discordian

lower and shake your head if you're old enough to clearly remember the infancy of music video.
If you dig the early 80's music scene definately try to get a copy of "Urgh A Music War".
It's worth it just for Klaus Nomi doing "Total Eclipse".

frankenduf

MTV died when Madonna's belly button shriveled

econ2econ

Ridiculous, non-musical programming killed the video star.

Mack

Here's one of the first music videos, one with decidedly higher production values that the run of that era (1980ish).

I was lucky to play a very small part in this thing's life, and the 25 years since haven't diminished my admiration for Michael Nesmith. With this one he shows he can hold his own with Jimmy Buffett; in others, with Zappa. No mere Monkee, he.

discordian

this is the ONLY pre-MTV music video worth watching. Trust me. You will not be the same after watching this one. (yes - it's safe for work)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bFoytXbjjWI

scylocke

Why don't they just call MTV PopTV? It's just a big bowl of terrible popular culture, blown to extreme proportions.

vinod

But that's wrong. Internet killed the TV star. Video is thriving, more popular than ever before.

book.junkee

I remember being in college and sneaking in after hours to one of the buildings (being so long ago, I don't remember which one) and watching music videos. It must have been the communications building because several members of the group were communications majors (as well as musicians).

Peggy

It gives me a tremendous amount of pleasure to direct you to a version of Video Killed the Radio Star by a trio called The Wrong Trousers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HE0QXd78_w

It's short, about 2:30, and features mandolin, harp, and standup bass. Seriously, if you have any fond memory of that song at all (not the video, or MTV necessarily, just the song), please check this out. Just listening to these kids makes me happy.

discordian

lower and shake your head if you're old enough to clearly remember the infancy of music video.
If you dig the early 80's music scene definately try to get a copy of "Urgh A Music War".
It's worth it just for Klaus Nomi doing "Total Eclipse".

frankenduf

MTV died when Madonna's belly button shriveled

econ2econ

Ridiculous, non-musical programming killed the video star.

Mack

Here's one of the first music videos, one with decidedly higher production values that the run of that era (1980ish).

I was lucky to play a very small part in this thing's life, and the 25 years since haven't diminished my admiration for Michael Nesmith. With this one he shows he can hold his own with Jimmy Buffett; in others, with Zappa. No mere Monkee, he.

discordian

this is the ONLY pre-MTV music video worth watching. Trust me. You will not be the same after watching this one. (yes - it's safe for work)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bFoytXbjjWI

scylocke

Why don't they just call MTV PopTV? It's just a big bowl of terrible popular culture, blown to extreme proportions.

vinod

But that's wrong. Internet killed the TV star. Video is thriving, more popular than ever before.

book.junkee

I remember being in college and sneaking in after hours to one of the buildings (being so long ago, I don't remember which one) and watching music videos. It must have been the communications building because several members of the group were communications majors (as well as musicians).

Peggy

It gives me a tremendous amount of pleasure to direct you to a version of Video Killed the Radio Star by a trio called The Wrong Trousers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HE0QXd78_w

It's short, about 2:30, and features mandolin, harp, and standup bass. Seriously, if you have any fond memory of that song at all (not the video, or MTV necessarily, just the song), please check this out. Just listening to these kids makes me happy.