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1Favourite Music Videos. Empty Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 20, 2019 1:53 pm

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Post them here....

For me, the big one's gotta be A-Ha's Take on Me



I also really love this one (almost resembles a Graeme Harper Who story).

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2Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 20, 2019 3:20 pm

Well to absolutely no one's surprise Amy Winehouse.

Her song Love is a Losing Game is the single greatest piece of music made since the early 90s IMO. Its lyrics, composition, and the vocals are just perfect.

Amy had the widest range of any of her contemporaries. Some of her songs are hilarious and scathing like Stronger Than Me (My god that song must make feminists heads explode!) Whilst Fuck Me Pumps is also wonderfully scathing and funny. She could also be really sexy too like Amy, Amy, Amy (which would be the perfect song for Amy Pond!) And of course she could cover lots of genres from soul to R and B to jazz to ska to even country and western. She did a cover of the Mighty Quinn on Jools Holland that's great! (Fun fact Ade Edmondson also performed on Amy's version of the Mighty Quinn. That makes old Edward Elizabeth Hitler the only man to perform on stage with Cliff Richard, The Bonzos and Amy Winehouse LOL What a career!)

I'm still not over Amy Winehouse's death. That's the only hard thing about listening to her music. It will be easier for future generations to listen to her, as they didn't live through her downfall like I did, and constantly hope she'd get better. Still the music holds up, and whilst I'm glad to see her recognised as one of the greats, I still think people don't give her the credit she's due for her versatility. They tend to think of her music as just being sad and tragic.

Most of the best solo singers of the past 20 years have been women IMO. Thanks to Amy in the 00s there was I think a mini British invasion just like the one in the 60s. Rather than be Boybands however it was solo female singers.

We had some great singers like Florence and the Machine (Dear god do I love Florence Welch! Big noses are so beautiful) Paloma Faith, V.V.Brown, the Noisettes, Emeli Sande, and Jessie J. Adele was the most successful after Amy of course and she was quite good, but I must admit I found her to be horribly overrated.

I also didn't like the way a lot of feminists tried to bash Lady Gaga to beef up Adele. Fortunately Gaga seems to have overcome that now (I love Lady Gaga too and Lana Del Rey. America also seemed to produce a wave of eccentric female singers from round about that time too, which Gaga herself attributed to Amy.)

In terms of old school singers I tend to like all of the classics, The Beatles, The Stones, The Doors (Love Her Madly might be my favourite.) Queen are probably my favourite old band. You can't top Freddie Mercury. I'm also a big David Bowie and Elton John fan. (I first came to appreciate Sir Elton thanks to Dan Dare, as he did a song about that, that's great. He's done a lot of good work, and had quite an interesting life. Also his guest appearance in Kingsman 2 was hilarious.)

The Sex Pistols have also always been a big fave of mine. Johnny Rotten is an arsehole, but he's strangely likable because he's an arsehole. You appreciate how unapologetic he is, even when he's doing stupid things. Also he does seem like a smart bloke under his bluster. I also respected how he spoke out against Jimmy Savile.

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3Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 20, 2019 3:33 pm

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Funnily enough I was *very* impressed with the Amy documentary film, despite the fact I'd never really taken the time to take interest in her music before then.

So I went in cold but certainly came away understanding she was a rare and raw talent.

However I mainly meant the thread to be less about favourite artists, and more about specific favourite music videos that stood out for you. Since music videos can be an art in themselves.

Did you have a favourite music video by hers?

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4Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 20, 2019 3:49 pm

@Tanmann wrote:Funnily enough I was *very* impressed with the Amy documentary film, despite the fact I'd never really taken the time to take interest in her music before then.

So I went in cold but certainly came away understanding she was a rare and raw talent.

However I mainly meant the thread to be less about favourite artists, and more about specific favourite music videos that stood out for you. Since music videos can be an art in themselves.

Did you have a favourite music video by hers?

Ah sorry I see now the title of this thread is favourite music videos, I thought it was just music.

Well Amy's best music vid is probably Back to Black (though I like the vid for You Know I'm No Good too and Stronger Than Me's video is funny.)

I think and this is going to be controversial that the best video ever made is probably Thriller. I don't know all the details of the recent MJ docu, so I'm not going to offer an opinion one way or the other on his innocence or guilt, but if we can seperate the artist from the art then Thriller is probably the best. You can't top the Zombie and Werewolf make up and Vincent Price's narration.

I'd say my fave Queen video would have to Radio Gaga, though to be fair a lot of that is just clips from the classic Metropolis.

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5Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 20, 2019 3:54 pm

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@burrunjor wrote:I think and this is going to be controversial that the best video ever made is probably Thriller. I don't know all the details of the recent MJ video, so I'm not going to offen an opinion one way or the other, but if we can seperate the artist from the art then Thriller is probably the best. You can't top the Zombie and Werewolf make up and Vincent Price's narration.

That one was brilliant! It's stood the test of time brilliantly with some beautiful choreography.

If you can get hold of it, there's a brilliant essay anthology book called The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson (edited by Mark Fisher), that's well worth a read.

I'd say my fave Queen video would have to Radio Gaga, though to be fair a lot of that is just clips from the classic Metropolis.

Yep, that one's a classic too.

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6Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 20, 2019 4:06 pm

@Tanmann wrote:
@burrunjor wrote:I think and this is going to be controversial that the best video ever made is probably Thriller. I don't know all the details of the recent MJ video, so I'm not going to offen an opinion one way or the other, but if we can seperate the artist from the art then Thriller is probably the best. You can't top the Zombie and Werewolf make up and Vincent Price's narration.

That one was brilliant! It's stood the test of time brilliantly with some beautiful choreography.

If you can get hold of it, there's a brilliant essay anthology book called The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson (edited by Mark Fisher), that's well worth a read.

I'd say my fave Queen video would have to Radio Gaga, though to be fair a lot of that is just clips from the classic Metropolis.

Yep, that one's a classic too.

Also I forgot this one too. Its hard to watch. Freddie was deathly ill with Aids at this point. I think he died a few weeks later.

Still you have to respect his strength at being able to do this. Its also an absolutely beautiful song too. So touching and poignant even without the circumstances. Brian May's guitar solo is one of my favourite moments.

In a way Queen are kind of the anti Amy Winehouse in that both were versatile, but everybody thinks of Amy as being depressing all the time, and Queen as being silly and lighthearted, but this video shows they could do songs with incredible depth.



This is a contender for my favourite song of all time alongside Love is a Losing Game.

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7Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 20, 2019 4:41 pm

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8Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 27, 2019 3:30 pm

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How could I forget Macklemore?

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9Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 27, 2019 3:38 pm

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This one really gives me chills.

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10Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 27, 2019 4:17 pm

Chris Cornell's theme for Casino Royale.



I was shocked to discover he has since died aged only 52. Suicide i think.

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11Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Mon May 27, 2019 11:31 pm

Ocean Color Scene. My personal favourite of theirs - Its A Beautiful Thing ...

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12Favourite Music Videos. Empty Re: Favourite Music Videos. on Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:54 pm

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Love this one. Gloria is so talented and gorgeous!


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