Music Video Of the Day: Gone Daddy Gone by Violent Femmes (1983, directed by Doug Martin and Steve Martin)


I will be the first to admit that I was hoping that it would turn out that this video was directed by that Steve Martin.  But no, the directors of this video were twin brothers Douglas Brian Martin and Steven M. Martin.  Along with a few acting appearances (they played “angry twins” in Fast Times At Ridgemont High), Steve Martin is credited with directed the documentary Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey in 1993.

According to the imdb, Doug Martin ” (d)irected the following music videos: “Murder, Mystery & Mayhem (1981)” for Peter Ivers “No Smoking (1982)” for John Waters “Shock Value (1982)” for John Waters “I Predict (1982)” for Sparks “Get Up And Go (1982)” for The Go-Go’s “Gone Daddy Gone (1983)” for Violent Femmes “Barefoot Rock (1983)” for The Blasters “One Red Rose (1983)” for The Blasters “The Cutting Edge (1983)” for MTV “Christian Girls Problems (1983)” for The Gleaming Spires “Head Over Heels (1983)” for The Go-Go’s “Sound Of The Rain (1984)” for Rank & File “Livin’ A Little, Laughin’ A Little (1985)” for John Hiatt/Elvis Costello “When Angels Kiss (1985)” for Gary Myrick “Stick Around (1985)” for Julian Lennon “Lips To Find You (1986)” for Teena Marie “Situation #9 (1986)” for Club Nouveau.”

This song features not one but two xylophone solos.

Enjoy!

One response to “Music Video Of the Day: Gone Daddy Gone by Violent Femmes (1983, directed by Doug Martin and Steve Martin)

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