Friday, May 23, 2008

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

Since an elderly Bryan Adams appeared on Wednesday's American Idol finale, I thought I would give his youthful self classic video honors this week.

Hey, turn off your radio before I kick it and smash it! Now, turn up your computer speakers and sing along to the 1983 hit from Cuts Like a Knife, "This Time." The video chronicles a wild road trip, on which Bryan camps out at Motel Hell and briefly joins Tom Sawyer's Huckleberry gang, all while stalking a pair of disembodied legs.

14 comments:

Happy Villain said...

Oooooh, I have secretly been yearning for the day when you'd do a Bryan Adams Classic Video post. I'd never admit this to my metalhead friends, but Bryan Adams remains one of my favorite artists, no matter how cheesy that is. Thankfully, I didn't see him on AI, but I think he looked a little haggard even in his youth.

Nice choice.

Edge said...

I loved Adams as a teen. His music is now for old women wearing straw hats and sipping mint juleps. His latest album is easy listening.

His demographic is the same as Tim McGraw who used to sing about getting stuck in Mexico and now croons Tiny Dancer for the frau.

Where are the real men rock stars?

~Jef

Grant Miller said...

I would run to you unless you were too far away in which case I would probably drive.

FranIAm said...

I must admit to wishing that this classic might have stayed forgotten...

In 1993 I went to see Bryan Adams, I was never a huge fan, but a then friend was a bigshot at MTV back in the day and got tickets. We met BA back stage and he was - well just weird.

Bryan was playing in whatever they call that venue that is the smaller stage at Madison Square Garden. Sting was playing MSG. Sting actually came over at one point and sang that insipid song they did together and then left.

Have I offended you and all your other much-more-hip-than-I readers now?

I hope not!

Travis said...

I've always enjoyed Bryan Adams.

cube said...

It's a bitch getting old, but it sure beats the alternative ;-)

Johnny Yen said...

Funny-- my next "Occasional Forgotten Video," my idea that I shamelessly ripped off from you, er, I mean my respectful homage to your idea, is "Cuts Like A Knife."

Did you know that Adams wrote "When the Night Comes," which Joe Cocker had a hit with?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I do like his man-purse. Been thinking about buying a similar one.

Writeprocrastinator said...

He still rocked at this point and in concert, the guitars rocked even more and the keyboards were just background.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Oh, and I bailed on him after "It's Only Love," playing his grandma-safe Muzak.

gifted typist said...

i interviewed him in 82 during my university newspaper entertainment reporter dayz.
I attribute his success to this

bloody awful poetry said...

Bryan Who??

Meh. Kidding.He's alright, he is. My dad made me listen to his stuff when I was 8. I'm still rather fond of him, I must say.

kellypea said...

I love Bryan Adams, and funny but he had to cancel a gig here to do the AI spot that night which must have pissed off quite a few ticket holders. He's made amends already though. Hey, where's the post on the anonymous comment from the AI finale? I can't wait....

LoraLoo said...

While I always enjoy a Bryan Adam's song, I never really understood why he was SOoooo famous? I definitely missed a memo somewhere.

 

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