28 June 2014

Retro Video Unit (6/27/14)

Quickly tonight, because I need to get some sleep: I know that when this video came out in 1986 there were people who were bothered by it, but I always thought they were missing the point: it was a goof, it was making fun of some of the tropes of music videos that had already become cliched after only a few years of MTV. Here's Robert Palmer doing "Addicted to Love."

Sadly, Palmer died of a heart attack in September 2003 at age 54, way too young. He had a really interesting, distinctive singing voice, and he deployed it successfully across a range of styles. He was a very talented guy.

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