i love old music videos. before there was a channel for them, there were no established tropes, so promotional videos for music became this strange no-man's-land medium.
"here be dragons"
here's a favorite:
i've dreamed this before. how did they infuse this simple video with dream logic? maybe it's because they're dutch. or maybe they were high (quite possible)
feat. girls dancing on elephants, an unmoving profile shot, a girl who roars, oh and the chorus "daddy, buy me a girl"
both of these are considered "nederbeat." forget the british invasion man. bands started popping up all over in holland in the 1960s, giving the world songs with kooky english lyrics and smart hooks. but the world did not care, and nederbeat bands were nearly buried in the sands of time until a group of avid vinyl enthusiasts uploaded their old promotional tapes to youtube.com.
at which point, an intrepid young explorer named rebecca saw these videos, and favorite'd the hell out of them, and embedded them into a blog so that the world could experience anew what it had missed