To complement the fast-paced nature of the track, the music video for “Daytona 500” is composed of clips from the original anime series Speed Racer.It is also one of the first anime music videos to be shown on a TV channel, and currently is one of the most popular anime music videos. In addition, it has been one of the earliest anime music videos ever made.
“To some, he’s a classic hit-maker from the ’60s. To others, he’s a genius British-style pop musician and songwriter. To yet another audience, he’s a doomed and despairing artist who spent several years battling the bottle, delivering anarchistic records and performances while thumbing his nose at all pretenses of stardom, a quirky iconoclast whose influence has spawned the likes of the Replacements and Teenage Fanclub.”