Friday, August 04, 2006

Video Friday #4: Asia, "Heat of the Moment"

If I were to make a list of "great songs with terrible videos", this would definitely be near the top. It might have sounded like a clever idea at the time, but putting the literal interpretation of the word up onto the screen is a terrible idea. It's only a few seconds into the video, but the "wipe the smile right from your face" sequence lets you know how bad it's going to get.

6 Comments:

At 5:43 PM, August 04, 2006, Anonymous jampak said...

Wow, great song! I remember watching this video dozens of times on MTV, but I guess I was too young and undiscerning to be bothered by how slavishly literal it was. Perhaps they did it to help the hearing impaired or non-english speakers understand what the song was about--a kind of visual captioning :-)

 
At 11:59 AM, August 06, 2006, Blogger kendra said...

your videos tend to be ironic, don't they?

 
At 5:35 PM, August 06, 2006, Blogger IvyMike said...

Kendra,

Don't be fooled. Sure, there's some camp value to the 70's and 80's songs I've been posting. But mostly I think they're awesome songs.

On the other hand, I'm looking over my list of videos for upcoming weeks, and there might be a little irony in there. I guess we'll know for sure after I make the final cut. :)

 
At 4:34 PM, August 07, 2006, Blogger MelechRic said...

This song qualifies for what my wife and I think of as "Fair Music" as in "let's go to the Fair and see the hogs race!"

Other notable Fair music groups include .38 Special and The J. Giles Band.

 
At 4:35 PM, August 07, 2006, Blogger MelechRic said...

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