In honour of getting to see the reunited Camper Van Beethoven last week, I requested any of the CVB videos they haven't shown yet (everything except "Take the Skinheads Bowling" and "Good Guys & Bad Guys"), and they played "Life is Grand," on the All Request Hour, which I had never seen before.
This is THE reason I have digital cable. I lived out in the sticks in the 80's when MTV was new and I couldn't get cable, so all I had was Friday Night Videos and an afternoon show on a local station (which admittedly played some cool videos, but only 2 hrs a day).
Hopefully, they'll play some of the older (Pre-Girlfriend) Matthew Sweet stuff I've requested also!!
"You have the right to suffer. You have the right to feel pain. If you wish to have an attorney present, I'll hurt him too!" - The Big Bossman
The fact that VH-1 Classic last night gave me not only the 1989 classic video "Toy Soldiers" but also an insanely amusing self-important interview clip with the long long forgotten Martika, well that alone made it beloved by me.
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it." - Robert E. Lee
As for Ministry lyrics, how can you go wrong with...
I'm gonna rip her flesh I'm gonna piss in her face I'm gonna rip her open And then hit her with mace I'm gonna make her suffer I'm gonna make her suffer I'm gonna make her cry I'm gonna watch her die coz I hate her
...I mean come on, who HASN'T felt this way about a girl, right?
Cerebus: Barbarian, Prime Minister, Pope, Perfect House Guest.
"Graft is as necessary as throwing up when you drink too much."
Don't forget about Ronnie Keel, who may have been the first to front a hair metal and country band. But Keel was more speed metal than glam I guess. Nonetheless, the example might work. Hey, people's taste in music can grow and mature.