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    This kind of ties into presto123's 80's music thread but I don't want to choke off his thread with this so here it is in all it's own glory.

    Now I'm not talking about bad songs that are made better by a good video (that can be another thread). I'm purely talking about a song that when played by itself is perfectly fine to listen to but when paired up with the video is unbearable.

    Obviously this is going to be for probably the older crowd as music videos these days are few and far between, which makes sense considering the only outlet for them pretty much is online.

    But we aren't going to limit this to age or genre so if you have something new or from another style of music that the video is so bad for, well let it fly.

    This can sort of be our version of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

    and having said all of that I hate to start off the thread with the atomic bomb but IMO I don't know if it can get a whole lot worse than this.



    Again, on it's own it is a perfectly fine song. But my God this video is just a mess. I mean did you take the time to actually watch it?

    We have what I believe to be the anti-christ, Ninja's, some less than hetro sexual swim club, poorly choreographed Arthur Fonzarelli zombies, half naked football players, I believe Indians or something like them and just a plethora of images that you will have a hard time shaking from your head.

    What the hell was the director of that video going for? What does any of that have to do with that song?

    I think that perhaps I need to ingest Lysergic Acid Diethylamide just to begin to understand any of this.

    Oh there are other bad ones' out there as well, if this gets any response I'll give you some more but I don't know if anyone can top this.


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    I think you can search Hall and Oates and come up with several 'not exactly videography to be proud of' videos..... They acknowledge themselves that they had some of MTV's worst videos...

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    That video implies that Oats sang that song. Also it's odd seeing him without the porn stache that he sported for so many years.

    Personally I liked it when they kept throwing money behind the devil every time he walked by, no wonder she left they never actually paid him.


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    OMG! I can't stop laughing at this one. Look at Billy's dance moves. He could teach Richard Simmons a few things Check out the stripper pole move about 2 minutes in. Wow.
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    OMG! I can't stop laughing at this one. Look at Billy's dance moves. He could teach Richard Simmons a few things Check out the stripper pole move about 2 minutes in. Wow.


    Holy crap I don't remember it being that bad. At first I thought you were kidding about the Richard Simmons thing but then I watched. Let's just say that this video makes Richard Simmons look like Vin Diesel in the manliness department.

    My God just forward to 1:31 and you will witness for all time the least manly ripping of a shirt you will ever see, and no once you've seen it you won't be able to un-see it


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    Great thread by the way. The comments section on Youtube for that Squier video is comedy gold

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    I saw a behind the music once that covered the early days of MTV and music video production. There was a video director on there that said they literally pieced together their videos with non-sensical shots, unrelated to the song content and unrelated to to the other clips. He said he had a shot of white birds being released against a shining moon backdrop that made its way into like 15 videos.

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    Coincidence that Squier's career crashed shortly after that video ??

    I think not.

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    My God just forward to 1:31 and you will witness for all time the least manly ripping of a shirt you will ever see...
    So epic the director decided to zoom in, slow mo, and repeat it. LOL.

    Whoever directed and produced this video should be in prison because they committed capital murder on Squier's career...

    My nomination for this category would be Worlds Apart by Journey. Loved the band and song, but I can't hear it on the radio without thinking of them air guitaring and drumming and Steve Perry overacting all of his lip syncing like a bad Manu Gonobli flop.

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    Wow....I never realized how truly awesome the porn 'staches are on thier bassist and drummer.

    BTW did PD get a new feature that shomehow automatically embeds videos mentioned in a post? Or is it old and I just missed it? All I know is that I did not embed that video.

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    In another example of what the hell does this have to do with the song I present you this post apocalyptic video by Deep Purple.

    This is a perfectly good song but is just butchered by someone's post film school project that for no reason transitions into concert footage of Deep Purple. However to give them the benefit of the doubt, they had to make up some kind of theme for the video as they certainly could not have filmed the songs meaning.


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    Wow....I never realized how truly awesome the porn 'staches are on thier bassist and drummer.

    BTW did PD get a new feature that shomehow automatically embeds videos mentioned in a post? Or is it old and I just missed it? All I know is that I did not embed that video.
    Nah, I just embedded if for you. I figured everyone else should be in on the awesomeness that was that video.


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    I hesitate to add this in here cause I don't necessarily think that it's a good or a decent song but the music video itself is so over the top cheesy where they try to draw some parallel to whatever current lyric they're singing about...it's an experience lol



    I first learned about this song from an episode of the tv show scrubs where the characters in the show each get the song stuck in their head because one of the head surgeons plays it during every one of his surgeries.
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    Bad video's were not just limited to the 80's. This is a fabulous song by the foo fighters but the video is so bad that honestly it distracts from the song. In fact I saw this video way before I ever listened to it and I can tell you I was so turned off by the video at the time that I missed out on the entire Foo Fighter thing until years later.

    This song is great btw.


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    Bad video's were not just limited to the 80's. This is a fabulous song by the foo fighters but the video is so bad that honestly it distracts from the song. In fact I saw this video way before I ever listened to it and I can tell you I was so turned off by the video at the time that I missed out on the entire Foo Fighter thing until years later.

    This song is great btw.
    One of the best songs by Foo Fighters. Who knew at the time that the drummer for Nirvana was much more talented than the lead singer?

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    Most rap videos cause they are almost all the same.

    This is a tough one cause I mainly remember good videos. I don't try and watch bad videos over and over, so I forget them.
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    Well....most rap music is the same so the videos might as well be too.

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    The opposite of this thread: "Blurred Lines"

    The (uncensored) video is pure genius. Not for the reasons you would think either (read: not for the tits and ***).

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