Thursday, September 25, 2008

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I was pretty blank this week trying to come up with a video, but I suddenly thought of "New Girl Now" by Honeymoon Suite. I remember this video being in heavy rotation when it came out in 1984, and I kind of hated it at the time. It wasn't until I fell in love with their '86 single, "Feel It Again," that I started to re-think my position on this song. I wouldn't say it's one of my favorites, but it's one of those tunes that always seems to pop into my head on a fairly regular basis - like today!

The video is pretty awful. If it were being graded on the '80s Video Clichés scale, it would definitely get an A. Cheap graphics? Check. Hairspray? Check. Ridiculous clothing (fingerless gloves, headbands, armbands, lots of zippers and snaps, etc)? Check. Water? Check. Glass breaking? Check. Sluts? Check. A half-assed concept? Check. A magical concert where nothing needs to be plugged in? Check.

Watching this again, I can't help but think how much the "old girl" looks like Pat Benatar. But, I can totally understand why the guy dumped her for another chick. The "new girl" has a Delorean! She can travel through time!

By the way, this song spawned one of my favorite misheard lyrics. In the second verse, the singer says, "I tried to bury myself," but I always thought he was singing, "I try to play with myself." I always knew that was most likely not what he was saying, but I never cared to know the real line. I like it better my way.


Dr Zibbs said...

Let me go get some trisquits. I need something to put the cheese on.

Doc said...

Tony Tobias, the producer, called up Rent-A-Tramp and said, "I'll take the lot, and could you throw in a gold microphone? I think it just might pull the whole video together."

Not only are the instruments cordless but so is the rotary phone the waitress brings.

You find the goofiest videos.


Gifted Typist said...

And yet, and yet....

I can sing those lyrics
Why, BeckEye, are those lyrics still in my head

Knot said...

What was it with checkerboards in the 80's. Totally forgot this one but was a personal favorite. I think I bought the LP Record.


mike said...

Is this the song that nobody remembers that you think is the song of the 80's? I sure don't remember it. Very 80s though, nice pull.

By the way thanks for stopping by my blog. If you can put up with the garbage over at Mathdude's laugh-a-month blog, mine should seem great.

aliencg said...

Didn't they all come out with Clay the other day?

Thanks for bringing back the pain and agony of the 80's.

Malcolm said...

You found a real hunk of Velveeta with this one. I used to hate this damn song when it came out. Although I did like "Feel It Again" quite a bit, it wasn't until just a few years ago that I started to warm to "New Girl Now"... just a little.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

I think I saw you in the front row in this video!!!

Thanks for my b-day pic,I posted it on my blog :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's pretty sad when a guy is trying to play with himself and he just can't get the hang of it.

Cormac Brown said...

Good Lord, I loved this song and I pretty much still do.

dguzman said...

Oh gees, I was in a cover band in college and we played "New Girl Now." Oy vey. Thankfully, I can't even remember the tune.

David Amulet said...

Video: awful. Song: awesome.

I have the start of "Feel It Again" as one of my ringtones. Yes--I'm THAT cool.


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