Saturday, September 10, 2011
The Greg Kihn Band Jeopardy
As some of you may have noticed, I have changed the header on this blog to include music as well as movies. While the main focus here will always be cinema, I do get the urge to talk about music from time to time. In this case, I have been reminiscing about JEOPARDY by The Greg Kihn Band. Released in 1983, the song was always fun to hear on the radio, but on MTV was where it really shined. Partly a wedding picture, partly a tribute to classic horror movies (with a special nod to GHOST STORY), the video displayed an imaginative use of the format, not often seen in recent times. Musically, the tune was the peak of the band's commercial appeal, and it endured long after their other songs were forgotten. A definite reminder of a much cooler time in the history of music videos.