Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Video Killed The Radio Star
In short, this video is very strange. It is very 1980's as evidenced by the shots of tapes, key boards, bad outfits, and tinsel wigs. However, it was the first video on MTV, which is pretty awesome. The overall message is that new technology is the death of old technology. When music videos came out, artists HAD TO have a video to stay on top. Even though these 1980s videos were not that stellar, they were necessary to make it in the industry. What mark have they left behind to today's audience? Space occupied on YouTube? History records of electronic pop? At least these videos make it a whole lot easier for us to be inspired for 80s themed costume parties.