3-6-12 Music Video Project
Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour born 1945, C&W legend Bob Wills born 1905; Which one’s pink?
March marches on – and I continue to work on my “Music Video Project”. Towards the end of February 2012, I originated a new 59 minute volume:
Music Videos – Volume 52 (aka MV-52)
Art Of Noise – Kiss (with Tom Jones) (1988)
Art Of Noise – Yebo (1989)
Fall, The – Cruiser’s Creek (long vers.)
Wyman, Bill – (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (1982)
Wyman, Bill – New Fashion, A (1982)
Wyman, Bill – Come Back Suzanne (1982)
Soft Cell – Memorabilia (1981)
Soft Cell – Tainted Love (’91 vers.)
Soft Cell – Bedsitter (1981)
Soft Cell – Torch (1982)
Soft Cell – What (1982)
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (’91 vers.)
Soft Cell – Soul Inside (1983)
Soft Cell – Where The Heart Is (1982)
Of course, we deal with the ephemeral nature of music most clearly with this volume.
As far as I know, all videos are stereo, and reasonably good masters. The Soft Cell titles came from a Japanese laser disc, dubbed many years ago. The Bill Wyman videos – which were just a little too outré for MTV – were sold as a Sony “Video 45” – in stereo hi-fi (Beta)! The Fall came off of some sort of VHS-dubbed-to-Beta demo reel of “alt” bands – I think I kept it because I realized how unusual a 7 minute version of “Cruiser’s Creek” was. I’m pretty sure the Art of Noise clips came from ¾” U-matic videocassettes that were dubbed to Beta.
Bill Wyman never made music videos again, as far as I know. He continued to make albums, but…not ‘pop songs’ with music videos, per se. When I mentioned Bill Wyman to Jim D., he had an amusing paraphrasing from Trouser Press magazine, panning “A New Fashion”, which I rather enjoy! When was the last time I had to consider Bill Wyman?
And I do believe that the Soft Cell clips are what were serviced as clips, and not just things chopped out of “Non Stop Exotic Video Show” – the first time I ran across “Bedsitter” in my music video collection, I am almost 100% certain it was from ‘film’ – the one here is on videotape!