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Best Rock Videos (1980s Of Course)  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

What are some of your all time favorite videos?
The 1980s had the best. Back then there was this cable station that lived up to it's name the showed videos called MTV.
MTV is still around, I think.
There were also many other video programs on other local network stations at the time. There was also Friday Night Videos and Night Flight.
Any Chicago area members here remember channel 66?
Channel 66 played videos 24 hours a day and NO commercials, no narrations or VJ personalities.
Best of all, it was free!

My favorite is The Big Money video by RUSH.
I picked that one because it changed my life.
When I was a kid, I used to hate RUSH because I had an older cousin who was a fan and he was a total d--k, so I assumed RUSH was a band for d--ks.
I was really young at the time
Well one night in the fall of 1985, I was in bed sick with the flu. I was using all of my energy to stay up for the new Tears For Fears video 'Head Over Heals' on MTVs Top 20 video countdown.
Well I had to sit through the new RUSH video The Big Money. I could not find the remote control to switch the station so I watched to video.
I was blown away!
They're such incredible musicians!
Went out and bought all of there albums and it turned me on to different styles of music as well as inspired my to take up guitar and bass.








Other favorites:



Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Dont Come Around Here No More





RUSH - Distant Early Warning






Money For Nothing - Dire Straits



Everybody Wants To Rule The World" video by Tears For Fears






Beat It - Michael Jackson



"Obsession" video by Animotion



"Breakout" video by Swing Out Sister




Heat Of The Moment" video by Asia




We Close Our Eyes" video by Go West





Sleeping Bag" video by ZZ Top





"If This Is It" video by Huey Lewis and the News





"Jump" video by Van Halen


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5111 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

Superfly:

You picked the wrong Van Halen video.

"Hot For Teacher" RULES.

Nobody's perfect man! Big grin



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9371 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Swing Out Sister.

Wow! I totally forgot about them from the 80's thread. I should be ashamed of myself.

You said rock, but, I like "These Dreams" by Heart and "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel the best.

I really did enjoy all the White Snake, Cinderella, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Poison, Twisted Sister, Kiss videos. Etc of the day.



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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Channel 66 played videos 24 hours a day and NO commercials, no narrations or VJ personalities.

Yup...that was a long, long, looooong time ago. (or so it seems).

I'm with you on some of these...Tears for Fears, Dire Straights, Van Halen....

I'd have to add MJ's Thriller and Billie Jean


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 1):
You picked the wrong Van Halen video.

"Hot For Teacher" RULES.

True, very true!




CactusA319:
You're like to only other person I know of that remembers that. Whan I ask other people about it, they don't remember it.
I remeber them playing The Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.



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User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

Cherry Pie with Bobbie Brown was sweet.


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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Who can forget "Final Countdown" by Europe - ooooh, that hair Big grin

User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

Go West! Great video. The picture didn't post, but I'd bet it's Peter Cox and that big wrench? "Don't Look Down" had a good video, too.

Tie for BEST ZZ Top: "Legs", Billy Idols "Rock The Cradle of Love" and
Donald Fagen "New Frontier"

[Edited 2005-03-24 19:03:29]


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Damn that website for not allowing these photos to link!

-Right click on the image
-select properties
-select & copy URL
-paste URL in to web browser
-enter

You will see image.  Smile



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

These are the images that didn’t come through.

















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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

I don't care much about promos but "Sledgehammer" was great. Peter Gabriel and Aardman Studios - can't get much better than this.


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User currently offlineJake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Who could forget Robert Palmer "Addicted to Love"??

Or Aha, "Take on Me"?

still are classics


User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

"Take On Me" by A-ha











20 years later, still a good video.


User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

Quoting SQA340 (Reply 12):
20 years later, still a good video.

Agreed! But, I'd say "The Sun Always Shines on TV" rates up there.


Hey, I can't believe I forgot Talking Heads, and "Once in a Lifetime"!


"And you may ask yourself, my God, what have I done!"


[Edited 2005-03-24 20:32:38]


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

SQA340 & TriStarEnvy:
It always puzzled me as to why A-ha used that sweet vintage Rickenbacker guitar yet there is no guitar used in that song.
I have the 'Hunting High Low' LP at home, I'll have to listen to that song intensly to decifer any guitar.



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User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

TriStar:
Yeah, you're right there.

Superfly:

As I can recall, I think A-ha was mainly synth and drum machine based in the 1980s but occasionally used guitar. I have no clue either why he's in there with that Rickenbacker struming random chords but what's funny is that in another scene, he's there with a random acoustic snare drum and one stick. There's no guitar in "Take On Me" though, I think most of it was done with the Yamaha X57 or mabye even later style synths and drum machines.

I miss those old synths, I've thought about bying a moog or an X57.

[Edited 2005-03-24 20:59:29]

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

Quoting SQA340 (Reply 15):
I miss those old synths, I've thought about bying a moog or an X57.

I hope you have a lot of money. Those Mini moogs are going for over $1000 today. I almost bought one summer 1990 for only $150 and I thought that was too much back then.
I am still banging my head for passing that up!   

[Edited 2005-03-24 21:08:07]


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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

Look at it from the positive side: When the first mini-moog was released, it went for the price of a car... Thank god Ralf Hütter & Florian Schneider-Esleben didn't pass on them back then Big grin

User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
Damn that website for not allowing these photos to link!

Hey 'Fly, I didn't see the clip for Go West. Was I right on my guess?



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

TriStarEnvy:

Try this URL


http://community-2.webtv.net/robmbr/...eviewHomePage/media/captureD59.jpg



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Whitesnake video - something about a girl doing the splits on a Jaguar - that's all I remember from then....


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 20):
Whitesnake video - something about a girl doing the splits on a Jaguar - that's all I remember from then....

Tawny Kitaen. Drool.



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User currently offlineSQA340 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 702 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
I hope you have a lot of money. Those Mini moogs are going for over $1000 today

Yeah, I know they're very pricy. I think I'd rather just buy a good drumset for a grand. But it is a goal for me to buy a moog, plus they dont cost as much as some of the new synths on the market that are 3+ grand! Sure, they do more but nothing can beat the classics.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
I almost bought one summer 1990 for only $150 and I thought that was too much back then.
I am still banging my head for passing that up!

Yikes..

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 17):
When the first mini-moog was released, it went for the price of a car

Wow, then again, back then (1960s) cars weren't as much as they are today. If only time travel existed..

EDIT: Has anyone ever seen Moonwalker by Michael Jackson? Rather long but one of my favorite videos. It compiles all of the good videos he had and has a strange plot inbetween. I havent seen it in years but remember being impressed..

[Edited 2005-03-24 22:34:35]

User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Quoting SQA340 (Reply 22):
Has anyone ever seen Moonwalker by Michael Jackson? Rather long but one of my favorite videos

I wanna say VH-1 ran it a year or so ago, a couple of times. Reading that comment made me think of another "long-form" video from The Eighties....
Remember the mini-movie for this gem?


"Kilroy Was Here". Styx. I recall that you could order the video from A&M records.



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

AC/DC "(you shook me) All Night Long"

1980 or thereabouts...nobody plays a Gibson SG like Angus!


25 Superfly : I have it. I am a diehard STYX fan and I have every LP and there videos.
26 GEEDO : I love STYX as well, but I never got to see the video. I suspect that I would be disappointed if I saw it now, however. One thing about getting older,
27 Aerobalance : Speaking of SG's, I hope that Clapton plays his during the Cream reunion shows in May..... Now that would be an authentic reunion...
28 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Love the Kraftwerk reference above...Boing Boom Tschak was a good video, but does it ever look dated today! I love A-ha (have three or four of their C
29 Post contains images ACDC8 : "We're Not Gonna Take It"....Twisted Sister! They were so cool! Plus they played the song it Iron Eagle, that was such a great movie! Kick Ass soundtr
30 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Damn, Superfly.. talk about bringing back some ancient memories.. The two videos that stand out for me were from the early 80s.. Def Leppard's 'Photog
31 Post contains images MxCtrlr : For me, it was: Diamond Dave's "California Girls" Whitesnake videos (for the aforementioned Tawny Kitaen) Damn Yankees "High Enough" (who can forget T
32 TriStarEnvy : Good one, but how about the video for "The One Thing" with the hints at sex, in it.... Hey, what about "Girls On Film" by Duran Duran? Oh, "Californi
33 Post contains images Superfly : You missed out! I want my MTV!
34 Alessandro : Wierd Al and "like a surgeon" is my favorite one...
35 Srbmod : "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Just A Gigolo" by David Lee Roth
36 Post contains images StevenUhl777 : I can't remember the actual Phil Collins video of the song, but there was a great 2-3 minute segment on 'Miami Vice' in the first season (Calderone's
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