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Yablonowitz
01-14-2010, 09:46 AM
In my day, I loved all of these videos. Note the theme of paranoia and anti-authoritarianism that pervades many of these songs. I believe it's what has driven my in-your-face, take-no-prisoners personality.


GTR - "When The Heart Rules the Mind"
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Asia - "Go"
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Saga - "On the Loose"
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Rick Springfield - "Bop Til You Drop"
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Toto - "Stranger in Town"
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Trevor Rabin - "Something to Hold Onto"
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The Hooters - "All You Zombies"
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Marillion - "Uninvited Guest"
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Kansas - "All I Wanted"
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Aldo Nova - "Fantasy"
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Night Ranger - "The Secret to My Success"
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Egull
01-14-2010, 09:52 AM
Never loved, but still ridiculous.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQbZRMLKozk

luckyface
01-14-2010, 09:54 AM
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Awesome song, but the video is pretty stupid.
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Yablonowitz
01-14-2010, 10:02 AM
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Awesome song, but the video is pretty stupid.
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Genesis "Land of Confusion" is an inspired choice.

Mr.Nipples
01-14-2010, 10:03 AM
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CellarOwl
01-14-2010, 10:06 AM
Oh man. Here we go.

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Spike Jonze directed this one:
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sonofhal
01-14-2010, 10:10 AM
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hendrixfan143
01-14-2010, 10:11 AM
fly by sugar ray kicks ass all of the time

luckyface
01-14-2010, 10:12 AM
Holy shit! I haven't seen that Bobby Brown video in ages. He got quite the cast there (including a mobile Christopher Reeve).

tubescape
01-14-2010, 10:31 AM
I used to love so many vids from that era, when MTV actually played music videos. I don't think they were all ridiculously stupid, but there were a few that just always cracked me up. All those Van Halen/David Lee Roth vids were classics... Hot For Teacher, California Girls, and Just a Gigalo.

captncrzy
01-14-2010, 11:10 AM
Boy this is embarrassing:

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BlackSwan
01-14-2010, 11:12 AM
"Love" is a bit of a strong word, but "stupid?" Yes.

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TallGuyCM
01-14-2010, 11:16 AM
I can't embed it, but in 8th grade I really loved the video for "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by the Crash Test Dummies.

BROKENDOLL
01-14-2010, 11:36 AM
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BROKENDOLL
01-14-2010, 11:41 AM
Wait, I may have to retract that first video! G'damn, I just realized it still does it for me...even with the volume off. :)

york707
01-14-2010, 11:58 AM
I pretty much still ove the stuff I loved back then and I am certianly not embarassed abou tit.

Yablonowitz
01-14-2010, 01:21 PM
You oved tits?

AShortTermEffect
01-14-2010, 01:29 PM
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higgybaby23
01-14-2010, 01:32 PM
Just scrolling through this thread embarassed me.

TommyboyUNM
01-14-2010, 01:41 PM
OMG I never knew the 80's and 90's were so wacky. It's just never been talked about. Awesome thread, Yablo.

daftsquirrel
01-14-2010, 01:49 PM
All the gang bangers forgot about the drive by
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and possibly one of the best songs EVER.
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J~$$$$
01-14-2010, 01:58 PM
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AShortTermEffect
01-14-2010, 02:04 PM
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Hideous!! Fits perfectly in this thread though.

Egull
01-14-2010, 02:05 PM
and possibly one of the best songs EVER.
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When I dip you dip we dip.

sacleonard
01-14-2010, 02:15 PM
Spike Jonze directed this one:
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Thank you. Loved this song...

yeahfontaine
01-14-2010, 02:47 PM
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fatbastard
01-14-2010, 04:07 PM
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gmoneyak
01-14-2010, 04:49 PM
Surprised this hasn't been posted yet;

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MarkO
01-14-2010, 05:47 PM
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rskapcat
01-14-2010, 05:48 PM
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:pulse :pulse :pulse Love that song.

yeahfontaine
01-14-2010, 06:07 PM
Surprised this hasn't been posted yet;

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Oh my God, that's right. SO good. You win. I'm gonna go watch this a few dozen times now...

blackchango
01-14-2010, 07:01 PM
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blackchango
01-14-2010, 07:05 PM
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and this

Ardentbiscuit
01-14-2010, 07:19 PM
I love Paul Weller but geez, this video...I don't know what I was thinking I use to love this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMLoUTBy47U

It's strange I never realized how the morbid the lyrics were but how peppy the song was. Quite odd when I think about it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXuXikfIYHY

Watching this video now it's just disturbing..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxidefcsjDc

Yikes...and people complain about Lady Gaga?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Lec3m1pLY

Don't ask...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcOZ6xFxJqg

Really? EMI really bothers to disable embedding? What a joke..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFgCLJE9QPw

yeahfontaine
01-14-2010, 07:28 PM
I know. I had no idea before today that so many videos had disabled embedding. Bullshit.

Yablonowitz
01-14-2010, 08:59 PM
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and this

Wow. First of all, this is a good find and one I'd long forgotten about. However, it is the opposite of ridiculous. It's quite smart and cool and anti-80's in visual style all around.

The song, though, is awfully horrible but the video makes it almost ironically enjoyable. I just don't have a verdict on it - though I'm pretty sure it's subject to a good feminist thrashing.

I would argue, however, that its depiction of women is part of the self-awareness of the comic book genre it's mimicking and not a blind endorsement of the restricted self-determination that it portrays.

I'm going to dream about this video tonight, I predict.

daft$tar
01-14-2010, 10:48 PM
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downingthief
01-15-2010, 07:02 AM
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Well played!

downingthief
01-15-2010, 07:10 AM
Loved this song when I was in around 6th grade:

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Remember this one?
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Nothing says 80's like this one
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Yablonowitz
01-15-2010, 08:02 AM
All three of those were awesome. But "Working Girl" is GOLD!

It's such a trip watching these things now. It all seemed so normal at the time.

bottomfeeder
01-15-2010, 08:25 AM
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luckyface
01-15-2010, 08:32 AM
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Honestly, it was so weird not to hear "The Sun Smells Too Loud" seeing this video. It just didn't seem to match up as well.

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downingthief
01-15-2010, 09:06 AM
All three of those were awesome. But "Working Girl" is GOLD!

It's such a trip watching these things now. It all seemed so normal at the time.

That it is. New medium + low budgets + failed film directors = 99% shit. But, we loved it at the time, and wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I'm glad to say I grew up when MTV was new, "cutting edge", and actually played music videos.

AShortTermEffect
01-15-2010, 05:13 PM
Nothing says 80's like this one
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Downingthief, I return the compliment. This is a silly video. Mark Hollis is so goofy yet such a musical genius.

Yablonowitz
01-15-2010, 06:55 PM
Rush - "Distant Early Warning"
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Yablonowitz
01-15-2010, 07:10 PM
Jefferson Starship - "Sara" (Somewhat Freudian)

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PotVsKtl
01-15-2010, 07:12 PM
This dude Yablonowitz is old.

Yablonowitz
01-15-2010, 07:31 PM
Watching this video now it's just disturbing..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxidefcsjDc



The little girl in this is now embedded into my subconscious for future, random nightmares.

Yablonowitz
01-15-2010, 07:37 PM
Oh, man, this song was EPIC when it came out. I bought the album.

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downingthief
01-16-2010, 08:23 AM
Jefferson Starship - "Sara" (Somewhat Freudian)

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Back when Rebecca De Mornay was hot!