Dave Cloud and The Gospel of Power

Dave Cloud's Filmography

Music Videos

  • Dave Cloud & The Gospel of Power, "Vixen...Vixen...Fox...Fox" (2007, unreleased)
  • Bobby Bare, "Are You Sincere" (2005)
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  • Dave Cloud & The Gospel of Power, "Subliminal Face" (2001)
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Films & Television Programs

Television Advertisements

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Trash Humpers
Feature film, written and directed by Harmony Korine, 2009
  Both Dave Cloud and Gospel of Power guitarist Paul Booker make appearances in Harmony Korine's polarizing portrait of a group of elderly, Nashville degenerates. Cinema Scope calls the film a "slice of Southern-gothic science fiction."

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A Difficult Days Afternoon
Documentary, directed by Michael Carter, 2008

Documentary of Dave Cloud & The Gospel of Power's 2006 European tour, during which the group played a dozen shows in the UK and Norway. Directed by Nashvillian Michael Carter, the film chronicles the day-to-day lives of Cloud and band members Matt Bach, Matt Swanson and Ben Martin, from gritty London to picturesque Bergen. Includes concert footage from several shows.

In May 2008 the film had its world premiere at Bergenfest (during the band's second European tour) and U.S. premiere at Nashville's Belcourt Theatre.

Dave Cloud in A Difficult Days Afternoon

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Budweiser "True Dedication"
TV ad campaign; concept by Fallon, directed by Harmony Korine, 2008
  Visit the Budweiser UK Web site

Anheuser-Busch's spring 2008 "True Dedication" ad campaign for Budweiser beer featured Dave Cloud as a mentor for an unnamed band of Nashville musicians. Created by ad agency Fallon for the UK market, the campaign included several TV spots filmed in Nashville and directed by Harmony Korine (produced by 2AM Films).

The ads show the band playing the 1969 tune "Popcorn" and Salt-n-Pepa's "Push It," and jamming free-style at Springwater (Cloud's hometown hangout). The band members include Lucas Leigh, John Sharp, Rob Cureton, Brian Kotzur, Sami Elamri and William Tyler (who contributed guitar work on Cloud's album Pleasure Before Business).

Learn more about the "Bud band" at Band Weblogs.

Dave Cloud in Travel Sick

Dave Cloud in Budweiser UK's ad campaign
© Anheuser-Busch
  "Budweiser—True Dedication: Popcorn"
"Budweiser—True Dedication: Band Intro"
  "Budweiser—True Dedication: Hey Hey Sessions"
"Budweiser—True Dedication: Basement Jam"

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The Golden Egg
Short film, directed by Michael Carter, 2006

In his first proper acting part, Dave Cloud is the quintessential "bad role model" for his young boy in this satirical examination of masculinity and gender roles in the American family. Chris Crofton plays the unfortunate son as an adult—now married and with a child of his own.

Written by Seth Pomeroy and Shane Kennedy, the film was made in Nashville, Tennessee, by Hot Heat Productions. The film won several awards in Nashville's 48 Hour Film Project in 2006: First Runner Up, Best Family, Honorable Mention—Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor (for Chris Crofton).

Caution: strong language and some violence.

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Bobby Bare: "Are You Sincere"
Music video, directed by Roger Pistole, 2005

Music video for country music outlaw Bobby Bare's song "Are You Sincere" from his 2005 album The Moon Was Blue. Cloud is one of the "dancers" featured throughout the video. Filmed in Nashville, Tennessee.

You can watch the video at CMT.com, Download.com, or RealGuide.

Dave Cloud with a fellow dancer in "Are You Sincere"

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Dave Cloud
Short documentary video, directed by Michael Carter, 2005

This video portrait of Dave Cloud captures the many incarnations of his mischievous and creative spirit: karaoke king, garage-rock shaman, genial trickster, and spinner of tales.

Includes 2003 concert footage of Dave Cloud & The Gospel of Power performing "Teenage Rebel" and "Stripping for Cash" in a Nashville basement club.

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Dave Cloud & The Gospel of Power: "Subliminal Face"
Music video, directed by Roger Pistole, 2001

Music video for the song "Subliminal Face" from Dave Cloud's 1999 album Songs I Will Always Sing.

Filmed at Springwater—Nashville's famous dive bar (and Cloud's musical home base).

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Travel Sick (episode 101)
TV program, directed by Duncan Wilson and hosted by Grub Smith, 2001
  Television program originally broadcast on the Bravo channel (UK) and Comedy Central (US). In the program's first episode "Tennessee: Cut a Single at Sun Studios," Cloud is recruited for an ad hoc band to record a song at the Memphis studio made famous by Elvis Presley. Cloud's dry wit provides the only real humor in an otherwise unremarkable show: "I thought I couldn't do this, but [now] I think this could actually be good."
Dave Cloud in Travel Sick

Dave Cloud with Grub Smith in Travel Sick
© Comedy Central

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Feature film, written and directed by Harmony Korine, 1997
  Order the Gummo DVD from Amazon.comHarmony Korine's controversial film starring Wendall Carr and Chloë Sevigny. Dave Cloud is shown playing guitar and trombone in a brief, uncredited appearance. For more information visit Fine Line Features' official Gummo Web site.  
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