Overly literal music videos

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Inspired by watching Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans", in which he travels around New York and is afraid of various people

wasdnous (abanana), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 12:58 (seven months ago) link

My example of this is Ray Manzarek's awful, awful 1980s music video for LA Woman


Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 13:03 (seven months ago) link

Wow, that's absolutely egregious.

peace, man, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 13:51 (seven months ago) link

But in the best way


I_Got_Loaded, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 14:34 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

This song probably got enough attention on the liz phair thread, but deserves to be catalogued here as well.


peace, man, Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:41 (one week ago) link

I'll always have a soft spot the other members of the Pretenders pointing to the word 'special' on a menu at the appropriate point of Brass In Pocket


also the giant plug and everyone pointing at the jukebox from the Antmusic video

soref, Thursday, 18 February 2021 18:59 (one week ago) link


JoeStork, Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:17 (one week ago) link


Lee626, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:34 (one week ago) link

A friend once did “Friends in Low Places” at karaoke and there was a little person wearing cowboy duds in the video.

Chris L, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:37 (one week ago) link

EVERY. SINGLE. SONG in the "God Help the Girl" movie. (I'm a big B&S fan and have a pretty high tweeness tolerance, but my god, that movie was too much.)
Just one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ibQ5AOLno

ernestp, Friday, 19 February 2021 00:46 (one week ago) link

Also kudos to Papa Roach for having that video for "Broken Home" where they actually break a home.

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honk honk honkin' on Bobo's door (Doctor Casino), Friday, 19 February 2021 00:54 (one week ago) link


lovely song, seemingly lovely woman, awful vidya.

maelin, Friday, 19 February 2021 12:54 (one week ago) link

(particularly the bit where the lyrics are "breakthrough now" and a train breaks through (geddit?!) a wall with "NOW" spray painted on it)

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Friday, 19 February 2021 21:39 (one week ago) link

And in case that wasn't subtle enough when they repeat the shot a second time they superimpose the face of a woman mouthing "NOW" on top of it.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Friday, 19 February 2021 21:42 (one week ago) link

Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet


"Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start"
[Hand throws dice]
"And I bet, and you exploded in my heart"
[Dice explode]

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 21 February 2021 06:33 (one week ago) link


This is the worst music video ever made.

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 21 February 2021 11:23 (one week ago) link

Cube’s « It was a good day » !

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 21 February 2021 11:24 (one week ago) link


AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 21 February 2021 11:25 (one week ago) link

you don't see him pull out the jammy NOR kill the punani

stilt in the wings (sic), Sunday, 21 February 2021 11:30 (one week ago) link

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