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If I Had My Way

Supergroove , Music Video – 1996

from the single Backspacer (1996)

This single from Supergroove’s second album Backspacer (1996) reached number seven in the charts, and captures the band's shift from funk to rock after the exit of rapper Che Fu and trumpeter Tim Stewart. Via madcap music video logic, Spergroove are channeled into a fictional TV show, an exercise equipment promo, a pigsty, ice-skating rink, and a burning piano on a beach. The results won Best Video at New Zealand's local music award ceremony in 1997. Bassist/director Joe Lonie and cinematographer Sigi Spath had won it the previous year for another Supergroove video, You Gotta Know.

Wouldn't it be amazing to play a burning piano knee-deep in Manukau Harbour at dawn as a near gale force stormy tempest blows through? Of course! We get literal in a pig pen and then Karl injures himself on an ice-skating rink. You can tell we're all missing Che and Tim in this one.
– Supergroove member Nick Atkinson on this video

Key Cast & Crew

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Joe Lonie


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Sigi Spath Junior

Cinematographer, Producer