I don’t think I will ever be able to rid myself of the 80s. It’s bad enough I was born smack in the middle of the 80s and by the time I could start remembering music and songs that they were all 80s influenced / songs of the 80s. Pile on the two facts that people will forever be re-living the 80s in some crude, sick joke (that’s for another posting) and that I’ll most likely live long enough to re-live the 80s (208xs). At least one of those is long away, but for today, enjoy this mockery of music and hilarious videos.
Edelweiss – Bring Me Edelweiss
Fun Fact: Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is a flower found in the Alps. The band however is found in Austria and basically fucking insane. They are more or less the prelude to mash-up songs we get in our modern age, but they manage to do it on a more of a level of a maniac rather than something nice (play guess the sample). I guess it’s something you had to experience in the times, but those times are long dead and long gone. They also manged to sell 5 million albums, which makes them pretty freaken’ popular in a time where you got no internet exposure.
Breathe – How Can I Fall
I do not fucking believe I was in tears from laughing so hard at this video. It’s absolutely phenomenal in how over the top 80s and sappy they’ve managed to make it. I mean the song alone probably wouldn’t cause any reaction, but the video just causes a perfect storm of sappy 80s crap. First off this video is some crappy play on West Side Story as well as a proto type of Jersey Shore (or their parents). Then you add-on to the fact the band is absolutely ridiculous just standing around playing all day while making the worst ‘beat dancing’ moves ever recorded for a music video. I still cannot believe a video such as this exists. It has brought me so much joy and laughter.
Bananarama – I Heard a Rumor
This video has too much of the following:
- Over the top choreography
- Low fps zooms
- Sweaty / oily topless guys
And weren’t you so impressed when they bent over and their butts spelled out WOW?
Howard Carpendale – Laura Jane
I’m going to go a little easy on this one. Mostly because I mostly can’t understand it, and additionally since it’s a foreign music video. But apparently Mr. Carpendale managed to pull some magic and nabbed himself a Goldene Europa award in 87. It just has that basic euro crooner style that even the Hoff has used in his music videos in the past decade. Have a big stage, walk around, and some unexplained video plays periodically. Very formulaic and just allows the music to come out over the flash of the video production. Fun Fact: Howard Carpendale is still out there performing.
Black – Wonderful Life
Aww… such an ironic title, the dude is named Black (emo) and he’s singing about his wonderful, wonderful life, but everything is shot in black and white. The layers are so deep and the meaning just so piled on. Yeah this dude is like one of the fathers of Emo music, back in a time where you didn’t have fast music or sing very loud. Bullshit aside, the video isn’t that entirely put together as much as the music does drag and kill it. I’m sure if I could find another song and layer it on, it would be so much cooler. But this douche just brings it down, I’m sure he could make a rainbow depressed.