Continuing my journey back in time:
Axl Rose: Hard to work with? Who would have thunk it?
One of many videos that MTV was surprisingly reluctant to play.
Tone Loc: Wild Thing. MTV took a while to get to rap, but not as slow as I.
Which led to Young MC and his Bust A Move:
Not only did David Fichner start in videos, but so did Michael Bay. But this was less Bay-esque--no explosions and less gratuitous female pulchritude.
David Fichner and Paula Abdul? Yes:
Fincher plus Aerosmith make more sense:
Very much a short movie.
This one pretty much ended the US Navy's support for music videos. And, no, not very subtle: "We're getting as phallica as you an possibly get." From the book I Want My MTV
Quite the tattoo, eh? By the way, Cher was 43 at the time.
And now for something a bit different:
Finally, the video that was said to have killed videos:
Actually, the only way to end a series of posts on videos is with this one:
I love the disclaimer at the start.