Pick 3 Music Vids

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Could be a fun little thread.
    Pick 3 particularly good/entertaining/stand out music videos. Not so much about the music, but the quality of the video, for whatever reason. Big budget, low budget, whatever.
    You only get one go!
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  2. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    What a surprise! :thumbs:
  3. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    No. 2
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  4. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong


    Beat that to cheer you up! :D
  5. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    1. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy - a video with a proper story, and an although harrowing narrative, it's uplifting in the end - always brings a tear to my eye - I didn't identify with the protagonist's identity but i massively identified with wanting to get away and find my own gang and this video depicts that very well. Such an uplifting vid - he's found his crew to keep him afloat and he's going to a new more positive life. If only his dad could have shook his hand at the very least.

  6. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    2. The Rocksteady Crew - Hey You
    I'm sure I remember there being more dancing in this, but maybe it was a live thing on TOTP and I'm conflating both, but I remember the excitement in me and my siblings (and schoolmates in the coming weeks) watching that dancing and trying to copy it. the dancing, the bright synth line, the rapping - it all gelled into this awesome pop tune that you could not fail to dance to.
    There was also this excitement that there were people on another continent doing weird exciting things that we were too young to fully appreciate but that we knew were COOL
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  7. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    3. Michael Jackson - Thriller
    It felt like such a big deal - I must have been 10, but I can't think how we could have seen it - was it transmitted in its entirety on British TV? We saw it anyway - can't remember feeling frightened, just excited and the bit where Jackson reveals his true self still thrills me, even though he's really not that scary (but in hindsight....) is so thrilling, but the best bit is the group zombie dancing. More memorable than most proper films.
  8. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    (if you want to see a really scary Jackson, watch his Ghosts minifilm)
  9. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    OU, Thriller was aired in its entirety on UK TV in 1982...I think an entire generation shat themselves. :thumbs:

    I'd plump for the visual creativity of: Take On Me by the Aha, Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer, and Money for Nothing by the Dire Straits.

    I can recall almost every frame!
  10. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    All of those are brilliant TBF!
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  11. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I thought it was 1983, but whatever - we were allowed to watch it and it really was a thriller - there must have been so much hype - hard to imagine now how it must have been generated!
  12. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    yeah, real milestones in video technology
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  13. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    1. Call me Al.

  14. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    I remember staying up, waiting, lying on my stomach in frontof and up close to the TV...I was a big MJ fan at that time, I was obsessed with Off the Wall and had had a healthy diet of the Jacksons growing up.. It was fucking incredible...my whole family were glued to the TV watching...Outstanding production! :cool: Then, after it finished the TV announcer (was it BBC2?) said 'now, as Michael Jackson heads back to his oxygen tank we are closing/off to x, y, z..' My older brothers and sister laughed and I was really fucking angry and berated them...Then I went to bed. Was a memorable night. :D
  15. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    2. Ken ishii - extra

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  16. killer b

    killer b Feat. Sean Paul

    3. Bessie Smith - st Louis blues

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  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    still remember ALL of the lyrics to that despite still not knowing what they mean
  18. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    Could well have been 83 actually, I think the album came out in 82...

    Thriller blew the world of music videos apart, longer and more expensive than any other video ever made, it changed the whole game didn't it?

    I watched American Werewolf in London not long afterwards, cause of the John Landis connection.... I was only about 9!
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  19. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    1. Remember watching this late at night in the 90s, on Noisy Mothers. Had a profound effect on me...

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  20. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    2. For sending himself up and sticking it to the LAPD. Nightclub urinals, and a helicopter flying around LA filming people shagging. Nice one, George.

  21. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    3. Because of the sheer WTF reaction anytime I show this to someone for the first time. Great video. Great tune.

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  22. Sea Star

    Sea Star Urban 75 = Mumsnet

    My first

  23. Sea Star

    Sea Star Urban 75 = Mumsnet

    Makes me cry every time.
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  24. Sea Star

    Sea Star Urban 75 = Mumsnet

    I was thinking of not going for all Bowie but then I though, nah, that'd be weird.

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  25. Wookey

    Wookey Playful as a pussy cat

    100%!! Pop video as revenge statement. Superb. :thumbs:
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  26. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    3 in 1.

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  27. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    I. Chemical Brothers Star Guitar, because it's just so cool the way it works with the music.

    2. Dj Fresh Gold Dust is just a happy video.

    3. Ah-ha Take On Me which was one of the first videos I remember seeing as a kid (1985)
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  28. souljacker

    souljacker Those tapas loving FUCKS

    1. Steve Silk Hurley. I like the way all the dancing is synced with the tune

    2. Megadeth. Peace sells. Agressive nutty images from the band Metallica could have been

    3. M.I.A. Born Free. NSFW this one. Brutal song. Brutal video from Romain Gravas.

    Edit: Because the first one was a dodgy copy
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  29. catinthehat

    catinthehat Failed VK = Replicant

    This is from Heima where SR toured all the tiny villages - this track (Von means Hope) really captures the simple community life that exists in rural Iceland.

    I like the sleazy opulence in this and Brandon Flowers does great sneering.

    Cheesy and commercial but his stuff always makes me smile (and worryingly sing and dance). My students wrote to him and got me a signed photo and a little note when I retired.
  30. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    This Happy Mondays vid for Wrote for Luck, filmed at Legends club in Manchester just with schoolkids, is much better than the official version, filmed at the same place but featuring an E-ed up Ryder and Bez dancing with older clubbers. The kids are really sweet and innocent but you know that just a few short years later some of them will be clubbing and getting into some 'naughty necking' that Ryder sings about towards the end.

    Lady Gaga's Bad Romance really raised the bar for modern pop music and for her career. Such a brilliant and bold song demanded a special video, and this still sounds and looks amazing (with a great ending too).

    By complete contrast, this simple but affecting video really enhances Julia Holter's beautiful Feel You (which I'll admit makes me well up every time). If this doesn't move you, you have no soul.

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  31. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Dr. Furface - isn't there another video for WFL filmed in the Hac?

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