Sunday, November 23, 2008

Great Moments in Music Video


Start the video, now wait for it . . . wait for it . . .



At 3:38.

Best Moment in the History of Music Video? I'm open to persuasion, but right now I can't think of any better.

It's this sort of thing that justifies MTV's existence. The rest of it — all the crap: Singled Out, Road Rules, Adam Curry, TRL, whatever they're doing nowadays instead of playing videos — it's well worth it, just to have moments like this.


Mithridates said...

By the way. What's with the hair? Part of the new image?

Best moment ever might be the end of Bad to the Bone . I mean who hasn't tried to make that eight ball drop with a stomp on the floor? And he did it with cigarette ashes!!!

Phutatorius said...

A worthy nominee, surely. George Thorogood had some wicked incisors, didn't he?

And for the record, I would rule out any moment in which dramatic tension builds between two opposing parties, we find ourselves on the edge of great violence . . . and they dance.

This was a recurring motif in the 1980s — I'm thinking Beat It, I'm thinking Love Is a Battlefield — and it just doesn't work. Sorry. Thought it was crap then, and I won't be changing my mind.

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