Watch this video and learn from it!
When these two fashionably-clad gangs had a disagreement in the 1980s, they didn’t settle things with violence. Well, okay — they probably did sometimes. In fact, things get a little bit heated in this video and I’m sure some people would argue that the only reason things didn’t get bad (I mean like, West Side Story bad) is because everyone knew that they were being filmed for prosperity.
Anyway, instead of having a rumble (which may sound silly but is still a lot of fun to say), they had a skate-off! And then they all jumped up into the air! Yay! Everyone’s a winner even though we know that can’t be true because, just by definition, no one can win unless someone else loses. That’s just the way it goes.
Anyway, this is a fun little video and all the gang members look crazy hot with their skateboards and their headbands and their whole neon attitude. This video was shot in Venice Beach and the director was Peter Falloon, who apparently directed a lot of skating videos back in the 80s. My favorite thing about this video is that it really does look like something that was taken off of a crappy VHS tape. You can even tell when the tape’s owner rewound certain scenes and then watched them over and over again.
Anyway, what more can I say about this one? It’s fun and really, for me, that’ the most important thing about any music video. Did I enjoy watching it? Did I actually force myself to concentrate on only doing one thing for three minute so that I could enjoy the video? In this case, the answer is yes.