Post by Jim Post by JC Martin
Mmm...I haven't watched the video in question in a long time, but my
recollection of it was that the video was purposely comical and
seemingly making fun of the video format of the time. Good stuff.
I don't know about that. That sounds more like revisionist thinking.
If it's true, kudos to them. If not, kudos to them anyway for making
arguably the funniest fucking music video of all time.
Oh no... It pales in comparison to The Vinnie Vincent Invasion's "Boyz
Are Gonna Rock" video. They somehow managed to jam every hairmetal
cliche, including a guy engulfed in flames running across the stage for
no reason before the amps all explode, into about 3 minutes.
A year or so after the video had turned into a frequent source of
amusement to me and a couple of friends, I was working for an L.A. based
band and found myself hanging out one morning with the manager/owner
(Bill) of a rehearsal place in No. Hollywood, called The Alley. We'd
been talking for a while when a tiny, little guy walked into the room --
he probably would have been dwarfed by Prince, if they'd been standing
Bill chatted with him for a minute while I tried to remember where I'd
seen him before. Finally, he told the visitor that I was working with
one of the bands who'd recently rented space for a tour rehearsal. He
stuck his hand out, and as I was shaking it, Bill said, "Ted, this is
I burst out laughing while trying to say the usual "nice to meet you"
thing and quickly excused myself and bid a hasty retreat to the band's
On my way out later in the afternoon, I spotted Bill in one of the
hallways and walked over to sheepishly apologize for my behavior. He
laughed and said it was a pretty common reaction when people were
introduced to Vinnie and not to sweat it as he never caught on to what
was happening. Sure enough, I ran into Vinnie a few more times before
the band moved to SIR, and he was always quite friendly, and never once
brought up our introduction.