Hey everypony, SoggyDoggy here with the new segment: PMV Spotlight. Basically I talk about different PMVs that are really awesome rather than actual songs, because some of them are just as brilliant and usually musical anyway.
So why not start with one of the greatest PMVs ever made: Hardware Store. Tying first along with ‘Learn Like Twilight Sparkle’ in the August Top Ten Pony Videos 2011. I had a permanent grin while watching this for the first time and the second, third, every time.
This is a wonderfully edited video to compliment a brilliant Weird Al cover. It starts off with a bunch of tools’ noises, hammering, drilling etc. The PMV uses nifty segments from Over a Barrel, I especially like the Buffalo’s horn sharpener that matches the drilling in the music. Pinkie Pie appears in the background moving her head to the music before collapsing into the first verse.
Twilight is complaining about how boring life around Ponyville is, this is until she hears the big news. A new hardware store is being built and Twilight is way too excited about it. The chorus is one of my favourite bits, so much is happening in the song and it’s reflected in the video too, Twilight running around crazed while Winter Wrap Up ponies lead the backing choir.
The second verse picks up the pace, the tempo stays the same, it’s just more words are somehow crammed in each line. Twilight is mainly raving about all the fantastical stuff hiding inside the still locked store. I just laughed at the part about the promotional stunt, where every 27th customer gets a ball peen hammer free, the video has this written over the ‘Welcome Princess Celest-’ banner, instead reading ‘-a Ballpeen Hammer fr-’. Obviously because they couldn’t fit it all in.
There’s a break after the second verse, with Gala Ponies singing in the background before-
The third verse. Wow, just the song in this part is insane, so many words, so little time! The PMV uses clips for each of the products the song mentions, it’s so fast paced. I thought it would be fun to try to learn every single word in this song, including the dreaded third verse, and I did. After a month.
In conclusion this is a great, smile inducing PMV, definitely my favourite so far. I tip my imaginary hat to the creator.