An MTV favorite from the summer of 1983.
This current iPhone ad has amused me because of the song played over it:
Of course, I had to find this tune and listen to it in its entirety. Once again, Spotify rules:
When my friend Rob and I first saw this video on MTV during the summer of 1984, neither of us knew what was happening in it. (Also, we had never heard of the band Slade before or since.)
Thirty-seven years later, I think we’re just as mystified.
I still get a kick out of this tune and the video … primitive though it may be.
“Do you know where you’re goin’?”
“I don’t know. Maybe Chicago.”
“Desert Moon” by Dennis DeYoung was an underrated and underplayed tune from 1984.
The video enhances the story told in the lyrics and has just the right amount of ’80s cheese to make it endure.