Thursday, July 23, 2009

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

This week's vid was prompted by a recent, unexpected, and surprisingly lengthy discussion that I had with a friend about Cher. While we were boozily cackling over the awesome cheese that makes up her catalog, I waxed poetic about my favorite song of hers, "We All Sleep Alone," which I still love in a completely non-ironic way. (After all, it was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, and I still love their silly little group.)

The video is another story. There is no other way to appreciate it BUT on an ironic level. It's definitely somewhere in the Top 20 list of "Most '80s Things" ever created. Cher strutting down the street with those dancers at the end? Perfection. I'm not sure if it's quite as ridonk as Pat Benatar and her troupe of runaway bar sluts from the "Love is a Battlefield" vid, but it's pretty close. I would love to see a battle between those two groups.

And then there's the Bagel Boy. Oh, Bagel Boy. How I miss thee.

By the way, this must be a very valuable video, as I wasn't able to find an embeddable version anywhere. I was almost going to settle for a version I found on some sketchy site from Taiwan or some shit, but I was afraid my blog might get malaria. Luckily, I kept searching and finally found it on AOL. But you know what you won't find on AOHeLL? Anyone under 50! (Sorry, I'm a little miffed at them for not responding to my freelance music writer application. Oh well. Consider that bridge burned.)


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Wow. Big hair. Big ups.

J. Hi said...

What a coincedence,You know that outfit she's wearing as she sings in the mic? I am wearing that same outfit today. But I'm wearing flats, not heels. Heels just aren't practical when you're at home with the kids.

red said...

I love Cher and that song. I really would make the best gay man ever.

Fancy Schmancy said...

I can't hear it on my work computer for some reason, and I don't really remember it. But I loved her hair in that era, big and curly. Her and Julia Roberts.

Doc said...

Wow, the cheese runs hot and heavey in this one! I suppose this video turned out the way it did because the U. S. Navy didn't have a battleship to spare ala "Turn Back Time". It's a pity. Those sailors could use some cheering up.


Billy said...

Thanks for educating me on this being a JBJ song. Between him and Prince, I think lots of folks don't realize how many other artists fed from their trough (and yes, you could probably take that sexually as well).

I found myself a little bit verklempt at the intended irony of her singing this song while smooching her boy toy. I'm sure it can really be lonely at the top. Of her hair.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Cher rocks...

and if I come back in another life, I want to be John Bon Jovi's wife.

words...words...words... said...

Cher. Cher?

Coaster Punchman said...

Does Cher know she's like, 70?


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