Humored and colorful music video by Men at Work's greatest hit "Down Under", which presents the band meeting the strange characters they meet as described in the song lyrics while a ... See full summary »
Pat Benatar plays a woman who runs away from her family to become a dancer in a club. However, when she finds out the owner of the club is more than what he seems, she convinces the other dancers to rise up against him with her.
Cyndi Lauper performs in the music video "Time After Time" from the album "She's So Unusual" recorded for Epic Records. Cyndi Lauper plays a young woman who is forced to leave her boyfriend... See full summary »
Fred 'Butch' Lauper
Music video to Robert Palmer's smash classic hit "Addicted to Love", one of the most iconic clips of the 1980's and also one of the most spoofed as well. It consists of Palmer performing ... See full summary »
The 1982 music video was filmed in the inner south London suburb of Kennington in the vicinity of the corner of Brook Drive and Hayles Street. The character of "Eileen" in the music video, ... See full summary »
Dexys Midnight Runners,
The video for the Buggles' classic one-shot, about how the rise of television (and, by extension, music videos) hurt the careers of those performers whose looks would not translate well to the new medium.
Stop Making Sense! Relax, my facts aren't wrong, this song/clip came out in the "Speaking with Tongues" album, the initial remark was directed to the clip which seems to summarize Talking Heads quite a bit in everything they did, and that's what defined them as one of the greatest bands of all time. The video goes on those lines. Sure, David Byrne had a concept to it and the audiences goes like "What?" but that's not a problem. Instead, we have plenty of striking visual qualities, very creative and lots of fun.
Can't be described exactly, it must be seen. Byrne along with Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison perform the song and from time to time they are replaced by alternate actors, including a kid. A common band performance with people taking their place, being the most memorable moment where the band plays with the alternates playing/interrupting their act - to me, an imagery that reflects the band being the body and the alternates being the soul. And also the classic images of all their faces matching into one another on this dark background; and the iconic superimposed images of Byrne's face into a house and on a highway. Can't and won't ramble about the song because in this particular case it's not worthy...you have to listen, feel it and get your experience with it. Doesn't hold much of a meaning, it was created by the group after Frantz attending a funk group's concert where people were chanting "Burn Down the House" to the sounds played and the rest is history. Possibly, it was the video that brought Talking Heads to the MTV and to a larger audience, though they already had a few albums earlier on.
Byrne directed and wrote the video besides his appearance, and his ideas carry a weight that can't be discarded. You feel the experience in all possible ways. And this was back in a time when video clips were already becoming this huge monumental thing that had to create an appeal in order to sell, so the more relatable it were to audiences, the bigger a single was charting if the radio wasn't playing it yet. And with an artistic vibe Talking Heads went on to make the other clips in that decade, including "Road to Nowhere", "Wild Wild Life" and "The Lady Don't Mind", the latter directed by Jim Jarmusch, and with no pages on the site. Maybe someday. 10/10
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