January 6th, 2009

i'm ready for my close up mr demille

i can't write songs about girls any more, i have to write songs about women

YouTube is good for many things, but the thing I enjoy most is finding music vidoes from by-gone eras, especially stuff that I never saw or haven't seen in a very long time. Last week, I gave you an old Rose Tattoo video. This week, I have some more fun stuff for you. Three novelty songs from the late 80s/early 90s that may have flown under your radar, or as is most likely the case, was WAY before your time. Whatever the case, take 15 minutes and enjoy the awesome.

Scatterbrain - "Don't Call Me Dude"
The most ambitious of the three videos. It actually got a good deal of rotation on Headbanger's Ball back in the day. Wikipedia says it was a top 20 hit in Australia, which speaks volumes about the musical tastes of our brothers and sisters in Oz.

The Pursuit Of Happiness - "I'm An Adult Now"
Filled with great lines like the one I used in the subject, the lyrics are wry and dryly delivered. I thought it was an amusing song when I was 19. Now it's fucking hysterical. Really.

The Look People - "Five"
The previous two videos, I will grant that you may have seen/heard it before. Chances are though, you've never witnessed this next one. The song is completely wacky and its performers even more so. This is one of those low-budget videos where they used every green-screen trick, every angle, and what seems like a gajillion snap-zoom shots. How many minutes does Brubeck take?