Big Hair Video Lair

Screaming in the Night and Also During Literally All Other Hours

Year: 1983 Song: "Screaming in the Night" by Krokus So this gem was introduced to me via VH1 Classic. The oddity of it all has been written about before but probably not by someone who forgot the band name AND the song title and very nearly had to google "that music video with vikings I think and … Continue reading Screaming in the Night and Also During Literally All Other Hours

It’s the Great Pumpkin, David Coverdale

Year: 1984 Song: "Love Ain't No Stranger" by Whitesnake At first blush, this video is David Coverdale at his most relatable. We've all been there. The leaves are changing, there's a nip in the air, and literally everything is a pumpkin. Halloween is nigh and you and your friends start talking about plans and then it happens: … Continue reading It’s the Great Pumpkin, David Coverdale

Of Turbo and Lovers

Year: 1986 Song: "Turbo Lover" by Judas Priest So "Turbo Lover" is my favorite Judas Priest song because who among us can resist a three-verse extended metaphor that likens sexual intercourse to motorcycle riding. For three verses. Sometimes a beloved song does not a compelling video make, though. Fortunately, that is so not the case here. Compelling, … Continue reading Of Turbo and Lovers

Nightmare on Van Halen Street

Year: 1984 Song: "Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen With the success of the absolutely wonderful Stranger Things (#TeamBarb), everything 80s horror-related is en vogue. (Not to be confused with En Vogue.) So I thought we should take a look at Van Halen's brief foray into horror: the short-form music-based film "Hot for Teacher." You think David Lee … Continue reading Nightmare on Van Halen Street