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 (to check out the full playlist just click here). You probably saw these back in the day on Miscellaneous Television or Much Music or Night Flight or Friday Night Videos, etc. etc.
**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 ZEBRA from their self-titled 1983 album with "Tell Me What You Want."
No doubt you'll remember this one from back in the day. CINDERELLA with "Shake Me" off Night Songs from '86.
JACKYL from their self-titled '92 album with "Down On Me."
The supergroup featuring legendary vocalist John Waite, and JOURNEY's Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain (and future JOURNEY member Deen Castronovo), with "Forget Me Not" from their self-titled '89 album.
It's 'tallica. "Wherever I May Roam" from their 1991 self-titled album.
Apologies for the video on this one. I could not find a decent quality copy of this music video, but I felt it was important to include it anyway. But hopefully if you squint your way through it, it will bring back memories of seeing it on tube back in the day. McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP off '87's Perfect Timing with "Gimmie Your Love."
SCORPIONS with the live version of "Big City Nights" off '85's World Wide Live.
MERCYFUL FATE with "Egypt" from 1993's In The Shadows.
And our final video, the latest from VIXEN. From their new live album Live Fire, here's a new studio track, "You Ought To Know By Now."
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/