Original Teenage Dirtbags, Wheatus, are back with the animated video for their new holiday single!
Lifted from the group’s new festive EP, ‘Just A Dirtbag Christmas’, available via Sony Legacy Recordings, the track sees the New Yorkers rework their classic single into a festive tune perfect for the Xmas party season.
Having taken the band back into the UK Top 40 and in launching their bid for this year’s Christmas No. 1, the new animated music video finds Buddy the Wheatus Dog, who’s featured on the cover of ‘Just A Dirtbag Christmas’, struggling for attention during the merriest time of the year. While the real Buddy has sadly passed away, the video serves as a funny, moving tribute to his can-do spirit.
Talking about the new video, Wheatus frontman Brendan B. Brown says: “I wanted to honour our beloved band dog Buddy, who left us this past summer, just before we started our UK & Irish tour.
“Gabrielle had written me into the lyric for Christmas Dirtbag as a kid whom Santa had forgotten about. Buddy always felt neglected when it came to treats, even though he got the MOST treats, so I thought, ‘…Well, I’ll just have to become a dog who likes AC/DC for the video then’… and wrote the treatment replacing myself with Buddy.”
Fans can also participate in a special Wheatus video for the holiday season using CapCut – submit your video entries HERE and you might see yourself in Wheatus’ newest video before the calendar turns to December 25!
Watch the video for Christmas Dirtbag below.