Something happened last month–I found the Vevo channel through my Roku. Yes, I’m a little late in the game here, but the thought of being able to watch music videos on demand on my TV has led to many hours of dancing around my living room as a form of exercise and pure recreation. This channel has brought back the magic of watching MTV as a kid–you know, back when they played videos all day. Guess what video popped up during my first viewing binge? Today’s featured piece: “Promised You a Miracle” by Simple Minds. How had I never seen this video before?! Maybe because this 1982 track predated the band’s more commercial hits that emerged mid-decade. The video is filled with amazing style elements. In fact, it could inspire the design of a room.
Above we see a collection of screen shots from the video. Did I mention that this is an amazing track from the band’s critically acclaimed album New Gold Dream?! Some crazy rhythmic flourishes going on here. Combine the music with the visuals, and it’s pretty unreal. Check out the full video below, and make sure you notice the man-scarf modeled by Simple Minds lead singer Jim Kerr (mid-way through the video). I’d dismissed this “fad” when it appeared a few years ago, without realizing its ’80s roots. Seriously, folks–this is how you wear a man-scarf!…
Color bars, neon marquee lights, glowing orbs in the sand… It just doesn’t get better than this! Below is our humble attempt to bring some of the magic home:
Top Cluster: Color Vs. Grayscale artwork by Saad Hasnain via Fine Art America, Perspective Tunnel by Nicholson Photography via Society6, X-Ray Purse Black Grey poster by Galleria Voxeed via Zazzle, Sponge print by Art-Motiva via Society6
Middle Cluster: Time Tunnel pillow by Paula Panther via Society6, bright blue sofa image from Tagota, spherical Table Lamp from Philips
Bottom Cluster: Noel Stainless Steel Long Coffee Table from PureModern, Amber LED Marquee/Sign Light Bulb from Amazon.com
Stay tuned for our next edition of ’80s Music Video Land. A little birdy told me Duran Duran would be involved…
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