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#41 Posted on

Most of the truly great ones that first come into mind for me have already been mentioned. Everybody Hurts was incredible, as was Thriller and November Rain.

Southern California by Wax is phenomenal. It was truly a piece of art. One that hasn't been mentioned yet is A-ha's Take On Me. The first time I saw that I was absolutely astounded and amazed, and even today it stands up as a masterpiece.

Of course, the first time I saw Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot I was absolutely astounded and amazed as well, but that was for completely different reasons. Ah, to be in 7th grade in a hotel visiting Williamsburg again to see that for the first time. As soon as that video ended the entire male side of the hotel immediately exited rooms to converse about the video. Classic stuff.



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#42 Posted on
As a big U2 fan, I always thought that 'Numb' was their best video. The Edge sits in a chair for the majority of it and has all sorts of wacky things done to him.



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#43 Posted on
I love Thriller and November Rain. Say what you want about Michael Jackson, he knows how to make a good video.



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#44 Posted on
November Rain hes to be the most ludicrous video I have ever witnessed. I mean what the fuck? They get married and then she smokes a bit, drinks some champagne and she's dead?
Christ, I don't give a toss how much the casket and wedding dress cost, the video is pure evil.

Anyone ever see Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" video? The song is god awful but you have to watch the video. That's not a crappy phrase either, you REALLY can't take your eyes off the television when it's on. It's such a great story but yet so fucking..... weird.







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#45 Posted on
I just thought of a couple more.

U2 - One. I know there were multiple versions, but I only remember the black and white one. It's not a great cinematic feat, but it fits the song perfectly.

David Lee Roth - Just a Gigalo. Dave TV. Anytime I can watch Billy Idol electrocute himself, I consider it great.

Blues Traveler - The Mountains Win Again. Didn't get much airplay, but it was a cool concept, similar to the movie Fallen, in that the song kept getting passed from person to person.




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#46 Posted on
    Originally posted by Mr. Adam
    Anyone ever see Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" video? The song is god awful but you have to watch the video. That's not a crappy phrase either, you REALLY can't take your eyes off the television when it's on. It's such a great story but yet so fucking..... weird.
The video AND the song rule on higher levels.

I'm pretty sure there are lots of RealAudio copies still floating around - you should try to find one if you haven't seen it. Sick, funny stuff. Hey here's an Aphex Twin video page now!

Speaking of which... Click Here to check out another sick, funny thing about one of the B-sides of the "Windowlicker" release.

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#47 Posted on
Ahhh, the November Rain video. I have a couple of questions about that.

When Slash is playing his solo outside the church;

1)How come there's no amplifier anywhere
2)Furthermore, where the hell did the guitar come from?







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#48 Posted on
Slash has magic powers. In the same video, he drives a car off a cliff and it explodes and then he's back at the top of the cliff, playing guitar. Or maybe that's in "Don't Cry". But anyway, only Deion Sanders can do that. And in the third video, Slash rises out of the mighty Pacific and plays another solo.

Playing with no amplifier and a magic guitar is the least interesting of Slash's magic powers in their videos. And he has no eyes.
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#49 Posted on
Slash rules. What is he doing now? I know when G'N R got back together, it was with Buckethead as their lead guitarist. I think I saw Slash on an episode of Drew Carey a couple years ago. As for those who wonder how Stacy died in the video, don't you know that drinking and smoking kill you?



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#50 Posted on
Slash has his own band: Slash's Snakepit

They've made two albums and I've heard they're pretty good. Last on was out in 2000.

Anyway: Best video (first one that comes to mind) is "Pyramid" (i think that's what it's called) by Radiohead... it's fully animated and very cool.



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#51 Posted on
Naturally...gotta go with Michael Jackson's "Thriller." (Even though the album came out in '82/'83, I always thought the title track was underrated as a disco song.)

But the video remains the standard-setter. Everybody's got umpteen CGI effects these days (I'm looking in your direction, Brandy's "What About Us")...but the mini-movie concept is still all MJ's.

Although he used to have awesome old-school background effects...remember the laser-and-clouds tunnel as the camera slowly zoomed in on him for the whole video for "Rock With You?" Or the hyperspace background before the band kicks in on "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough?" Or when he had his own nose?

Uh...back on track here. "Thriller," followed by Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)," and...sad to say, Ray Parker Jr.'s "Ghostbusters." Celebrity cameos in neon windows just SCREAM the 80's...and the strolling Ghostbusters at the end were classic...at least enough to be re-created in the closing credits of their cartoon series. (What the heck was Columbia Pictures thinking in not putting that video on either Ghostbusters DVD? A TRAVESTY, I TELL YA!)

Honorable mention: Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer," and Genesis's "Invisible Touch," using all the puppets from the short-lived Fred Travalena political satire series, "D.C. Puppets."



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#52 Posted on

    Originally posted by The Thrill
    and Genesis's "Invisible Touch*," using all the puppets from the short-lived Fred Travalena political satire series, "D.C. Puppets**."
*I think you mean "Land of Confusion."

**Also, I think you mean "Spitting Image."



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#53 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00

    Originally posted by CRZ
    I think you mean "Spitting Image."


Your knowledge is really scary sometimes CRZ . The Genesis video was indeed from the Brit satire show Spitting Image. If the video for "Land of Confusion" qualifies for the greatest ever video category, then does "The Chicken Song" too? .




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#54 Posted on
Just as my own contribution, "Bad Cover Version" by Pulp. A complete pisstake on the video for "Do They Know It's Christmas?", featuring Missy Elliot, David Bowie, and Kurt Cobain, among others.
Another good one (not all-time greatest, but still pretty damn good) would be "Brick" by Ben Folds Five. I can't think of any other treatment that would fit better. And also Matthew Good Band's good for some quality videos... like maybe "Load Me Up" (band chased by angry, homicidal student mob) and "Carmeline" (Matt Good tortures co-workers as his regular, 9-5 job). And don't forget Badly Drawn Boy's "Disillusion" (Damon Gough, AKA Badly Drawn Boy, as a human taxi).

Acrid: It's "Pyramid Song". Good stuff. And I could never figure out what that guy says at the end of "Just"... not good at lip-reading. >_<
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#55 Posted on
Radiohead- "Paranoid Android"




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#56 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00

    Originally posted by drjayphd
    And I could never figure out what that guy says at the end of "Just"... not good at lip-reading.
We're not supposed to know what he says. That's the point. Of course, it doesn't stop me from wondering. :)



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#57 Posted on
I'll second the "Bad Cover Version" video, even if I've only managed to see it in a crappy small Real Player window. I had heard beforehand that the video was a take on Band-Aid with lookalikes, but I didn't know that they re-did the song with off soundalikes, too. The guy doing Jagger and the awesome Wings McCartney sweater-vest sealed the deal.

I really liked the "Pyramid Song" video, too. And it kept up the weird Kid A/Amnesiac/"A.I." unintentional synergy.

Might as well keep up the British theme...Blur's "Coffee + TV" is great, but I'm actually partial to the "Charmless Man" video, what with the vehicular homicide. And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the weird Phantoms-y exploding black ooze video for "Mary" by Supergrass.
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#58 Posted on
Kid A/Amnesiac/AI synergy? Is there something I haven't heard about them?

And speaking of (what should be) vehicular homicide, UNKLE: "Rabbit in Your Headlights". And another good Supergrass video would be "Pumpin' On Your Stereo". How can you not love the band as 30-foot puppets? ;)
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#59 Posted on
Nothing direct or intentional, but Kid A is supposed to be about - or at least named for - the theoretical first human clone child, and you have the "Ice Age coming, Ice Age coming" thing going on and the "Amnesiac" video with a guy in the future trying to go home by going underwater to a giant city beneath the sea.

And then you have your movie with the first human robot child and the new ice age and the attempt to find a meaning for living in the future by going underwater to a giant city beneath the sea. All coincidental stuff, but it was pretty neat at the time. There might have been a few other odd non-connections like that.
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#60 Posted on
Has anyone seen the video "Fell in Love with a Girl" by the White Stripes yet? The song itself is just decent but it's quickly becoming one of my favorite videos. It's amazing what people can do with Legos and hours of free time.



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