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MTV is 30? Holy crap!

MTV is turning 30 years old this August, so I thought I'd dip back into my memory banks to the early days of the music TV network..back when they actually played videos! Not every city had MTV right away, but Stevens Point was, amazingly, an early adapter and Jones Intercable or whatever cable company we had back then got on the MTV train only a week or two after it premiered. I wasn't a huge fan, but did watch it when there wasn't anything else on, or I was hanging out with friends and needed some background music while we chatted and drank! These are my TOP FIVE MTV videos that for some reason have been imbedded in my brain for all these years (in no particular order). 1. "Land of Confusion" by Genesis. Reaction then: "Wow, they're getting so political! Awesome." Reaction now: "Puppets are creepy." 2. "Cry" by Godley and Creme. Reaction then: "Amazing visual effects, so trippy!" Reaction now: "Um, I guess that was kinda cool." 3. "Freeze Frame" by the J. Geils Band. Reaction then: "Peter Wolf looks a little like Gilligan." Reaction now: "I want that Danelectro guitar." 4. "Take On Me" by A-ha. Reaction then: "Cool pencil animation, lame song." Reaction now: "Cool pencil animation, lame song." 5. "In Your Letter" by REO Speedwagon. Reaction then: "I'm thinking REO might not be all that cool after all." Reaction now: "Kevin Cronin needs to eat a sandwich."

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07/29/2011 7:24AM
MTV is 30? Holy crap!
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07/29/2011 8:56AM
James T
how about Blue Oyster Cult's "I'm burning for you". I really disliked seeing that song every hour. I miss Martha Quinn!
08/01/2011 6:16AM
Kitty Dunn
I remember that Blue Oyster Cult video too. Also there was way too much Human League.
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