31 January 2008

"video killed radio star" - remember?

...back in 1981 there was this guy Trevor Horn, in years to come yet to be called the super music producer. the first one of his kind as long as my humble musical memory serves me. I mean, surely there had to be famous rock producers before Mr. Horn, but in my musical timeline he was the first one to come. in 1984 he produced this super single Relax for than highly controversial band Frankie Goes To Hollywood. few more singles and two albums for FGTH as well as his work under The Art Of Noise have kept his name alive for a few decades. at least for me...

his first big hit as a producer and as an author was that song video killed radio star. the band he played in was Buggles. not that I liked the band - I never even heard anything else from the band apart from that song. it's more that as a teenager I read too many times about that song as a symbol of then new MTV media hype.

the irony is that video killed the radio star, although released in 1979, became a world hit only two years after thanks to the music video heavily promoted by MTV.

so... I remembered the name, caught the video somewhere down the line and have listened to the song (on the radio :D ) so many times in all those years...Vid

and this song immediately came back to me when I spotted the T-shirt in local store. an ipod shooting the "bleeding" cassette tape. f**king perfect!

couldn't possibly find a better introduction to my new new media blog.

all I meant with that video song memory: It has all happened before. and probably will again...


kool4eva [ironic no?] said...

great tee..

must find that on the internets.