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622 Music Videos (mixed media, mostly QT, many classics)
posted by moonbird (64 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
so far, about 95% seem to work.
posted by moonbird at 5:14 PM on April 10, 2005

Until they were posted to metafilter...
posted by 2sheets at 5:18 PM on April 10, 2005

Damn Yoda!
posted by Captaintripps at 5:31 PM on April 10, 2005

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posted by amberglow at 5:35 PM on April 10, 2005

Just wow.
Looks like I need a bigger hard drive again.
(although I would like to point out that I always feel slightly guilty on the whole bandwith thing...)
posted by qwerty155 at 5:37 PM on April 10, 2005

Timed out.
Dang that's a lotta Maiden. And Madonna.
Much less available here: videos.antville.org
posted by Aknaton at 5:39 PM on April 10, 2005

That's a lot of sonic youth, as well.
The bill for my new HD is in the mail, moonbird.
posted by signal at 6:00 PM on April 10, 2005

Lots of good stuff. The Queens of the Stone Age song, "Go With the Flow" is worth the download, if you haven't seen it. Very well done. (possibly NSFW, though)
posted by GeekAnimator at 6:06 PM on April 10, 2005

OMG. I would date you moonbird, if I weren't hetero and hideously malformed. And if you wanted to, of course.
posted by sciurus at 6:26 PM on April 10, 2005

OMG. Duran Duran videos! Glad I have a new larger hard drive. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 6:32 PM on April 10, 2005

I can't explain why, but for some strange reason, I'm distressed by the words "Duran Duran" and "hard drive" appearing so close together.
posted by jonp72 at 6:48 PM on April 10, 2005

There are a couple of Sonic Youth videos labelled as being from SNL - I think they're actually from the old show Night Music (hosted by David Sandborn and Jools Holland). I saw that in the late 80s/early 90s and it changed my life.
posted by hamfisted at 6:55 PM on April 10, 2005

Videos killed rock and roll.

From the Lester Bangs "letter from heaven" at the beginning of Psychotic Reactions & Carburetor Dung":

"God keeps talking about something called 'MTV.' He says he didn't want me to be alive to see it."

posted by jonmc at 7:07 PM on April 10, 2005

I never knew Radiohead made a video for "Like Spinning Plates." It absolutely does the song justice. The Sigor Ros video is cool too
posted by trinarian at 7:33 PM on April 10, 2005

Woo. Hoo.
posted by AloneOssifer at 7:45 PM on April 10, 2005

Oh damn you. There goes my evening.
posted by fungible at 7:47 PM on April 10, 2005

posted by R. Mutt at 7:52 PM on April 10, 2005

OMG. I would date you moonbird, if I weren't hetero and hideously malformed. And if you wanted to, of course.

Sciurus, that really hasn't stopped me in the past.
Just found this... can't believe my eyes (syd barret-pink floyd, jugband blues).
posted by moonbird at 8:02 PM on April 10, 2005

I down-loaded the New Order video for "In a Lonely Place" and realised that I was there when they filmed it.
I'm in tears.
Thanks for the link.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 8:03 PM on April 10, 2005

Dangit. No sign of The Art of Noise on either page. I'd love to find a copy of 'Peter Gunn' and/or 'Close to the Edit'.

Old enough to remember when MTV played music videos 24/7...
posted by bitmage at 8:05 PM on April 10, 2005

Bitimage: Close to the Edit was the first video I looked for. That was simply amazing, I was about 13 when I saw it and haven't seen it since. But I think about it. Lots. It would also be great with The Eurhythmics' equally weird I Love to Listen to Beethoven.
posted by moonbird at 8:13 PM on April 10, 2005

Just watched that "Like Spinning Plates" video. How'd they do that? It's like an extremely big version of that 360 light painting stuff I've seen posted here a few times. Amazing.

Which reminds me, why is the only place I can see decent music videos in America in 2005 is a matchbook-sized window on the internet? I mean, whenever I travel to Europe or Asia, they have cool stuff on MTV. But here, I live within 2 miles of the FUCKING WORLD HEADQUARTERS OF MTV and I can't see a decent music video to save my life. (And don't start on that Fuse shit. Jesus, they suck.)
posted by fungible at 8:14 PM on April 10, 2005

How is it that I haven't seen the Bjork video where licorice shoots out of her nipples until tonight?
posted by Space Coyote at 8:14 PM on April 10, 2005

I down-loaded the New Order video for "In a Lonely Place" and realised that I was there when they filmed it.
where? when? cool!

I'm so loving the new album. (and that Krafty video is very well done)
posted by amberglow at 8:18 PM on April 10, 2005

wget -b -m -NH --level=1 http://granfaro.blogspot.com/2005/04/622-music-videos-various-from-perfect.html seems to work pretty well
posted by reflection at 8:23 PM on April 10, 2005

Ho. Ly. Crap. You should see the rest of the site, too ...
posted by carter at 8:41 PM on April 10, 2005

wow! moonbird, you rule!
posted by shoepal at 8:44 PM on April 10, 2005

where? when? cool!

It looks like it was at the PSV in Hulme - '82 or '83.
I saw them do a better version in Hanley in '83 I think - they were smashed out of their heads, barely able to operate the new toys they'd bought. This was just after "Blue Monday" came out and just before "Power, Corruption and Lies". They came on, as usual, an hour late and laid waste to the audience. "Blue Monday" at the end - they walked off-stage and left the sequencers running as the lights came up.
They were/are one of the best bands I have ever seen live - they could make music that you could dance to that made the place they were playing in feel like a cathedral.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 8:47 PM on April 10, 2005

Mm, hard drive, meet Duran Duran. Duran Duran, enjoy my hard drive. (That was just for you, jonp72.)

On another note, none of the Queen videos seem to be available, nor the video for LL Cool J's "Goin' Back to Cali." Foo.
posted by Dreama at 9:00 PM on April 10, 2005

Oh, you want videos?
posted by cali at 9:03 PM on April 10, 2005

Hm, I just caught the Cali video on godawful Real PLayer, but it actually looked rather crisp. Meanwhile, regarding New Orderm "true Faith" is a surrealistic treat that I dig highly back in 8th grade or whatever.
posted by moonbird at 9:04 PM on April 10, 2005

My favorite is this, apparently from Sonic Youth's very early days.
posted by hydrophonic at 9:10 PM on April 10, 2005

The Misfits' video of Monster Mash is making me smile all over.
posted by Space Coyote at 9:25 PM on April 10, 2005

Ah. Lesbian Bjork-bots, how you brought together my undergraduate engineering class.
posted by Alison at 9:41 PM on April 10, 2005

I will comment on this in a month or so...
posted by hellbient at 9:55 PM on April 10, 2005

I dunno... only one Michael Jackson video? But man, I would've killed to have all those industrial videos in high school.
posted by ScottMorris at 10:08 PM on April 10, 2005

woot! found some I didn't even know existed.

Beck - Jack Ass

Probably my fav. Beck song.
posted by nickerbocker at 10:11 PM on April 10, 2005

joy divisoon she's lost control, live

most excellent
posted by quarsan at 10:15 PM on April 10, 2005

This rules.

Does anybody know who that super cute brunette with pigtails is in the Sonic Youth 'Bull in the Heather' video?
posted by JT at 10:33 PM on April 10, 2005

Oh man, this has the greatest video of all time:

Fatboyslim's Gangsta Trippin which is nothing but things blowing up in slow motion for three minutes.
posted by StopMakingSense at 10:41 PM on April 10, 2005

JT: Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and now Le Tigre.

The newest Beck video "Epro" is awesome. The sound sucks tho.
posted by fungible at 10:47 PM on April 10, 2005

Moonbird, that Syd Barret link was... jesus. Wow. Those were the most flashback inducing eyes I've seen this side of my freshman year.

fungible: what 360 light stuff?
posted by trinarian at 12:36 AM on April 11, 2005

Thanks for the link, but every time I click the "I'm Over 18" button on the page, it takes me to an entrance page. When I click on "Enter", it takes me back to the first page. What am I doing wrong? I enabled cookies and java for the site (Firefox).
posted by Sangermaine at 12:40 AM on April 11, 2005

Er, never mind. I apparently only thought I'd enabled cookies. I'm a moron.
posted by Sangermaine at 12:43 AM on April 11, 2005

Anyway, anyone else know of any good music video sites? The ones that have been posted here are great, but the more the better.
posted by Sangermaine at 1:05 AM on April 11, 2005

All right, I've begun to figure out which ones load and which ones don't.

What is the plot of the Union of the Snake video? For that matter, what's the plot of the song?

I wish this thing were sorted chronologically rather than alphabetically. '80s boys were so pretty.
posted by Aknaton at 1:09 AM on April 11, 2005

oldskool hiphop . Open dir with wma files only. This directory is just the beginning. Browse back and you'll find more bboying and graffiti video than you can take in one session. Meanwhile I'm looking for online disco video's (seriously) but havent found anything so far.
posted by ouke at 2:46 AM on April 11, 2005

Wow. First of all, it says that the DJ Shadow video they have there was directed by Wong Kar-Wai, which is totally nuts. He has a new movie out, which I've been meaning to see, but I never would have thought to pair him with Shadow. I can't wait to watch the video.

Beyond all of the Chris Cunningham and Michel Gondry videos (download them if you don't have the dvds), they have one of my all time favorite videos: Rabbit in Your Headlights. The last 20-30 seconds has one of the most beautiful images ever put to film. Haunting.
posted by TheRoach at 2:58 AM on April 11, 2005

See? LL Cool J wasn't always rubbish.
posted by nthdegx at 5:36 AM on April 11, 2005

What a terrific find! Thanks, moonbird!
posted by hojoki at 6:40 AM on April 11, 2005

Great stuff, moonbird. nickerbocker, we share a favorite Beck song. I can't wait to download that.

And just to back up jonmc's seemingly reactionary comment a little - Close to the Edit was mentioned. I consider this song, in combination with Beat Box (Diversion One) to be one of the great meta-musical artworks of the late 20th century. I listened to those two innumerable times for years, blissfully unaware that there even was a video.

When The Art of Noise came up in conversation with a friend, she practically retched and said, aren't they the ones that had that godawful video where the little girl's destroying a piano? Huh? I said. Maybe. She was dead-set against ever listening to any AON because she hated the vibe of that video. Finally I got a chance to see it, and although I like the video, its jerky inanity is completely antithetical to the musical vibe I had gotten from the audio. For my friend, it's too late to try to convey any of that, because the visual image is inextricable from the sounds.

A cautionary tale, y'all.

posted by soyjoy at 8:56 AM on April 11, 2005

Thank you. Thankyouthankyouthankyou.
posted by ArsncHeart at 9:16 AM on April 11, 2005

360 light stuff, for trinarian. The Radiohead clip looks like an extreme version of it - they set up a Matrix-style bullet-time series of still cameras, open the shutters in a dark room, then paint with the lights, then set off a flash to get the room and the bodies on film, then animate the whole thing. So cool.

Oh, and that Sigur Ros video you recommended? I still can't get it out of my head today.
posted by fungible at 9:33 AM on April 11, 2005

If you are looking for a ton of Music Videos check out Blastro.com. They're not quicktime, but are definitely better quality than much of what you'll see out there.
posted by bendee at 10:20 AM on April 11, 2005

I had almost given up slogging through another backlog of obscure Mefi posts until.... eureka!
Thanks moonbird!

Of course, all the classic Depeche Mode clips are in WMV. grrrrrr...
posted by boymilo at 12:16 PM on April 11, 2005

Really a great link.
One of my favorites is Johnny Cash - Hurt, I love this video.
posted by anni at 1:14 PM on April 11, 2005

TheRoach: If you're talking about Eros, don't see it. Or, if you must, watch the Wong Kar-Wai segment and then leave.
posted by graventy at 1:48 PM on April 11, 2005

Winamp has internet videos available with thier latest version. Only about 700 or so, but at least it led me to discover Damien Rice.
posted by daHIFI at 5:05 PM on April 11, 2005

If anyone's in need of that Art of Noise video, I've got it. Email's in the profile.
posted by spiralout at 7:34 PM on April 11, 2005

What is the plot of the Union of the Snake video? For that matter, what's the plot of the song?

If you have to ask, you're thinking too hard.
posted by Dreama at 9:53 PM on April 11, 2005

Just in time for my new DSL connection. Whoo hoo! Thanks!
posted by buzzman at 10:15 PM on April 11, 2005

This post = K-RAD. Thanks.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 10:07 AM on April 12, 2005

A cautionary tale, y'all.

Then again, I probably would have never heard of tAoN if it wasn't for that video. I think this was before MTV had even arrived in my town, so I probably saw it on HBO's Video Jukebox.

It's amazing how much things have changed. We were so disconnected then. Now a kid wondering about a video could instantly find out everything about the band and a community of fans on the net.

Meanwhile, I'm feeling connected. Thanks to MeFi I just got to see the 'Close to the Edit' video again for the first time in 20 years. Thanks moonbird!
posted by bitmage at 11:11 AM on April 12, 2005

Holy crap, the His Name Are Alive videos!

Nothing else to say, just thanks. Really. Thanks.
posted by jokeefe at 2:38 AM on April 14, 2005

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