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20th Century Masters: The Best of Alternative 80's
20th Century Masters The Best of Alternative 80's
Actors: The Fixx, ABC, Soft Cell, Tears for Fears, The Buggles
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2004


     
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Actors: The Fixx, ABC, Soft Cell, Tears for Fears, The Buggles
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Hip-O Records
Format: DVD - Color - Best of,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/08/2004
Release Year: 2004
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Own a Piece of History.
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 12/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Watching ALTERNATIVE 80S I realized that music videos have come a long way in 25 years and, boy, am I glad for that. There are 5 music videos on this DVD. The majority of them are seriously dated and really aren't worth watching, not even for the music.
The videos on the DVD are:

"Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles

"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell

"One Thing Leads to Another" by The Fixx

"Poison Arrow" by ABC

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears

The two videos worth watching are "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears. The DVD is worth purchasing alone for "Video Killed the Radio Star". That video was the first video aired on MTV when it debuted way back in 1981. Largely because of the futuristic feel and look of the video, the video really hasn't aged that much. Not even the hairstyles of the artist appear outdated. The video delivered a powerful message and the song and video are still appealing to this day. The other video that has some merit is "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". This Tears for Fears song was incredibly popular and made its way into several movie soundtracks. Outside of the futuristic "Video Killed the Radio Star", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" is the most modern looking of the videos (though the mullets and open mouthed singing give the time period away). The video basically tells the story of a guy traveling across the country in his corvette. It's not much to look out, but the video is a great example of the transition music videos had made--by the time the video was made, artists weren't focusing on the music anymore and were focusing more on the images seen on the screen. I guess you could say that video killed the music video."