Best music video from the 80s

PeoplesElbow

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I was a teenager and quite familiar with Ms Kittean.



Being a drag racing fan and having seen them on the Dr Feelgood tour in Pittsburgh I am also partial to this video



I like the stadium setting in this one, never got to see GnR though :(
 
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Larry Gude

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Oxymoron!!! No such thing! There is MUSIC and there is NOT music.
NOT music has video. Because there isn't enough music.

That's like best soup with fly in it. It's like best veggie burger. Or best well done steak....
 

Grumpy

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Shaddup, Mr. Gude..Thread title is music VIDEO...now say you are sorry and go away...thank you
 

PeoplesElbow

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Oxymoron!!! No such thing! There is MUSIC and there is NOT music.
NOT music has video. Because there isn't enough music.

That's like best soup with fly in it. It's like best veggie burger. Or best well done steak....
There is plenty of good music with videos, even before MTV the music video existed.
 

Kyle

Just being a fly in the ointment...
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He'll be back when this thread transitions to naked karaoke!
 

my-thyme

..if momma ain't happy...
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Hey! Thought of this one as soon as I saw the tread title. Go figure.....

[video=youtube;djV11Xbc914]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914[/video]
 

my-thyme

..if momma ain't happy...
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haha And I just started (like, 3 nights ago just started) a YouTube playlist of favorite videos, to set playing on the 60" while fixing dinner/doing dishes. Take Me On and Thriller were some of the first ones added. Along with

[video=youtube;dQw4w9WgXcQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ[/video]


HAHAHAHAHAHA
 

Larry Gude

Strung Out
There is plenty of good music with videos, even before MTV the music video existed.
No, there wasn't. There was great music that had video added to it for the heck of it but video takes other wise crap music and adds the visual so that when you hear said crap the Pavolvian stimuli is activated which, as everyone knows, completely disengages the ears so that what you are ACTUALLY hearing is the visual imprint replayed from the part of your brain that has been taken over and sabotaged. Not that there should need to be because it is sooooo obvious but it can't be proven BECAUSE you can't UN-hear it, can't DIS-connect the neurological fracturing done via the imagery or, otherwise, we could take some 'good' song, as per MTV standards, and play it back, preferably live, and you'd go screaming from the room; SUCK!!!!

And, that's another thing; Video is SOLELY responsible for lip syncing. That's right. The demands of video exploded once it was discovered that you could get people to listen to ANYTHING if you mind raped them first with visual over stimulation and so, the demands for the video performance exploded and, seeings how watching people PLAY an actual instrument isn't really as impressive looking as it should be, the decision was made to start adding STUPID #### that looks really impressive; synchronized cheer leading whereby band members who used to spend the entire existence at their craft suddenly were surrounded by cheerleaders who, by extension, made them look great so that stunningly ugly guitar players whose ONLY redeeming characteristic was that they could PLAY were now made to look sexy, kewl, and as though they, too, had moves. Satan, as usual, laughed and spread his wings. Even drummers, long hidden behind symbol and mic stands become stars. Quasimodo was simply born at the wrong time as he, too, could have become a sex symbol simply by surrounding him with a bunch of hot babes doing some sort of pseudo synchronized whatever the #### that sorta referenced the stumbling and spasmatic movements of the now decaying skill musicians. Point being you can't sing AND do the barnyard chicken dance at the same time; eject singing. Unless your name is Pink.

Thus, there was no night the music died, no single day old Dixie was torn down. Oh, no. This was boiling frog business here and it was done low and slow but it WAS DONE as greedy execs knew they could get cheerleaders anywhere AND no longer would be at the mercy of extremely talented musicians who held the reigns of power by virtue of their virtuosity. Now, they could take ANY four dumb ####s off the street *cough* Poison, and SELL some product, just add ass. Synchronized ass.

And thus the darkness covered the earth and the children cried.
 

Larry Gude

Strung Out
Furthermore, YOU used to 'own' a song. You heard it and you interacted with it YOUR way. YOU and the art were as ONE, how it impacted you, what you felt, saw, experienced while listening. It was ALL yours.

Then, Video killed that. Just slashed music's neck and left it there to bleed out so Milli Vanilla (or is it Miley?) could come along, pick up some props, take some cloths off, choreograph some seizures and roll some cameras. NOW you are TOLD via the aforementioned mind ####ing capacity of video WHAT to hear, WHAT the song is about, WHAT it is SUPPOSED to mean to YOU. Music, video, music video, the UN thing that should NOT be, TOOK music away from ALL of us. "Here, everyone, this is what you will FEEL and think and experience and, thus, DO, when we apply the stimuli, watch for the flash..."

Need MORE proof? Play some porn for someone. Then, exactly 24 hours later (that's how long the imprint takes...unless it is old Janet Jackson in which case it's pretty much instantaneous) and ask them to recall the background music. They'll have NO clue. None. Just titties and beer. They'll have missed out on some often times really good starving artists. Starving because ONLY porn would pay because 'music' video don't want no Bach's or Beethoven's or Sly and the Family Stone. They, the Goebbels, want control.


Of YOU.


Look at the closing credits of ANY music video. At the very end of all the acronyms is this one; NATAS

You figure it out.
 

my-thyme

..if momma ain't happy...
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Point taken.

There used to be some UGLY music stars out there. But, man, could they sing.

Now it doesn't matter how you sing, they can fix that. You gotta look good - for the camera.
 
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