"Imitation of Life" was fantastic, "Losing My Religion" reminded us it could be art. Actually, most of REM's stuff was pretty revolutionary when they wanted it to be (I have a soft spot for "Crush with Eyeliner")
And lest we forget, Weird Al has an undeniable gift for the medium, with "Fat" and "Eat it" being the high water marks.
Toto should be commended for even *making* videos despite being the single ugliest group of men in recorded history.
My all time favorite though would have to be the aforementioned "Separate Ways". A disused warehouse. The hair, the white pumps. Ross Valory and Steve Smith looking longingly into one another's eyes. The zoom on Neal Schon so that we think he's tough. Jonathan Cain adjusting his sleeve 'just so' during the first chorus, only to later dismissively flip his hand at the screen during the solo. And it was all a dream.
Numb, by U2 Just, by Radiohead Subterrean Homesick Blues, by Bob Dylan Disillusion, by Badly Drawn Boy Don't Come Around Here No More, by Tom Petty Ironic, by Alanis Morrisette Rock DJ, by Robbie Williams (only the last minute or so) Coffee and TV, by Blur Queer, by Garbage Disco 2000, by Pulp Da Funk, by Daft Punk Weapon of Choice, by Fatboy Slim Praise You, by Fatboy Slim Drop, by Pharcyde Buddy Holly, by Weezer (these last five were all directed by Spike "The King" Jonze)
Some of the best new ones I've seen recently are Fell in Love With A Girl, by the White Stripes Original Sin, by Elton John Underneath It All, by No Doubt
I was born in a manger, like that other guy. You know, he wore a hat?
Motorhead 'Killed by Death' - Lemmy driving a motorcycle out of a grave was to much for MTV back in the mid-80's.
Megadeth 'Peace Sells' and 'Anarchy in the UK'
These commercials are superfine because they pay for the production costs of putting CHRIS MOTHERFUCKING BENOIT on my GODDAMN TV SCREEN! I will GO GREYHOUND! I am thinking OUTSIDE THE BUN! – Dean Rasmussen 8/1/2002 Smackdown Workrate Report
Originally posted by DJ RanWeird Al has an undeniable gift for the medium, with "Fat" and "Eat it" being the high water marks.
I can't watch "Amish Paradise" without laughing. That and Weezer's "Buddy Holly" video are hilarious. FL brought up "Fish Heads", and I always had a soft spot in my heart for that. "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads...I never got it, but I always liked it. Fave has to be "One Step Beyond" by Madness.
Anyone remember "Dog Police"?
(edited by jfkfc on 17.10.02 1115) "You know Monsoon, I am impressed, and I don't impress easy" -Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Don't know if they are that well known in the US, but Feeder did an awesome video for "Just a Day". They got members of their fanclub to video themselves in their bedrooms jumping around, playing air guitar and generally arseing about, then cut the best videos together. It's got some really funny moments in it, such as a group of lads stopping the tape to get a quick drink and then continuing and a girl pushing her mate out of camera to get her big cheesy grin in.
...full of energy. Multi-orgasmic, if you will, in a cosmic sort of way."
Feeder had a minor hit in "High" here and hasn't had any other success. In fact, "Polythene"'s been their only album released her, as "Insomnia" flopped so bad that "Yesterday Came Too Soon"'s US released was nixed, even with the single out. A shame, really.
I loved when the guys ran from the CPD and Eazy took off running down an alley by himself to get away.
Of course, I was 12 years old at the time, which would explain why it's engrained in my head.
<raygun> i made a movie about the end of the world it was twelve seconds long and it didn't have a plot it just happens and that's why it's in black and white the characters don't talk or move around they just stare up at the sky
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