Back in the day music videos were a fabulous form of musical expression. Sometimes the artist saw a song in a different way than how their fans saw it. You got your Madonna videos (Bedtime Stories) that left you in awe…while scratching your head with a butcher knife. Sometimes, there were things that the artist really couldn’t express with actors and stage sets so they turned to the drawing board…literally. Sometimes the end result was a sparkling few into a musician’s mind that made you second guess a face to face meeting and put the words “restraining order” into your vocabulary. So let’s take a creepy peek into the minds of both musician and the artists that bring their dreams, nightmares, fantasies, and bondage fetishes to life.
10. Studio Killers – Ode To The Bouncer
Okay, saw this one and thought the animation was very creative…but it’s all about getting into a night club and having to “persuade” the bouncer to let you in. And it’s a catchy song…but a weird premise and there is a skull involved…
9. Gorillaz – 19 2000
I have to add these guys in here since their whole persona is animated! It was a brilliant concept and a damn nice “side” project if you ask me.
8.DyE – Fantasy
The phrase WTF? (only in longer less appropriate form) came out about three dozen times in this really…really fucked up video! I mean tentacle and testicle chomping fucked up! Go ahead…you’re old enough to not sleep anymore…or go into a pool for a little late night nookie.
7.The Dears – 22 The Death Of All The Romance
Such a sad and wasteful song. I like teddy bears so this was a really heart wrenching video. And then I saw the world had been cut in half and I thought to myself..”Ah the future. What a grim and dismal place that’s going to be.”
5.Unknown Russian Song
To be honest…I have no clue what song this is! Truly! It’s Russian…that much I got, but after that…
4.Meiko – Leave the Lights On
I just thought this was a cool song.
3.A-HA – Take On Me
A classic! I especially liked the version Family Guy did with Chris in the grocery store and this video. Fucking brilliant!
2.Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
One of the first computer animated videos! This just demonstrated what everyone thought was cool in the 80’s…and how I miss all of those things!
1. Daft Punk – One More Time
I am not really that big of a Daft Punk fan but I had to throw this video in because the Japanese made a whole movie out of this album! A whole movie! That is the longest animated music video yet!
Bonus: Pink Floyd’s The Wall
That’s right! The whole movie is nothing but a huge music video but the most memorable scene was with the judge speaking with his anus…classic!