Sunday, April 29, 2007

Generation V

I'm a kid of the music video age, that period squeezed between the vinyl and eight tracks of the 70s and the MP3 files and iPods of the 90s. During my high school and college days, my pop culture world was most heavily influenced by Night Tracks, MTV and VH1.

In celebration of that proud musical heritage I've decided to resurrect a little of that heady time when the whole world seemed to stop for every time a music video by a major artist debuted. I'll be putting some of my favorite forgotten videos here in periodic posts under this same title.

For my first installment I've chosen The Psychedelic Furs, a pop punk band from England made famous in the States by its title song for the movie "Pretty in Pink."

I rediscovered the band a few years ago when I heard "The Ghost in You" while listening to the on board music during a flight to Germany.



As soon as I got home I bought the band's greatest hits CD. Here are a couple more of my favorites from that disc.

"Heaven"


"Love My Way"


Looks like the band is touring again and stopping on the Left Coast in July, including a date in San Diego.

5 comments:

Rubus said...

We must be about the same age, because I, too, grew up with the beginning of music videos and MTV. Thanks for the The Psychedelic Furs video links - it was a nice blast from the past. Now I'll have to go out and get their anthology CD.

Personally, I think my favorite time for music videos was only through 1983, possibly 1984. Those first few years of MTV were the best. After 1983-84, it all just seemed to have lost its luster for me.

Jumpthesnark said...

Rather than Night Tracks, I watched Night Flight It was on the USA Network and I remember it seemed to be on at all hours - no matter what time I got home from a party or (eventually) a bar, there it was. And TV didn't have a better comedown combo until E and the Teletubbies, years later. That was just sick.

Anyway, those were some good videos. Try this one.

Jumpthesnark said...

Rather than Night Tracks, I watched Night Flight It was on the USA Network and I remember it seemed to be on at all hours - no matter what time I got home from a party or (eventually) a bar, there it was. And TV didn't have a better comedown combo until E and the Teletubbies, years later. That was just sick.

Anyway, those were some good videos. Try this one.

Zoya said...

It all sounds very familiar.

Zoya said...

ps i don't know how to work this u-tube thing. maybe you could post some abba for me.