Music Video of the Day: May The Cube Be With You by Thomas Dolby (1985, directed by Thomas Dolby and Peter Care)

In this video, George Clinton is an alien who manufactures green cubes that cause who people who swallow them to enter into virtual reality.  Thomas Dolby is force fed a cube and soon, he’s making out with Marilyn Monroe, bombing Washington D.C., and imagining himself as Marlon Brando in The Wild One.  It proves Dolby with the type of rush that he couldn’t get just from going to the local video shop.  Can you say LSD?

This video came out in 1985 but May The Cube Be With You didn’t actually appear on any of Dolby’s albums until 1988.  That was when it was included as a bonus track on Dolby’s third studio album, Aliens Ate My Buick.  People who bought the album on vinyl didn’t get the bonus track but those who purchased it on either cassette or CD did.  Yes, there was a time when people bought cassettes for the extras.

The video shop at the start of this video was located in London.  It’s now an internet cafe.

Peter Care co-directed this video with Dolby.  Care is also credited with directing videos for R.E.M, New Order, Depeche Mode, and Bonnie Tyler.