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Old 09-16-2015, 09:19 PM
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Default I Want My MVT (Music Video Thread)

I couldn't find a proper music video thread so I made one. If there is a pre-existing one, please let me know.

Anyway, this isn't the greatest video but it's a pretty cool love letter to the classic Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four.

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Old 09-17-2015, 08:30 AM
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thinking about it through my mind right now and I'm not sure what music videos I can actually remember. Which is kind of scaring me, a few months ago I was talking to a friend and she said she hated music videos because they took away from the song they were attached to and I brushed that off and thought she was just nuts. I'm not sure if I agree but I kind of am seeing what she meant now?

A lot of videos were just the band playing which is lame but worked for MTV. Like, holy shit the grunge movement was absurd with this.

Some videos were cool as an introduction to a band, their style, or are just iconic in general. I think most people will think of a duran duran video when they think about the 80s.

Some were really cool overdrawn productions, like Thriller.

In the 90s, a trend of videos that offered strange and challenging imagery became a thing with Nine Inch Nails or Tool. Which I think it was really important for a curation service like MTV used to be at the time to offer those kinds of alternatives for people.

In general my favorite videos are ones that play with visual motifs already present in an album that calls for a striking visual component: "Tonight, Tonight" by smashing pumpkins or "Welcome to the black parade" by my chemical romance come to mind.


I do like a lot of the clumsy, silly or avant grade stuff from music video's early days in the 80s like dopey Adam Ant videos or the video for Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel. But I think i've learned that its not such an important part of the medium anymore :[
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:10 AM
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Why didn't you start with Video Killed the Radio Star, Johnny?

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Some videos were cool as an introduction to a band, their style, or are just iconic in general. I think most people will think of a duran duran video when they think about the 80s.
Well thanks to the title of this thread, I can't get out of my head. Now THAT was the '80s.
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:18 AM
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Well, too late for Buge suggestion. As Brian said, a visual component helps and someone who is great at that is Eric Wareheim from Tim and Eric, who has directed quite a few great videos. Here's one that feels very Tim and Eric and is yet also very beautiful.

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Old 09-17-2015, 11:50 AM
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A lot of videos were just the band playing which is lame but worked for MTV. Like, holy shit the grunge movement was absurd with this.
this is literally the first thing that came to mind on seeing this thread:

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Speaking of Tool earlier...



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I couldn't find a proper music video thread so I made one. If there is a pre-existing one, please let me know.
There's this, but I like your thread title better.
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This thread needs more throat singing.



More I say!

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Old 10-06-2015, 05:52 PM
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Time for all three Rio videos:



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I guess its off topic to gush about it.

Always liked Rio, its a great sounding song and its video is Fun n' playful.

But playing it in rock band with all the pieces of the song parted out shows just how well its put together. All the instruments have dynamic and fun parts (verified by fucking around with a cover of it with a RL band). Just a completely joyous party of a song~ John Taylor is a really underrated bassist.
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The bass on the first two Duran Duran albums is crazy. Taylor slowed down on their third album for some reason and hasn't sped up since, except to deliberately evoke the classic albums.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:24 AM
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must've gotten shorted out in The Power Station 8)
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