Sure, there’s a better known video by Bonnie Tyler where Rambo’s head explodes, but I’ll get to that at some point. This Bonnie Tyler video has both zombie soldiers & a white Bonnie chasing after a black Bonnie while a UFO floats overhead.
Let’s look at the summary on Wikipedia:
The video is set in London. Tyler, dressed in a black leather dress, walks down a cobbled road lined with statues of soldiers. She occasionally looks up to see a duplicate of herself, dressed in a white dress, standing at the top of a fire escape, shrouded in shadow. The statues come to life and follow Tyler down the road. Behind them follows a black car, driven by the duplicate of Tyler. She runs away from them as she notices the statues following her, and locks herself inside a garage. The car then breaks through the doors of the garage and attempts to run Tyler over. She escapes through another door and finds herself on a street, looking up to see a spaceship in the sky. The spaceship descends, and a car appears, which Tyler enters and drives away. The duplicate chases after Tyler in her own car. Tyler drives into another building, and as the spaceship flies above the building, the duplicate drives inside as the entrance explodes. The spaceship then flies away as the animated statues look on.
When you describe it like that, it just sounds stupid. Plus, where is the mention of the UFO exploding at the end?
The only piece of information I could find isn’t about the video. It’s that the song was used in the 1984 release of Metropolis. That would explain the white and black Bonnies. One is meant to be Maria, and the other is meant to be the robot version of Maria. Where the zombies, or “animated statues”, come in to play, I don’t know. I also don’t get the inclusion of a UFO.
I wish I had more. The only other thing I have is something that really belongs with Total Eclipse Of The Heart, so I’ll save it till then. If you go to her section on mvdbase, you’ll find that the majority of her videos have no director listed. Coincidentally, Meat Loaf is the only other very well-known artist that I’ve come across whose music videos are as undocumented as Bonnie Tyler’s. The difference is that they seem to at least have her videos in there.
30 Days Of Surrealism:
- Street Of Dreams by Rainbow (1983, dir. Storm Thorgerson)
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Children by Dio (1985, dir. Daniel Kleinman)
- The Thin Wall by Ultravox (1981, dir. Russell Mulcahy)
- Take Me Away by Blue Öyster Cult (1983, dir. Richard Casey)