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 (just click here to check out the full playlist). 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 get things going with JOE SATRIANI's "Summer Song" off 1992's The Extremist. (Like I said on-air, I love the song, but I hate the season.)
Before you watch OZZY OSBOURNE's "Breaking All The Rules" from the 1988 album No Rest For The Wicked, check out this TV commercial for the album.
With the title track from 94's Dogman, here's KING'S X.
Paul Stanley fully-embraced the neon trend of the '80s in the video for "Tears Are Falling" off the 1985 KISS album Asylum.
QUEENSRYCHE with the title track off 90's Empire.
RATT from 1986's Dancing Undercover with "Dance."
Canadian band SLIK TOXIK from their 1992 album Doin' The Nasty with "Helluvatime."
I couldn't find a non-stretched-to-fit-the-screen version of this video (why do people do that???), so my apologies (and this is even off the band's official site). Here's IRON MAIDEN with "Stranger In A Strange Land" off 86's Somewhere In Time.
And we end with something new. Here's REFUGE (featuring members of RAGE - long story, look it up) with "The Man In The Ivory Tower" from their album Solitary Men which comes out 6/29/18.
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/