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 one to melt your speakers. With the title track from 1990's Painkiller, here's JUDAS PRIEST.
Off the 1988 IMPELLITTERI album Stand In Line, here's the title track. The late, great PAT TORPEY played drums on the album, but clearly that's not him in the video.
From '86's Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? it's MEGADETH with "Peace Sells."
Not actually a music video, but a TV performance where they were had to lip synch to the recording. (Actually, wait... isn't that the DEFINITION of "music video"?) It's SAXON with "Never Surrender" off '81's Denim And Leather.
Again, not actually a music video, but a cool live performance from back-in-the-day. Here's KEEL with "Back To The City", a song from 1985's Right To Rock album.
Another one from KEEL. From their self-titled '87 album, it's "Somebody's Waiting."
And finally, RATT from '88's Reach For The Sky with "I Want A Woman."
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/