Saturday night music: The Lady Don’t Mind (Talking Heads) …bonus: Two Doors Cinema Club comparison :)

I didn’t realize that this was directed by Jim Jarmusch just when he was becoming known and winning acclaim. It’s hard to image now, but at the time MTV was just getting big as well, and alot of performers were critical of music videos because they felt it away from the musicians and was more about promotional videos. I think Jarmusch and the Talking Heads take it to another level here, and this stands up alot better than other videos of the time.

Talking Heads The Lady Don’t Mind – YouTube

By the way, about a minute and a half into this video, Jaramusch starts playing with overlaid images and colours, and well as having the performers suddenly shift positions and move in different ways.

Check out this video from Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work.

It’s exactly the same visual language.


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