Replay! Lenny Kravitz “American Woman”
[REPLAY! is a weekly feature where we jump in the DeLorean to review an ancient “music video.” It’s like Throwback Thursday except it sounds a lot cooler and doesn’t have a #hashtag.]
Everyone knows the words to “American Woman,” but how many people know it was originally from Canadian rock band The Guess Who? It might seem crazy to use a Canadian song to kick off Fourth of July weekend, but the Lenny Kravitz version bleeds stars and stripes.
Once he does his bad ass walk through the desert in full leather jacket, he’s front and center in front of a giant flag. We like the song. We don’t hate Lenny Kravitz. We’re also not kidding ourselves that the enduring glory of this video is all about chicks in bikini tops and Heather Graham rolling up in a star spangled American muscle drop top wearing–you guessed it!–a bikini top. Bikes. Babes. Muscle cars. Explosions. Rock music. ‘Merica.