Okay, guys. If I had realized ahead of time that Halloween was my turn to do Music Video Monday, I would have saved "Thriller" for today and I wouldn't have had to rack my brain to think of something good (debatable). I guess I would have had to rack my brain a couple weeks ago instead, but, meh. Hindsight's 20/20, so I won't beat myself up too bad.
The song "Magic" by Mick Smiley always stands out to me when it plays in Ghostbusters. You know the scene - Walter "Dickless" Peck, played by William Atherton, shuts down the 'busters' ghost containment unit, and all of the spirits and spooks the boys caught throughout the film escape. There's something about the song that's just creepy, and it makes the scene of the escaping ghosts even more eerie.
The actual music video for "Magic"...not so much. The Ghostbusters version of the song is actually a different version than the "official" one, which is slower and more of an '80s love song. The video does start out pretty creepy, however - seems like a Twilight Zone episode is starting when we see the black and white imagery of a rain-drenched cafe. The rest of the video is a strange mix of goofy (old lady at around 0:56) and sexy (any scene featuring the video's dark-haired vixen, particularly the one around 2:25 - which is probably going to remind you most of the scene from the film, by the way). Anyway, the video's below. Happy Halloween!
p.s. If anyone wants to suggest some music videos more befitting Halloween, feel free to do so in the comments. Maybe you can redeem me.
"Season of the Witch" - DonovanReplyDelete
"Time Warp" - Rocky HorrorReplyDelete
"Paint It Black" - The StonesReplyDelete
"Halloween" - Dave Matthews BandReplyDelete
"Child in Time" - Deep PurpleReplyDelete
"Monster Mash" - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-KickersReplyDelete
"Tammy" - Debbie ReynoldsReplyDelete
Couldn't find a video for Halloween, but I don't think they're big on music videos, right?ReplyDelete
Everything else is pre '81/MTV/"Video Killed the Radio Star" and I was struggling to think of official music videos. Almost went with the Ghostbusters video but that thing looked ridiculous.
Funny enough, "VKtRS" made me think of The Limousines "Internet Killed The Video Star" which has got some good zombie action.
obvious choice would be Thriller - MJReplyDelete
Maybe I should have posted Thriller a second time. :)ReplyDelete