For our second installment of ’80s Music Video Land, we shine the spotlight on ABC. The band’s music videos beautifully capture an upscale romantic vibe, a world in which characters enjoy the finer things in life while navigating the difficulties of love. Which is exactly what we love about “Poison Arrow,” a track from ABC’s 1982 debut album The Lexicon of Love. From lead singer Martin Fry’s beloved gold lamé suit to the sparkling rhinestones of the leading lady’s necklace (that’s restaurateur and Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump!), the fashion in this video is dramatic. Much like the lyrics of the song. And don’t get us started on the interior design!
February may be the month of love, but it’s not champagne and roses for everyone. Today we take a few minutes to celebrate drama, heartache and a bit of obsession with this gorgeous music video from ABC. “The Night You Murdered Love” comes from the group’s 1987 album Alphabet City. To describe the plot of today’s piece, I defer to this concise Wikipedia one-liner: “The music video shows a homicidal fashion model carrying a slingshot and a skateboard stalking the band across the city of Paris.” Interested?