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LISA LISA
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I watched it this afternoon, my friend sent it to me on a DVD-he is actual friends with Ola Ray, she played Michael Jackson's girlfriend in the video. It was an awesome video. I remember when I thought Michael Jackson was cool then. It is hard to admit that now, but when the Thriller album came out, and I saw Billie Jean for the first time, I freaked. I remember Thriller was the first 1 million dollar video ever made, and it was worth it. I remember I had seen American Werewolf in London, and thought how cool the effects were in it, but that they were just as cool in Thriller. That was when music videos were like little mini movies, and were so cool. I feel really sad when I see the older ones, cause they just don't have musical talent anymore where the artist and the song were so cool on their own, but when they were put together in to 1 awesome video it was so cool.
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That's my favorite music video. And then it's Ah-Ha's "Take On Me."
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That Ola Ray was one fine-looking chick.

Vincent Price had the coolest lines -

"Darkness falls across the land.
The midnight hour is close at hand.
Creatures crawl in search of blood,
To terrorize ya'll's neighborhood.
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell.
The foulest stench is in the air,
The funk of 40 thousand years,
And grisly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom.
And though you fight to stay alive,
Your body starts to shiver,
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of... the Thriller!
Ahh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Aaaaaaahh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"

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Chris the CandyFanMan
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I always love the tag at the end of the piece: "Any relation to characters living, dead, (or undead) is purely coincidental."
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The Horned King
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Yeah, and the shot of the drooling zombie lady!
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Devolution here,

GET AWAY!!!!

We are DEVO

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The hype leading up to this video was well worth it...no big MJ fan here, but you can't not want to watch this one even after nearly 20 years.

It's too bad the man has become such a has-been freak show.

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To be honest I always felt that both the song and video were over-hyped.

I saw the vid the other day and it actually hasn't aged well.

Best video ever???

Nope.

I vote
Metallica - One
followed by
A-Ha- Take On Me

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The Horny Horned King wrote:
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That Ola Ray was one fine-looking chick.
Which is why she was a Playboy "Playmate of the Month" centerfold (June 1980)! [Smile]
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Thriller just is an 80s classic! I remember we used to do that dance at school dances (or at least tried).

Noms, I absolutely love One by Metallica. I have their black album, but somehow never bought the Justice for All album. Do you know the other songs on it? Is it worth getting?

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Speaking of videos aging well, how about that "Fish Heads" classic and anything with Mojo Nixon?
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I was very young when I first saw the video to 'Thriller,' and I have to say that Jacko's eyes gave me nightmares.... especially the part where he does the dance break segment, and he shuffle dances with the slight wave movements!

Even though I do think this video is genius, I have never been too fond of the song. Both 'Beat It' and 'Billie Jean' stood head and shoulders above 'Thriller,' in my opinion. Not forgetting the ones we all know and love from his other albums.... the disco classic that is 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough,' anyone?!

They should definately produce more music videos like this though... (by that, I mean mini-movie-like) as it would bring back that element of fun to our music channels. Is it me, or do most of them seem to look the same nowadays!

~grems!

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Every music video to me, is the same, it is all sex, that's it, and I am not talking they are "sexy", and fun to watch, they are down right mini porno flicks.
And that's why they all seem like the same thing.

In the 80's, yeah there was sex, and the people in the videos were dancing sexy, but every video was unique.

Like the video for Fleetwood Mac's "Gypsy", I always thought it was sexy, Stevie Nicks in the rain and dancing, that was sexy, but it wasn't down right vulgar.

Michael Jackson's videos didn't become all about sex, until he ran in to all kinds of problems, then he started doing ones like In the Closet, and the one with Lisa Marie Presley...to try and change the image people had of him-to me that made him look worse, when he started grabbing himself in Bad.

I always thought the video for Black and White was an awesome video, how they did that thing with people's faces changing in to another face at the end, and I liked the in between scenes, when he wasn't grabbing himself-I have never understood that whole deal to this day.

When Billie Jean came out, I loved how Michael Jackson looked in that video, I will never understand why he thought he was ugly, and with all his money did he pay people to do what they did to his face. I would be so mad, if I wanted to look better, and that's how I ended up.

Grems, I never really cared for the song Thriller either, but the video was record breaking on the length of time and the money spent on it, and it scared the heck out of me too, and I bet those contact lens were painful to wear.

I always like the songs Human Nature and P.Y.T on Thriller, and I don't ever remember ever seeing a video ever for either of those.

I like Michael when he did Wanna be starting something, and Rock with You. I am still trying to find the song "Blame it on the Boogie"-by the Jacksons.

I loved Say, Say, Say too, when that came out. The video for it was really cool, it wasn't until a long time later that I found out that Laytoya Jackson played the girl Michael was checking out in the video.

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quote:
Originally posted by deathbystereo80:
Thriller just is an 80s classic! I remember we used to do that dance at school dances (or at least tried).

Noms, I absolutely love One by Metallica. I have their black album, but somehow never bought the Justice for All album. Do you know the other songs on it? Is it worth getting?

Every Metallica album is worth getting!!!!!!!


Noms [Cool]

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The Making of Thriller video. Anyone seen this?
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Yup. Good depiction of Rick Baker's make-up work, choreography, and John Landis's direction.
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No, I haven't. I will have to watch it very soon.
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I have just watched it on YouTube. Remarkable how the film clip was all put together.

Thank you for letting us know about it.

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That is why we love Rick Baker very very very very very very very much. It's a thousand words. Count it!
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