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Video killed the radio star

  
By:  Ender  •  Music Video  •  4 years ago  •  98 comments

Video killed the radio star

We have had articles about favorite music, favorite songs, favorite artists.

I don't know if we actually had one based on the visual video.

Back in the day they were usually cheaply made and cheesy. Even if the music was really good.

Sometimes the video did not even seem to match the song.

I think the first video that was played on MTV was Video Killed The Radio Star.

I think now with downloads and phones that are basically a radio or tape player, the video is a dying art.

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Ender
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1  author  Ender    4 years ago

My favorite visual video.

 
 
 
Ender
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2  author  Ender    4 years ago

Another favorite. Love the visual.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3  Trout Giggles    4 years ago

I don't watch many videos, but I always did like Robert Palmer's videos with the models who all looked alike. Then there's my absolute favorite "Goodbye Earl"

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    4 years ago

I'm shocked that you'd like something so subversive as "Goodbye Earl".  Shocked, I tell you!

Man, I love the Dixie Chicks.

 
 
 
lennylynx
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3.1.1  lennylynx  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.1    4 years ago

I love the Dixie chicks too, I mean, they could gangbang me ANY time, like, seriously!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  lennylynx @3.1.1    4 years ago

I don't love them that way.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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4  sandy-2021492    4 years ago

Guns 'N Roses "November Rain".

Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal".

"Goodbye Earl".

a-ha's "Take On Me".

 
 
 
Ender
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4.1  author  Ender  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4    4 years ago

Take on me was an unusual one.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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4.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Ender @4.1    4 years ago

That's why I liked it.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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5  dave-2693993    4 years ago

Not really a music video, but my favorite video of music.

The energy of AC/DC, but much easier on the eyes.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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6  Hal A. Lujah    4 years ago

Kind of ironic that the first video on MTV was called Video Killed the Radio Star, by a band who nobody had ever heard of, and nobody ever heard from again.  Video killed the video star.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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6.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @6    4 years ago

Does MTV even play videos anymore?

 
 
 
Ender
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6.1.1  author  Ender  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.1    4 years ago

I don't think they do. Music television does not even play music.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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7  Perrie Halpern R.A.    4 years ago

I love a good music video. Here are a few that I think the music and the video form art: 

Perrie's note: That last video Billy Joel made, since he had tried to commit suicide and wanted to help some troubled teens he met at the children's home here on Long Island, that he helped found.  

And I didn't write any of that other stuff .. it comes imbedded with the video.

 
 
 
Ender
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8  author  Ender    4 years ago

Thought of another one. The video has nothing to do with the song yet it is interesting.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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8.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Ender @8    4 years ago

Great video.. forgot about that one. Most def love the concept of the visuals.

 
 
 
epistte
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8.2  epistte  replied to  Ender @8    4 years ago

I love Games Without Frontiers and Solsbury Hill.

 
 
 
The Magic 8 Ball
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9  The Magic 8 Ball    4 years ago

music is my airplane :)

I like most anything from the 60's thru today

 
 
 
Ender
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10  author  Ender    4 years ago

 
 
 
Spikegary
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11  Spikegary    4 years ago

These guys love to have fun......

I liked this song and the message it came with:

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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12  dave-2693993    4 years ago

B52 - Give Me Back My Man

Maybe Cindy Wilson's best performance

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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13  dave-2693993    4 years ago

Sorry, gave up trying to find a Beatles Obla Di Obla Da, too many counterfeits, hope Sir Paul works.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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14  Paula Bartholomew    4 years ago

Two videos I highly recommend are:

Say Say Say (Paul and Linda McCartney/LaToya and Michael Jackson)

I've Got My Mind Set On You (George Harrison)

Both are toe tapping and visually fun.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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14.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @14    4 years ago
I've Got My Mind Set On You (George Harrison)

Of, course the first one that came to my mind was from another George, kind of a local fella. Slightly different title...I know, I am a bad boy sometimes...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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14.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  dave-2693993 @14.1    4 years ago

The better video of I've Got My Mind Set On You is the one of Harrison singing in his den.  Even the books and a stuffed head rock out to it.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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15  Split Personality    4 years ago

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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15.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Split Personality @15    4 years ago

Brings back memories of the first time my parents moved to Takoma Park, MD.

I don't care who says what, that was the hippie of the world back then.

Even today, if there is a nuke war, the nukes aren't invited.

Different time, different place, different experiences.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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16  dave-2693993    4 years ago

Tune of the day.

Fifth Dimension, Aquarius.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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17  dave-2693993    4 years ago

Gloria Estefan weekend.

Top 200

 
 
 
Ender
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18  author  Ender    4 years ago

Great vids all. I need to catch up on a few of them.

 
 
 
Ender
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19  author  Ender    3 years ago

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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20  dave-2693993    3 years ago

Didn't know where else to put this.

Dancers taking "hip hop" to a new level with athleticism and eastern influence.

Caution: Very Pretty Sexy Girls. Do not let that become an obstacle, especially the first few seconds.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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20.1  dave-2693993  replied to  dave-2693993 @20    3 years ago

P.S. I think the blonde gets some speed enhancement, at least in her first segment.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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21  dave-2693993    3 years ago

Another take on Eastern Boys and Western Girls.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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22  JohnRussell    3 years ago

Never cared much for videos. Too many of them have nothing to do with the lyrics of the song. They are an exercise in catching the attention of people who dont want to use their imagination. 

Prior to video, the listener would create their own mental images of the meaning of the lyrics. I like that approach better. 

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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23  dave-2693993    3 years ago

Well Here you go. The ever beautiful, sexy and almost Benny Hill like player of Parody; Olya (Olga) Polyakova. I came across this and just can't help myself. Breaks every damn rule of sensibility in the book.

P.S. For my ever faithful couple of fans always looking for a dig (you know who you are), Julia introduced me to Olya.

 
 
 
Ender
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23.1  author  Ender  replied to  dave-2693993 @23    3 years ago

At first I thought ... a Russian Gaga.

Then the ... Russian style ... Haha

Great visual.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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23.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Ender @23.1    3 years ago
Great visual.

She does a very good job at that, as she has an international audience.

That vid was taped before all hell broke lose at Maidan, but things were well in the works.

Olya is a Ukrainian comedian and performer who once benefited from Russian money and around 2010 began overtly cutting ties.

In the Benny Hiil way she is great with parody and has very strong loyalty to folks who had once performed/competed at world class and olympic levels and are now "over the hill". You can see it in their discipline. No sloppiness in execution as is common in US mainstream stuff. I could be mistaken, but I am pretty sure she was past 50 at tha time and fully understood what age and life does to the body.

Even then she hammered Russia in that vid. The "Russian" guys are depicted as short, soviet era, muscle head stupid guys. She flat out states "Russia, No Life". Then and this was a bold portent dressed in black in red to rub it in the nose of Russia. Turns out those earth and blood groups are the ones who consistently stop the Russians. What a prediction and brings back not so good dreams of a prior time.

Olya helps puts things in perspective.

 
 
 
Krishna
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23.2  Krishna  replied to  dave-2693993 @23    3 years ago

P.S. For my ever faithful couple of fans always looking for a dig (you know who you are), Julia introduced me to Olya.

Even though its different-- in so many ways-- that video reminds me of Gangnam style:

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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24  dave-2693993    3 years ago

 
 
 
Ender
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24.1  author  Ender  replied to  dave-2693993 @24    3 years ago

What I love about older music is it was more about singing a tune, not yelling and screaming.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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24.1.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Ender @24.1    3 years ago

Funny, my nephew (the one who helped build the 125 award wining "IROC" Mercedes, including the Ridler Award) and I were were just recently talkng about Petula Clark and this song, when this song came up for discussion. I have always loved that song since very young.

BTW this is the IROC Mercedes:

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When it comes to singing, more and more I enjoy telling of a story. This is a reason I have become a fan of Olya Polyakova. The one vid up above would probably land her in actual Siberian camp or dead if she ever returns to Russia.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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25  dave-2693993    3 years ago

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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26  dave-2693993    3 years ago

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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27  dave-2693993    3 years ago

Young man celebrity love.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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28  dave-2693993    3 years ago

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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29  dave-2693993    3 years ago

The Cranberries - Zombie (Alt. Version)

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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30  dave-2693993    3 years ago

 
 
 
Krishna
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30.1  Krishna  replied to  dave-2693993 @30    3 years ago

I used to be a big Santana fan, back in the day.

BTW, Here's an interesting cover of "Oye Como Va":

 
 
 
It Is ME
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31  It Is ME    3 years ago

I reveled in just "Listening to Music", until "Thriller" came out.

The Bomb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

Now I'm Picky as shit about "Music Vids" ! jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

Damn that Thriller ! jrSmiley_89_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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31.1  dave-2693993  replied to  It Is ME @31    3 years ago

Not a fan of that kind of stuff.

I just like what I like for what ever reason and go with it.

 
 
 
It Is ME
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31.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  dave-2693993 @31.1    3 years ago

That was the only "Vid" I was looking forward to. The Hype was unreal, and it didn't disappoint ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ender
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31.2  author  Ender  replied to  It Is ME @31    3 years ago

Thanks Dave. Some really good vids.

 
 
 
Ender
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32  author  Ender    3 years ago

 
 
 
Ender
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33  author  Ender    3 years ago

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My mood as of late...

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dave-2693993
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34  dave-2693993    3 years ago

'Coz in the mood...

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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35  dave-2693993    3 years ago

'Coz I like it...

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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36  dave-2693993    3 years ago

Who doesn't love the Queen of Disco?

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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39  dave-2693993    3 years ago

What was Dominic's last name?

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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40  dave-2693993    3 years ago

No problem. I understand.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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41  dave-2693993    3 years ago

 
 
 
Ender
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42  author  Ender    3 years ago

In honour of Eddie Money. RIP

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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43  dave-2693993    3 years ago

Sad story. Enjoyed her performances.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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44  dave-2693993    3 years ago

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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44.1  dave-2693993  replied to  dave-2693993 @44    3 years ago

P.S. Sade: And I Miss You, aka Like the Deserts Miss the Rain.

 
 
 
dave-2693993
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45  dave-2693993    3 years ago

IN-GRID - Tu Es Foutu [OFFICIAL VIDEO HD]

(I'm Fucked...it makes sense at the end)

Nice TR3. 

Is the boat a Lamborghini? 

 
 
 
Dulay
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46  Dulay    3 years ago

Cheap and funky YA!

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
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47  Larry Hampton    3 years ago

First MTV music video I saw :

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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48  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 years ago

Factoid: It is believed that the first music video was Tony Bennett singing "Stranger in Paradise" which has been lost in time. Then most videos were used for promotion. The Moody Blues were one of the first to do one of these "promotions" Here it is:

 
 
 
Ender
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48.1  author  Ender  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @48    3 years ago

In a way I consider the early tv appearances to be like an early vid.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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48.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Ender @48.1    3 years ago

In a way they were. The point of going on American Bandstand or Top of the Pops was to promote the groups and their current musi, so I would have to agree with you. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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48.1.2  Krishna  replied to  Ender @48.1    3 years ago

The first time I heard Elvis was on my parents old black & white TV on the Ed Sullivan show!

 
 
 
Krishna
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48.1.3  Krishna  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @48.1.1    3 years ago
In a way they were. The point of going on American Bandstand or Top of the Pops was to promote the groups and their current musi, so I would have to agree with you. 

I remember watching American bandstand,

Also, Soul Train (That was quite a few years later)

Great music and dancing....

 
 
 
Ender
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48.1.4  author  Ender  replied to  Krishna @48.1.2    3 years ago

I got lost on Youtube one night watching old tv appearances. A lot of people were on.

The Mamas and Papas, the Beatles.

 
 
 
Krishna
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48.1.5  Krishna  replied to  Ender @48.1.4    3 years ago
I got lost on Youtube one night watching old tv appearances. A lot of people were on. The Mamas and Papas, the Beatles.

I have also literally spent hours on Youtube listening to music-- old groups and artists.

 
 
 
Krishna
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48.1.6  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @48.1.3    3 years ago

ZZ Top!!!

 
 
 
Krishna
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48.2  Krishna  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @48    3 years ago

Go Now was on their first album, My roommate had it and played it nconstently! Galbum, but much less sophisticated than their later stuff.

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Tracklist

A1 I Go Crazy 2:08
A2 And My Baby's Gone 2:15
A3 Go Now 3:10
A4 It's Easy Child 3:10
A5 Can't Nobody Love You 4:00
A6 I Had A Dream 2:50
B1 Let Me Go 3:08
B2 I Don't Want To Go On Without You 2:45
B3 True Story 1:40
B4 It Ain't Necessarily So 2:47
B5 Bye Bye Burd 2:50
B6 From The Bottom Of My Heart

(Misprint: Bye Bye Burd)

 
 
 
Krishna
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49  Krishna    3 years ago

One Night in Bangkok (great dancers) 

 
 
 
Krishna
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50  Krishna    3 years ago

An early music video - classic Dylan

(The balding guy with the beard on the left who walks off sat the end is Allan Ginsberg)

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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50.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Krishna @50    3 years ago

I love that one!

 
 
 
Krishna
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50.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @50.1    3 years ago
I love that one!

The words are great-- a lot of interesting references (to the 60s).

Also found this on Wikipedia:

In a 2007 study of legal opinions and briefs that found Dylan was quoted by judges and lawyers more than any other songwriter

John Lennon  was reported to find the song so captivating that he did not know how he would be able to write a song that could compete with it.

 
 
 
Ender
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50.2  author  Ender  replied to  Krishna @50    3 years ago

INXS did a vid like that. They copied Dylan. I loved it at the time.

 
 
 
Krishna
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50.2.1  Krishna  replied to  Ender @50.2    3 years ago

I had never seen that one before-- very cool!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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51  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 years ago

The first full length music video (over 3:30)

 
 
 
Kavika
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52  Kavika     3 years ago

Two of the best.