If you could make a video for any B- side, what song would you pick? That’s right, the stipulation here is that the song cannot be a single and already have a video clip.
I bet you think I’d just pick “Danger” and call it a day. Nope.
It’s hard for me to pick just one song out of the entire Glam catalog…but my self imposed rule limits me to just one track.
It’s “Black Widow” by Motley Crue, natch. It’s on the Red, White and Crue double disc if you are not familiar.
First off, “Black Widow” is one of Motley’s best songs – quite frankly, it’s better than half their singles. Glam knows it blows much of the most recent stuff – and we’re going back to Generation Swine here – out of the water.
I could make such a beautifully Gothic video for that song. Nice and dark. Dirty and dark.
I’d totally put everyone in black hair, black clothes, black makeup. I wouldn’t even need the band to make a hot video for “Black Widow.” Just a haunted house and some hot women. And men. The entire set would be like one big Halloween factory explosion – even Alice Cooper would be jealous!
Actually, that’s it! The entire “Black Widow” video would be a Halloween theme. There would not be any random cut away shots of a band playing live. For the most part, I hate it when bands use canned live clips to pad videos. No, this video would have a complete story with a beginning, middle and end. Or, maybe there would be a cliff hanger, thus begging for a second clip. Or third. I do love me some video trilogies.
Glam, if I had the money, I’d sponsor a video making contest and give away fancy prizes. I truly believe the best talent in writing, music, directing, editing (and on and on)…is undiscovered. The same small group of people has a lock on the waning video market – and I’m sure most of us could do better. Actually, I know we could.
So, what is your obscure song and video concept?