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1980s music videos?

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Someone recently asked me, "If I had been working in the 80's, what profession would I have chosen?". Without a moment of hesitation I responded "Music video director". The 80's were obviously the golden age of...

Someone recently asked me, "If I had been working in the 80's, what profession would I have chosen?". Without a moment of hesitation I responded "Music video director".

The 80's were obviously the golden age of music videos. The rise of MTV coupled with a deluge of talented creatives exploring this new medium made for quite a cornucopia of visual expressions.

I'd love to see this bead explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of 80's music videos. Each of which can be enjoyed for a variety of reasons.
Michael Ventura
Jun 24, 2014
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Men At Work - It's A Mistake
Tom Ruprecht

Nuclear war

75% of videos during this era involved the impending nuclear apocalypse. This video ends (spoiler) with a General causing Armageddon when he mistakes the Red Button for an ashtray. I remember once coming out of this vid, JJ Jackson said, "Wow. Scary stuff from Men at Work. Could happen."
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