Saturday Songs – September 1, 2012
In the 1980s, MTV was still in its infancy… and still playing music videos. Music videos, too, were in their infancy, a new medium for musicians to explore, mostly through band performance videos.
Then there was Duran Duran, and Hungry Like The Wolf.
Duran Duran had done videos before, even a video with director Russell (Highlander) Mulcahy. But this video was something different. It was not a band performance, not even a trippy band performance like Planet Earth. It was almost like watching a mini-movie, helping to bring the medium of music videos to a new height, and raising the bar for future projects, at least until Michael Jackson’s Thriller hit the screens some two years later.