25.6.16

"Mad World" #remixed


Three versions of "Mad World", starting with the above cover from Puddles Pity Party & Haley Reinhart x PostmodernJukebox, while below is the infamous Gary Jules x Michael Andrews' cover version - in a video directed by Michel Gondry - while at the bottom of this post is Tears For Fears' version from 1983.



""Mad World" is a 1982 song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was the band's third single release and first chart hit, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1982. Both "Mad World" and its B-side, "Ideas as Opiates", appeared on the band's debut LP The Hurting (1983).

"Mad World" has since been covered by various artists, most notably by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack of the film Donnie Darko in 2001. This version was a UK number one hit and won Orzabal his second Ivor Novello Award in 2003."
(Wiki)

24.6.16

70's TV commercial for Voltes V

"Never Gonna Give You Up" #remixed


Featured above is Clark Beckham + PostmodernJukebox's "vintage soul" version of Rick Ashley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" (from his 1987 album "Whenever You Need Somebody"), while below is the OG MV - infamous by now for being "*rickrolled" LOL

"*Rickrolling is a prank and an Internet meme involving an unexpected appearance of the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up". The meme is a type of bait and switch using a disguised hyperlink." (wiki)

17.6.16

2 comicbooks that came out in 1984


I owned neither one of them, and I am ashamed … :(

12.6.16

Post-Apocalyptical 80's Pop


I don't really know what was the exact genesis of this particular style-genre, but I'd deduce it being the "Mad Max"-aesthetic that had gripped a slew of 80s' music videos, including The Police's "Synchronicity II" (1983), Duran Duran's "Wild Boys" (194), and even Tina Turn's "We Don't Need Another Hero"; a soundtrack song from 1985's "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" (AKA "Mad Max 3") … seeing that the first "Mad Max" film premiered in 1979, it did take a while to reach pop culture consciousness, with artists like Billy Idol, even Rick Springfield and Patty Smyth - whose post-apocalyptical world-fashion MVs are featured below.






The torn and tattered stitched-up fashions, with the bulging shoulder-patches and accessories made of tires, studs and leather, standing amidst the devastated skeletal building structures the dark and dusty world seems to hang off of, a perpetual post-nuclear winter to greet the day with … the visual aesthetic continues forth till today, in feature films Kevin Costner's "The Postman", Russell Mulcahy's "The Highlander 2" (He also directed Duran Duran's Wild Boys lol), and the more recent "Mad Max: Fury Road".

Regardless of origins, looks like the post-Apocalyse genre is here to stay, as it remains a "fictional" timeline/period, which we all hope never become a real world reality … here's a glimpse at all three Mad Max movies 1979-1985!

"Mad Max" (1979)

"Mad Max 2" (1981)

"Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" (1985)

"This is an example of the "post-apocalyptic" fashion stylings, oft seen in 80's music videos and in feature films such as #MadMax and it's genre."
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