In the Video Wayback Machine

Since I’m on a video kick, let’s explore YouTube for videos that represent almost all of the tapes – single artist and compilations – sitting in the tape rack on top of my computer desk. For you kids out there, long ago, we recorded our music on things called “cassettes” and listened to them in machines called “tape decks.” We also had to crank them by hand.

Anyway, lots of video tunes below the fold…

Warrior Soul – “We Cry Out”

The Three O’Clock – “With a Cantaloupe Girlfriend”… all sorts of fabulous 80s whiteboy twitchy dancing here.

Housemartins – “Happy Hour” You might recognize Paul Heaton as he later went on to front The Beautiful South.

And speaking of The Beautiful South… (although the chorus really is “don’t marry her, f*ck me):

Smithereens – “Only a Memory”

Toad the Wet Sprocket – “Come Back Down”

The Godfathers – “She Gives Me Love”

Big Drill Car – “In Green Fields”

Modern English – “Melt With You”

Gene Loves Jezebel – “Jealous”

The Mission UK – “Butterfly on a Wheel”

Sand Rubies – “Doesn’t Anyone Believe”

The Silos – “Caroline”

The Rainmakers – “Spend it on Love”

Boris Grebenshikov – “Radio Silence”

Hoodoo Gurus – “Miss Freelove 69”

Flesh for Lulu – “Siamese Twist”

Material Issue – “Valerie Loves Me”

Winter Hours – “Wait Till the Morning”

White Trash – “Apple Pie”

Michael Penn – “No Myth”

Collective Soul – “Smashing Young Man”

Ratcat – “That Ain’t Bad”

Crowded House – “Better Be Home Soon”

Queensryche – “Eyes of a Stranger”

TPOH – “I’m an Adult Now”

Jason & The Scorchers – “Find You”

Paul Kelly & The Messengers – “Forty Miles to Saturday Night”

Jane’s Addiction – “Stop!”

The Sundays – “Here’s Where the Story Ends”

Human Radio – “Me & Elvis”

Masters of Reality – “Domino”

King’s X – “It’s Love”

Great White – “Rock Me” (like I said, I have no shame tonight)

Soul Asylum – “Sometime to Return”

They Might Be Giants – “Don’t Let’s Start”

You’re welcome.

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