Thursday, October 02, 2008

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I don't know how "classic" this one is, but I'm sure it's long been forgotten.

After two Aubrey O'Day posts, I started thinking that I should post a vid from a slutty chick. Lo and behold, Alannah Myles popped into my head.

Everyone remembers Alannah for "Black Velvet," a song that will never take a rest as long as there is karaoke and American Idol. Most people probably think Ms. Myles just went away quietly after "Black Velvet" invaded the airwaves, but she did have another Top 40 hit with "Love Is."

As a one-time owner of Alannah's 1989 debut record, I used to really like this song. Maaaaaybe I belted it out into my curling iron a few times while I was getting ready to go to the mall. And maybe I turned the lights off and put my Conair makeup mirror on the "evening" setting while I was doing it. So what? I could still put on a better performance than her.

You see, I had the misfortune of seeing Alannah open for Robert Plant of all people. She came out in some skimpy lace teddy or some such nonsense, and it was immediately clear that she was trying to be the brunette, Canadian Madonna. It didn't really work.

Apparently, a lot of men really found this woman sexy, but I have never understood her appeal. Every time I look at her, I can't shake the feeling that she's like one of those 50-something ladies who you'd see strutting around Wal-Mart on a Saturday night in an ill-fitting camisole, ripped up denim mini-skirt, and 4-inch yellow pumps, hitting on stock boys. I guess that's what belting back too much Black Velvet does to you.


SkylersDad said...

The video would have been way more cool if she rode the Ostrich instead of the Horse.

pistols at dawn said...

I must admit, I'd usually eff anything that moves - and the "moves" part is debatable - but even I never found her attractive.

Dr Zibbs said...

Do you know that ostrich's really DON'T stick their heads in the sand? It's a fact.

J. Hi said...

So love is a hopping kangaroo? I don't get it. ;)

Red said...

She scares me.

MelO said...

I would still crank up the radio and sing at the top of my lungs if I heard Black Velvet... I loved that song!

Maybe it's a chick thing?

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Really? There are women like this at Wal-mart? Hitting on stockboys?

Guess I found a second source of income.

Scott said...

wow, who knew alannah myles had another hit?

i like when your forgotten videos serve as education in addition to entertainment.

Beth said...

Crikey. I'm six months away from cruising Walmart?

Gifted Typist said...

Why do girl rockers so often end up ask skanks? Save for Carole Pope and the Wilson sisters?

cube said...

I didn't know Myles had another hit after "Black Velvet". I always wondered what happened to her. She did have a distinctive voice.

Leonesse said...

My son just started a job and got hit on yesterday. Who hits on a bagboy?

dguzman said...

Oh man, this takes me back... my early 90s girlfriend (the one who cheated on me with that pointy-toothed bitch but I'm not bitter!) LOVED this album. I thought it sucked, though I liked the song okay.


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