Music Video of the Day: Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1984, dir. Godley & Creme)


Well, you probably all knew this was coming. It was a no-brainer. I had this picked out many months ago. It has nothing to do with Twitter going down last night amidst that Wikileaks dump or anything like that. I’m young enough to have only taken part in five US presidential elections, but have been around for numerous other ones. I can’t remember a more vicious one than the one currently coming to what may or may not be its’ end.

What can I say about this music video that it doesn’t already do an excellent job of getting across to the viewer? The version below is even more graphic than the one above. From what I understand, it is closer to the way the song was originally released. Neither of them pull any punches, so be forewarned.

The directors of the music video are Godley & Creme AKA Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. I knew of them as musicians, but didn’t know they directed music videos. They are probably best known for their song Cry, and the great music video that goes with it. What you might not know is that because of them, this music video has ties to Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). Godley & Creme were once part of a group called 10cc. One of their big hit songs was I’m Not In Love. That’s the song Peter Quill is listening to in the hospital at the beginning of the film. That also means Disney is just a couple of degrees of separation from a music video where Ronald Reagan bites Konstantin Chernenko’s ear in a wrestling match. I love connections. I also love that after tomorrow’s really obvious song for Election Day, I can return to writing about some lighter music videos for awhile.

There’s nothing more I want to say. Enjoy!

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