Thursday, March 06, 2008

Welcome to the Mtv Generation

Mtv debuted just a couple of weeks before my 15th birthday. I still remember the old ads with the astronaut planting the Mtv flag on the moon. Today I heard a song that I bet I haven't heard in 20 years. It was one of my favorites in high school, along with a lot of other German techno/pop/punk stuff, and since most of the songs from that part of my life are permanently paired with their music video in my brain, as I was driving in the car, I was picturing this gem. Watch it if you dare. Peter Schilling was a serious babe and a lot of his other music is really good. But as for this bit of vintage 80's, which continues the story begun by David Bowie in Ground Control to Major Tom, it could be a very close second to our favorite worst video ever made. What is up with the carhops? This used to make me cry as I imagined Major Tom floating away, thinking of his wife...Ahh, the good old days of teen angst.


5 comments:

  1. Boy, MTV is a totally different animal now though eh? Good memories

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  2. Oh, how fun. I love that song! I miss our Mtv. It was so great in the 80's with fun, dancy videos. Thanks for a walk down memory lane!

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  3. Oh. Man. Yet another way that video killed the radio star. That is seriously crazy. It makes me want to watch the Neverending Story music video--it's so completely horrible.

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  4. Ok, this is the one I mean:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zrRzvNRrc8

    no movie clips

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  5. wow. I agree, those car hops are a bit random, even for this video.

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