Tuesday, March 30, 2010

YouTube Tuesday: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN.....

Besides Journey's "Separate Ways" is there a song, video and band that you'd put in the music time capsule as the entry for 80's hair band more fitting than The Final Countdown by Europe? I didn't think so. Here's what The Final Countdown has got in this awesomely, awesome video:

  • BIG hair
  • BIG outfits
  • Androgynous lead singer
  • The "goofy" band member, in this case the drummer with his oh-so-silly running shorts and bandanna
  • Synthesizers
  • Makeup
  • High school A/V Club quality video effects
  • Empowering lyrics and chord progressions
  • Pyrotechnics
  • 50+ piece drum kit
  • Extremely confusing "story" to the video
  • Gratuitous live concert footage
  • Aerial band shots on the roof, taken from a helicopter
  • Groupies
  • EPIC guitar solo, with accompanying "lead guitar face"
  • Band members holding gold albums for the press
If you find a better entry for the 80's hair band video to put in the time capsule, bring it...until then, it's The Final Countdown...

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