Monday, January 14, 2008

Biggest Disconnect Between A Song And Its Video

Walter Egan was a late 70's/early 80's singer. He only had two "hits" (if you want to call them that) that I know of, Magnet And Steel and Fool Moon Fire.

Fool Moon Fire came out when I was a high school senior. I loved the guitar work in it, loved the tune. I still think it's a beautiful song.

But the video sucks. I don't mean a little bit, I mean it sucks so bad it creates Hurricane Katrina-like low pressure.

Anyone want to nominate any other songs in the Huge Disparity Between Song Quality And Video Quality category?

7 comments:

Dempsey said...

Ah, Darren..."Magnet and Steel" was one of my favorite songs back at Fort Benning. I had just finished a stint as a Blackhat in the Airborne Department (Steel) and was chasing after one of the dancers in the I-Bar (Magnet). Downloaded the song to my iPod just the other day...:-). The memories...

Anonymous said...

Jimmy Buffett "Livin' it up" from 1982. The video was hideous, despite the best efforts of Jimmy and Broadway Joe Namath.

Chanman said...

"I'm So Happy, I Can't Stop Crying" by Sting.

It is a song about divorce that can bring tears to my eyes when I listen to it, but the video had Sting wearing a pompadour haircut while riding a horse, and featured line-dancing aliens. I frickin' hate the video, but I love the song.

Darren said...

Dempsey, if you couldn't score a woman at the I-Bar... :-)

Dempsey said...

Darren: "Dempsey, if you couldn't score a woman at the I-Bar... :-)"

Darren, there were two girls in a smoke filled bar packed nightly with testosterone charged warriors. There were no other women within a 155's bursting radius of the AO. For what it's worth, one of the dancers became my domestic partner (a term not yet coined back then) for a while.

Darren said...

Fine. Take the air out of my humorous balloon with your silly facts.

Odd, though--I don't recall ever hearing "domestic partner" used when referring to someone of the opposite sex. :-)

kinghighmike said...

Here's a few:
The Tubes - She's a Beauty
Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane