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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 11:51 am 
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That's what we talked about this week, so it's a good excuse to start a thread for them (after you watch and see that we missed several REALLY big and obvious '80s videos ... stupid, stupid, stupid):



We should be rightfully called out for missing Sledgehammer. No one has said it yet, but Land of Confusion, too.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 12:21 pm 
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Only a Dutch band could get away with a nun being raped in their video...this was a number one hit for weeks and weeks:



Anyway, yeah, it's insane to limit 80s videos to 5, but Shoe did a good job...the other guy doesn't seem to think music existed outside of the US. Still, I think Van Halen's Jump defined every single mid-late 80s hair band video.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 1:23 pm 
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Holy crap, you weren't lying. That video has a dude raping a nun.

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There are so many, it is hard to whittle down to 5, and there will ALWAYS be some left off, some that someone considers essential.

FYI - I met Ric Ocasek and his wife, Paulina, while I was a waiter in Boston. Paulina is still one of the most perfect humans I have ever seen in person.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 2:12 pm 
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Other 'Top 5' overly 80's videos...

Toni Basil - Mickey
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J. Geils Band - Centerfold
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Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
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Duran Duran - Girl's on Film
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A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran
Spoiler: show

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Also, an infinity better version of Land of Confusion...

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I thought this was 70s, so I wasn't going to mention it, but nope, it came out in 1980. My wife hates that I love this video. Seriously, for its time, the visual effects were mind-blowing...they spent a fortune on this.



I think the only 80s video that was more expensive was Mick Jagger's Hard Woman (animated by the company that did The Last Starfighter).

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 6:21 pm 
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Wait a second. How long have you been involved with nerdoutwithme.com?

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I loved Duran Duran back in the day, and especially the "Hungry Like The Wolf" video (probably because the jungle imagery and hats reminded me of Indiana Jones).

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DAMMIT! I should have chosen that one instead of Rio!

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Ericubus wrote:
Wait a second. How long have you been involved with nerdoutwithme.com?

It was my idea for him to create it. :)

I've only been "involved" since we started doing the videos, but I've known the creator of it for a while and was actually the person who pushed him to do it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 6:27 am 
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Shoe wrote:
Ericubus wrote:
Wait a second. How long have you been involved with nerdoutwithme.com?

It was my idea for him to create it. :)

I've only been "involved" since we started doing the videos, but I've known the creator of it for a while and was actually the person who pushed him to do it.

Well, thank you for pushing him, and tell him I'm a fan. There are always really good choices on the PIC-DUMP, usually ones I haven't seen before, which is very rare these days.

And honestly, I have never heard of the Ctrl+T thing before, that could have saved me so much time, and now it will.

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 6:39 am 
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He'll be happy to hear that! I'll pass on the good words.

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I haven't had an opportunity to watch yet, Shoe. I'll rectify that this weekend. However, I don't think anyone would have picked this as an overly 80's video. Still, it's been stuck in my mind since my teens.

Greg Kihn Band - Jeopardy



I particularly like the zombie wedding guest scene where he fights them off by playing a piece of scrap wood like a guitar. How many times was that move used in an 80's rock video?

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My hometown was an early adopter of MTV, and we had it from the outset. Since I always gravitated to the more odd, these were the videos that were important to me at the time.








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The best sequence of X-Men: Apocalypse has gotten this stuck in my head for the last 24 hours...


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One of my favorite things about early MTV was finding bands no one had heard about. Many were one hit wonders and some were no hit wonders but that one video I saw became rooted in my head and I was required to find the single.

Here are a few of my favorites (in all their 1980's glory):

The Producers - She Sheila: Still a favorite and a song I'd cover in a heartbeat if I ever played in a band again.




Icehouse - We Can Get Together: Another I'd cover if given the opportunity




The Call - Everywhere I go: I first saw this on MTV's late night video show that predated 120 Minutes. I think it was called The Cutting Edge or something like that. These guys had big hits later but this song was their first single and didn't do much for them.




Red Rockers - China: Saw this video and then a year later saw them open for U2 in a college basketball arena in Florida. I still love both of their albums.




ALSO - Kimfair you need to come out here for the OC Fair to see Dead Man's Party. It's an Oingo Boingo tribute band that has actual Oingo Boingo members in it. I'm going to try to get Lil and Karen to go this year.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 7:14 am 
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This thread has turned into a fun playlist!

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Jeez, how could I have forgotten this one?



I thought this was technically FASCINATING as a kid, like..."How'd they DO that?!"

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Monterey Jack wrote:
Jeez, how could I have forgotten this one?



I thought this was technically FASCINATING as a kid, like..."How'd they DO that?!"

a-Ha's follow-up hit, The Sun Always Shines On TV, continues the story of those two love-birds...and it's not a happy ending. The 80s were so much fun.


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