Thursday, May 29, 2008

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

It dawned on me today that I have never posted an Air Supply video. Just as I was ready to kick my own ass up and down the block, it dawned on me that I don't recall ever seeing an Air Supply video in my life. How could this be? Their heyday was the '80s, when everyone made videos. Well, with a quick YouTube search, I found several of their vids. I guess just because they made videos didn't mean that MTV would play them. Maybe they just weren't cool enough?

Upon watching this clip for 1983's "Making Love Out of Nothing at All," it's easy to see why it didn't get a lot of airplay. It's like a really bad Lifetime movie starring Jeff Daniels and Nick Arrojo from What Not To Wear...set to music, of course. If the song didn't rule so hard, it wouldn't even be worth hitting the play button. But it does. So, do.

16 comments:

Tony Alva said...

I didn't get pass 30 seconds. Anymore and I'd be lining up for a vest made of dynamite.

Horrible...

Gifted Typist said...

Becks, For some reason there is no video in your post. At least this time.
That means no Air Supply for me tonight.

Damn you!

BeckEye said...

Tony - Don't you evah diss the Supply! You must be a damn dirty Mormon.

GT - Maybe you're sniffing glue? There's a video there...I just played it!

pistols at dawn said...

Wow. I'd only heard covers of that song, which were pretty good, but the original? Wow. It's even better, because I hate production values and mixing.

Scott said...

I almost went to see Air Supply live a couple years ago. That would've been sweet. These gentleman make the stadiums (or, these days, the small theaters) rock.

Falwless said...

hahahahaha, NICE FRO!

(P.S. This has been one of my favorite songs since I was about 12)

(P.P.S. Please stop laughing; that's not nice)

(P.P.P.S. Bitch)

gizmorox said...

Air Supply makes me laugh hysterically. My dad used to have the greatest hits album on a bright orange 8 track and I would swoon about the house to it in dramatic fashion. Good times!

Slave to the dogs said...

Oh, the melodrama! I bet this is a fabulous karaoke tune.

Beth said...

See, it never dawned on me to include Air Supply on a mix tape ... because ... well, because they suck.

doorknob_dan said...

Anything by Jim Steinman is gold.

AND as a bonus, he's a lunatic hermit! The surest sign of genius.

Writeprocrastinator said...

You are just trying to kill my blog crush for you, aren't ya?

Tony Alva said...

When Air Supply signed their record deal they were immediately asked to surrender their penis's. No big thing though, none of the band members owned one anyway.

Same thing happened to Billy Squire. True story...

Mathdude said...

Earth to Beckeye - Air Supply Sucks! Look up "Sucking" in the dictionary and it will have a picture of Air Supply.

Even the word verification is airsup=suck.

David Amulet said...

Hmm. I was OK with the absence to date of Air Supply videos ...

Gifted Typist said...

ok, yup it was there this time.
ummmm, thanks?

Tootsie said...

No, in order for it to be a Lifetime movie...she would have had to get in a car accident on the way to the airport and out of his grief he would nurse her back to health, and she would be able to walk again by the power of love, even though the doctors gave her only 2 months to live.

 

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