There's a good story behind this video. This was the band's first major label release on Sire records. Rumor has it, as part of their contract they were obligated to make a video to promote the record. The band wasn't into it, but the label folk were like, "Too bad. It's in your contract. You belong to us. Do as we say." So, they schemed up this video. The label folk were none too happy with it, but the band said, "You told us to make a video. We made a video. Whether or not you like it is irrelevant. We fulfilled our contractual obligation. You do with it whatever you like. It's YOUR property."
Simple, cheap, to-the-point, efficient and a cheeky, well-executed middle finger to authority.
And keep in mind that this is 1986. Reagan was president. The U.S. was found guilty by the International Court of Justice of war crimes against Nicaragua. Yuppie culture was in full bloom. The Top 10 of that year included Howard Jones and Heart and Eddie Money... being a rowdy, irreverent "indy rock" band isn't what you did if you were hoping to one day have fame and wealth.
So, though the sound and irreverence may appear as standard issue by today's standards, it comes from a time when it was not.
this is a really good song but the video is slow.
this song is ok notmy first choice though srry
i love this kind of old music!!
I never would have guessed you liked this song
i LOVE this song!