"Gimme Something Good" - Ryan Adams ft Elvira [YouTube Official Music Video]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published August 12, 2014

"Gimme Something Good" now has a music video that matches the awesomeness of the song. Featuring Cassandra Peterson - better known as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark - it's not what we would have expected, but that makes it all the better. Watch the official music video above, via Ryan Adams' VEVO YouTube channel.

The song is a throwback rocker with fantastic guitar, organ, and drum sounds. Adams' vocals are enthralling, and the lyrics have a great combination of angst and straight-forward earnestness. Meanwhile, Elvira is a real show-stopper in the video and fits right in with the retro vibe. Known for her dark and sexy appearance, it's pretty surprising that her accountant is actually the one that linked her up with Ryan Adams. Here's the backstory, via

"It's so bizarre, Ryan is a client of my accountant's and I didn't really know about him," Elvira's alter-ego Cassandra Peterson tells toofab. "I heard his name before, but didn't know much about him. He had initially approached me about a year ago to do a pinball machine, because he's a pinball freak. That didn't work out, but he called me up and said 'How about you do this music video with me.'"


The shoot went down on what Cassandra describes as a "1,000 degree" day in July at a warehouse in Downtown L.A.

"I hadn't heard the song until that day, when they played it about 500,00 times," she says. "It got in my head and I can't get it out. I liked the song a lot and I've looked a lot more into the music he's been doing. It was a really good experience -- despite the heat!"


"I really thought I was just going to have a cameo, I was thinking I was gonna be in it for a second," she says. "I've done a couple other music videos that weren't so great, but I'm floored about how this came out."

Adams' self-titled album with "Gimme Something Good" is due out on September 9th. Pre-order on Amazon, iTunes, and Ryan Adams' official store.

For Ryan Adams' latest music, news, and tour dates, check out his Zumic artist page.



Source: Ryan Adams VEVO YouTube

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