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  • View on NZ On Screen Ready to Roll - opening titles

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Television

    "These are the 80s opening titles for the music show that made 6pm on Saturdays essential viewing time for pop music fans in the 70s and 80s, where a weekly fix of chart action was topped off with the opportunity to guess the week’s number one. These titles replaced the late 70s set (scored by the Commodores ‘Machine Gun’). Synth pop was now the prevailing sound, the colours favoured 80s electric neon; and the graphics showed a debt to the arcade shooter computer games that arrived in Space Invader's wake. Featured artists came next and then the countdown ..." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Geraldine

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Rock ; Music Video

    "The lyrics to this Jan Hellriegel single unveil a strange and cryptic vision of a woman who has gone very high, and possibly lost her mind en route. Kerry Brown's video takes a similiar path. Shot largely in Auckland's St Kevin's Arcade, it begins like many other music videos, although a couple of passersby appear to have wandered into the wrong scene. Then halfway through everyone transforms, and the clip bursts into a vision of fire, red lipstick, feather boas and circus performers. 'Geraldine' was the first single off Hellriegel's second album, the Australian-recorded Tremble. " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Computer Games

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Electronic ; Music Video

    "A last-minute addition to their 1979 album Graffiti Crimes, 'Computer Games' was a huge hit for Mi-Sex, reaching number one in Australia, two in Canada and five in NZ. Computers and arcade games were a real novelty in 1979 and the band's synth-driven sounds were a perfect match. The video starts with the band breaking into the Sydney data centre for then-supercomputer giant ControlData. Printers spew paper forth, and as the band performs, old school graphics including a driving game and TIE fighters, are projected behind them. Advance one level on green!" (NZ On Screen summary)

 

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