Carl Lewis' "Break It Up"

The darndest things happen when Olympic medalists make music videos.


Salon Staff
April 14, 2005 9:10PM (UTC)

In 1987, nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis launched a brief and ill-fated career as a musician with the single "Break It Up," recorded with his band, Carl Lewis and the Electric Storm. The song is garden variety '80s pop, but the video, which Lewis has posted on his official Web site, is something else entirely. It begins in pure silliness, with Lewis, looking like a stacked Grace Jones, singing while working out in a gym. Later, as he sets to work seducing a portly, elderly woman in a hot tub, it becomes deeply strange. A treat.


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •