The J. Geils Band - Love Stinks
"I've been through diamonds…
"…I've been through minks
I've been through it all
Love stinks, yeah, yeah"
It was August 1981, the first month of an experiment called MTV, when I made my first foray into the world of music videos via "Love Stinks," apparently the 84th song played in the revolutionary channel's rollout. (In case you were wondering--and didn't already know--The Buggles's "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first.)
I don't know why, but the opening shot of the drummer in an alley sitting ramrod-straight with just a bass, snare, and cymbal, using fish instead of drumsticks, has always stayed with me.