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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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Phil Collins - Take Me Home
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Phil Collins / Take Me Home

This was 1985, the moment when Phil was as big a star as anyone on the planet with his massive No Jacket Required album (which won the Grammy for Album of the Year and sold 25 million+ copies worldwide). Take Me Home was the 4th single, following Don't Lose My Number, Sussudio and One More Night (the latter 2 both went #1 everywhere). The album was engineered by Hugh Padgham who was at the time on fire with monster albums like Synchronicity by The Police. Backing vocals include both Sting and former Genesis bandmate Peter Gabriel.

In an era of much less information about the movements of rock stars, this was a pretty simple but powerful video of Phil set in front of iconic locations as he toured every corner of the world. It ends with a bit of his sense of humour and also features what could be the first pool-in-a-car on MTV.

According to Wikipedia, the song itself is apparently about a patient in a mental institution and largely based on the novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
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