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Best Video Ever? March 9, 2009

Posted by markgeil in Music, You did ask - didn't you?.
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My favorite music video was always “Take On Me” by A-Ha. I remember being floored by the special effects, which is saying something now. To wit:

Since those younger days, I’ve come to appreciate the video that epitomizes the 80’s for many, “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” by Journey. It’s so comedic it’s been remade by dozens of people. I’ve posted the best remake below. Here’s what I suggest. Watch the remake first. If you’ve never seen the original, you’ll be thinking, “Well, that’s funny, but there’s no way the original was quite like that.” You’ll be wrong. Watch the original, then watch the remake again. Yes, you will have given up about 12 minutes of your life, but it will be worth it. Trust me. Revel, in particular, in:

  • Steve Perry’s killer muscle shirt (I GOTTA get me one of those)
  • The drummer’s strange right hand technique
  • The bass guitarist “patting” the strings
  • The angry keys player pounding the wall-mounted keyboard

Okay, ready? Here’s the remake:

And here, in all its glory, is the best music video ever:



1. Steve Sloan - March 16, 2009

I hadn’t seen the remake before. I really enjoyed that. Funny stuff!

Not too long ago I got into a discussion about Billy Squier and I asked my wife if she had ever witnessed his award winning video for “Rock Me Tonite.” If you haven’t watched it in awhile, you owe it to yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZvl2aqIyNg

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