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bandit
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For myself that would be"Take on Me" a song by the Norwegian band a-ha.Released in 1985.The innovative video was an amalgamation of rotoscope-style animation and live-action..Ok,i`m Norwegian ;-).But this video did have something new,never seen before.And it did have a great impact on me.Other favorites out there?
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My fav video clip was Berlin- Take my breath away which was used in TOP GUN
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George Harrison's "I've Got My Mind Set on You" with his study coming to life around him is a personal favorite (probably the rocking grandfather clock is the best part).
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My favorite is VAN HALEN's Hot For Teacher. Twenty years later I still crack up every time I watch it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Chris the CandyFanMan:
George Harrison's "I've Got My Mind Set on You" with his study coming to life around him is a personal favorite (probably the rocking grandfather clock is the best part).

Wasn't there actually two videos for that song? I seem to remember another one where a young teenage female looking at a nickelodeon peep-show at an arcade. The teenage boy in that video (can't remember his name right now) later was in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series.
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Devolution here,

Yes, you are absolutely correct. I don't remember who was in it, but there were two videos. We used to call that one "The bad one"

We are DEVO

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The Plasmatics--The Damned

Any video that starts off with a disclaimer can't be all that bad. Throw in a scantily clad woman, a bus crashing through a wall of TVs and an explosion makes this video a guys fantasy.

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quote:
Originally posted by Nice Guy Sammy Hain:
The Plasmatics--The Damned

Any video that starts off with a disclaimer can't be all that bad. Throw in a scantily clad woman, a bus crashing through a wall of TVs and an explosion makes this video a guys fantasy.

"Explosion"? Do you think this was probably Michael Bay's favorite music video before he got into show biz? [Smile]
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had to be his inspiration
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The Police--Wrapped Around Your Finger
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Duran Duran-Planet Earth
Madonna-Open your Heart
Cyndi Lauper-She Bop
Micheal Jackson-Thriller
Psychedelic Furs-Love my Way
Helix-Rock you
Megadeth-Peace Sells
Kraut-All twisted
Big Country-In a Big Country
Thompson Twins-Lies
INXS-Original Sin
David Bowie-Ahes to Ashes
Special K-I got a man
Whodini-Freaks come out at night
Motley Crue-Looks that Kill
Cure-Boys Don't Cry
Bananarama-love in the first Degree
Devo-Through being cool
Cro Mags-We gotta know

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I like the Williem Friedkin directed video to Laura Branigan's "Self Control". Beautifully shot and very 80s with those nocturnal blue hues.

Great song too.

http://www.stage6.com/user/Marvin38/video/1686075/Laura-Branigan---Self-control

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quote:
Originally posted by mamamiasweetpeaches:
My favorite is VAN HALEN's Hot For Teacher. Twenty years later I still crack up every time I watch it.

Fuse had a series of week long half hour shows about videos that changed the music world. HFT was one of the episodes.
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great folks! i`ve found a couple forgotten ones in this thread already.I must track them down on the net..

1.van halen-hot for teacher.
2.Laura Branigan's-Self Control.
3. Berlin- Take my breath away

i also somehow like the band aid video from 85-we are the world.with willie nelson totally missed his first note.somehow it worked though;-)and the hyper cyndi lauper,jumping up and down.(what a great voice)

keep e`m comming.happy new year by the way!

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Dire Straits-Money For Nothin'
Most of Cyndi Lauper's vids
Madonna-Papa Don't Preach (didn't she actually look healthy in that vid?)

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Even though ot For Teacher is my #1 Fave there are other ones that are high up on my list too

AHA- Take On Me
TOM PETTY- Dont Come Around Here No More
TOM PETTY- Mary Jane's Last Dance
THE CARS- You Might Think
DAVID LEE ROTH- Just A Gigilo
DAVID LEE ROTH- Yankee Rose
POISON- Talk Dirty TO Me
MOTLEY CRUE- Home Sweet Home
JOAN JETT- I Love Rock & Roll
and because it's so funny BILLY SQUIER- Rock Me Tonight

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These are all great videos, but, do you remember when Michael Jackson's "Thriller" came out? I've never been a huge MJ fan, but, it was a ground-breaking video for its time...

Just a thought... [Smile]

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right on jdocster04.That was a pretty cool video for its times.It sure deserve being mentioned.I've never been a huge MJ fan myself.But have to give him some credits anyway.
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Love the end tag there: "Any relation to characters living, dead (or undead) is purely coincidental."
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bazookajoe, I agree with you. That is one of my favorite video's as well.
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I remember when I was in elementary school kids having slumber parties and renting THE MAKING OF THRILLER. Thats how HUGE Michale Jackson and the Thriller video were at that point in time, people based a whole PARTY around watching that video!

Its such a pity that Michael Jackson has become such a joke ... in the 80s he was such a huge phenomena.

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i totally agree with you mamamiasweetpeaches.its sad.the thriller album was great.And is still the most selling album of all time as far as i know.but i lost interest during the next few albums..
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I liked Sunglasses at Night. I thought Corey Hart was so hot then. And I like the older black and white videos Depeche Mode put out in the 80s.
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I loved all of the ZZ Top videos... Gotta love Top... [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by intothesea13:
I liked Sunglasses at Night. I thought Corey Hart was so hot then. And I like the older black and white videos Depeche Mode put out in the 80s.

excellent choice.

i also liked rockwell - somebody's watching me &
genesis - land of confusion, just to name a couple.

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