|Submitted by Elteto on Sat, 12/26/2009 - 17:09|
"Body Next to Body" by Falco with Brigitte Nielsen; "Industrial Revolution" by Jean Michel Jarre
There is no denying it: the 80s were a decade of musical excess. Today we have two examples for your consideration.
Falco's "Body Next to Body" has all the stereotypical elements of a successful 80s rock video: custom-built sets, plenty of extras, flamboyant outfits, sexual overtones, agression, catchy chorus, glamour and Giorgio Moroder production.
The second song exemplifies the 80s excess in a more artistic and insiprational way. French composer and music innovator Jean Michel Jarre (son of movie score composer Maurice Jarre) has spent the last four decades creating some of the world's most memorable electronic music. Oxygene is probably the most well-known electronic album in history, with bits and pieces of it popping up in so many places, listeners often do not even realize what the source is. While certainly a showman who puts on concerts on a grandiose scale with plenty of Pink Floyd-ish touches, the quality of Mr. Jarre's music has never taken a backseat to visuals. Here is "Industrial Revolution", a tribute montage of footage from his ambitious Destination Docklands concert. With the elements working against the crew during those nights in 1988, it was an even more remarkable achievement. See the video release of the concert and a "making of..." documentary, along with numerous other performances on this devoted fan's page.