Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Retro Video Recap

This morning I flipped through the channels to check the weather, and I happened upon a Clash video - and then more videos from the 80s. Sure, they're cheesy, but oh so much more entertaining and strange than the slick, boring, predictable dreck produced these days....
The Clash video was 'Rock the Casbah': Armadillos galore! The band playing in an oil field! McDonalds! I know this song is trying to tell me something, but the images are confusing, they make no sense...oh, yeah! it's an 80s video! Nothing has to make sense!
So, I thought I was done, then I saw the unkempt tresses of:
Bananarama..... 'Cruel Summer' - boring song, ugly video, terrible fashion (from an English group, yet!), and what's with the 'Dukes of Hazzard' references? Weird.
Ok, by now I was kind of sucked in and repelled at the same time, and then the ever-bizarre,
'Obsession' by Animotion started up- had to watch, it's a really odd train wreck of a video: lots of costumes, bad 80s fashion, bad hair cuts & a sideways ponytail...bad lipsynching and, for my money, some of the creepiest lyrics I've ever heard in a pop song. (Seriously, I could probably write an entire entry on the incredible weirdness of the song & video.)
Madness' 'Our House' started & I had to see that one - silly, fun, and drab, as it was filmed in England....oh, and were Suggs and Matt Damon separated at birth? And what about the guy that looks a heck of a lot like Michael Palin?
Well, that was enough 80s nostalgia for me....I eventually had to get a move on so I could get into my legwarmers in time for aerobics class...