Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Night Videos: Long Distance Requests

Kind of mixing my 80s music mediums here.

I am pleased with the reactions I am getting for this feature.  I have often joked that my Appendix N consists mostly of 80s music and bad sci-fi movies.  I am starting to think I am not the only one!

I want to lead of though with this one.
I finally found a copy of the intro.  Really, could anything be more 80s than this?  The 8-bit sounding sound effects. The neon. The lone rocker dude against the world...yeah.

So here are some requests I have had since starting this.
Have a request?  Send it to me.
Have a long distance dedication for next week, Valentines Day Weekend?  Send that too!

Knightsky requested two songs. First up, Chris de Burgh's Don't Pay the Ferryman.

Next is Murray Head's One Night in Bangkok from the concept album Chess.

Murray Head is also the older brother of Anthony Stewart Head.

Rainswept requested Men Without Hats' Safety Dance.
While the video is more Ren Faire than it is D&D, I do have some good memories of this one and playing D&D as well.

Based on this weeks earlier Sol Invictus post, here is a request. Billy Thorpe's "Children of the Sun"

Might be better for a trippy near future space age game.  Or a 70s fueled psychic game.


Eldrad Wolfsbane said...

Find the rpg Modempunk.

Dr. Theda said...

Safety Dance was always a "strange" one.... reminded us of the old film the Wicker Man....
Some of these we still have the 45 rpm of....

Tim Knight said...

"Murray Head is also the older brother of Anthony Stewart Head."

Well, I never knew that! Of course, now it's really obvious when you look at a picture of him.

Also, hadn't seen the video for Safety Dance before, despite it being a particular favourite of mine from that era.

Thanks for this feature, Tim!

The big sounds of the '80s for me were Devo and The Stranglers. So anything from either of them would be appreciated in a future slot ;)

Arlee Bird said...

I really liked "One Night in Bangkok" when it came out. I still have the double cassette set of Chess. I think it's an excellent musical.

Arlee Bird
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