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 kick things off with the video that introduced the world to TESLA. "Modern Day Cowboy" from their 1986 album Mechanical Resonance. Bonus points for including footage from one of my all-time favorite films, Stanley Kubrick's Doctor Strangelove: Or How I Learned Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb.
From their '87 album Triumph And Agony, here's WARLOCK with their classic Metal anthem "All We Are". (Sorry for the stretched-to-widescreen and cropped picture, but it's the best quality version of the full unedited video I could find. Why do people do that???)
A music video was never made back-in-the day for this song, but I just had to include it here in some form. So here's a live recording with live video of them performing it, sometime in the early 2000s. Here's KING'S X with "We Were Born To Be Loved", originally off 1990's Faith Hope Love.
DOKKEN with "Alone Again" from '84's Tooth And Nail.
You may not know this one, but you should. ;) From their 1989 album Absolute Power, here's POWERMAD with "Nice Dreams."
ROB HALFORD's first post-JUDAS PRIEST project, FIGHT, with "Nailed To The Gun" from 1993's War Of Words.
IRON MAIDEN with "Run To The Hills" from '82's The Number Of The Beast. (Again, why do they feel the need to stretch and crop their videos?!?! And this is the band's official YouTube channel!)
And let's finish up with a video that features a Who's Who of '80's artists. Here's SAM KINISON's cover of "Wild Thing" from his 1988 album Have You Seen Me Lately?
Again, to check out the full playlist from last 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/