Some were great. Some were embarrassing. But all left us wanting more, and drove us to the record stores to pick up the LPs, cassettes, or (for the rich kids) the CDs that the songs came from. They were music videos. And they ruled the world.
I've picked a few of the videos of songs from this past Saturday's METAL WORKS (you can check out the full playlist just click here). You probably saw these back in the day on Miscellaneous Television or Night Flight or Friday Night Videos.
**Some of the video quality on these aren't great, but I tried to find the best version of each for your trip down memory lane.**
Let's start things off with LIVING COLOUR and the song and video that made a huge impact in 1988, "Cult Of Personality" off Vivid.
TYKETTO with their classic "Forever Young" from 91's Don't Come Easy.
Hello Me(GADETH)! "Sweating Bullets" from Countdown To Extinction.
Memphis band (technically a Memphis/Nashville band nowadays) TORA TORA off the Surprise Attack album with "Walkin' Shoes."
If a band actually did a live performance on the flatbed of a moving semi, it would actually be kind of annoying as you'd only hear a couple seconds of the song as they drove by. (Just the observation of a tired mind.) But it sure made for a cool video! DOKKEN with "It's Not Love" off '85's Under Lock And Key.
FIFTH ANGEL with the title track off '89's Time Will Tell.
KIX from Blow My Fuse with "Cold Blood."
And we end with something new. From guitarist Gus G.'s solo album Fearless, which is out now, here's "Letting Go." (Featuring Pink Cream 69 bassist Dennis Ward on bass and vocals.)
Again, to check out the full playlist from this week's show, just click here. And be sure to tune in every Saturday night at 9pm cst for two hours(ish) of Classic Metal and Hard Rock. OUR music. OUR show. METAL WORKS.
Play hard. \m/