckyStarRadio podcast featuring Michael Dale. Retrieved 04 Apr '19
- Billboard magazine excerpt mentioning the videos production. Retrieved 04 Apr '19
- MTV article referencing Lucero's death. Retrieved 04 Apr '19
- mvdbase page about the video. Retrieved 04 Apr '19
- An MTV article on the "Love Bee" music video. Retrieved 14 Sep '16
- List of 120 Minutes episodes. Retrieved 04 Apr '19