The band has just released its new single, Wind It Up, and wants the upcoming video to showcase fans playing air guitar to the tune by posting their performance on youtube.com.
The most intense renditions will be used in the final video and singer Steven Page says passion is more important than precision up to a point.
In his words, There are some people who dont understand that the part of the guitar near the tuning pegs sounds low, while the part up near the pickups sounds high.
He suggests folks unsure of their air guitar ability practice by holding a tennis racket, baseball bat or fly swatter.
Page says the contest came about because many fans at Barenaked Ladies shows air guitar during favorite songs.
He admits: We love it because its totally unconscious and theyre not trying to impress their neighbor or the band.
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