Video Killed The Radio Star

Video Killed The Radio Star

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Video Killed The Radio Star
  • Video Killed The Radio Star - The Synth Years

    Episode 1

    In this episode we take a look back to Britain in the 1980s. This period marked the start of the electronic scene in London as bands began to emerge from clubs like the Blitz club and take the electronic scene in Britain by force. In this episode we hear from bands like Spandau Ballet, Duran Dura...

  • Video Killed The Radio Star - The Human League

    Episode 2

    In this episode Phil Oakey talks about the music videos of the synth pop band The Human League. The band first found success in Britain in the 1980s. Here Director Steve Barron discusses the story behind the massive number one hit 'Don't You Want Me.' He also talks about how he convinced the reco...

  • Video Killed The Radio Star - Michael Jackson

    Episode 3

    Michael Jackson changed music videos forever. Get inside iconic video shoots like "Thriller", "Billie Jean", and "Smooth Criminal". See how MTV accepted Jackson as one of their first black artists and how Michael Jackson came to work with Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. Career commentary by Quincy...

  • Video Killed The Radio Star - Blur

    Episode 4

    In this episode we take a look back at making some of Blur's best-known videos from 'Parklife' to 'Country House.' Featuring archive interviews with front man Damon Albarn, directors Damien Hirst and Pedro Romhanyi, we look back to a time when Brit Pop was its zenith. Formed in London in 1988, al...

  • Video Killed The Radio Star - Billy Joel

    Episode 5

    In this episode of Video Killed the Radio Star we look back on some of singer/songwriter Billy Joel's best-known videos. From 'Allentown,' the story of a town where the men had to enlist in the military during the Vietnam War due to factory shut downs, to 'Uptown Girl,' a light hearted video set ...

  • Video Killed The Radio Star - David Bowie

    Episode 6

    David Bowie discusses his own groundbreaking videos in this Video Killed the Radio Star documentary. He's one of the true artists of video, and as Bowie's persona morphs through time, so do his videos. Highlights include Bowie's own thoughts on the videos, the commentary of his frequent collabora...

  • Video Killed The Radio Star - Oasis

    Episode 7

    An often funny inside look at the artistry of the Oasis video classics, with commentary by the Gallaghers and director Nigel Dick. Arguably the most popular British rock band of the past twenty years, Oasis experienced a period of unrivaled creativity particularly on their record breaking album '...