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Michael Nesmith stood at the forecastle of the video ship, sailing her into port with the production of this comedy album/collection of video clips, "Elephant Parts." Yes, some of the comedy is a little dated; some of it is just plain silly. But Michael never claimed it was anything more than silly; plus, amidst all the late 70's jokes you'll find the extreme timelessness of his opening monologue, discussing the fact that "there's something funny about the gasoline prices!" rings hysterically true today, as does "The Large Detroit Car Company." The words of his closing song, "Tonite," also speak to a 2000's audience.
Enclosed with these comedy skits are five of Michael Nesmith's video clips, some of the best videos ever made in a time when video was truly its own standalone art form--made by the pioneer of video art. "Light," "Magic," and "Cruisin'" are all from Nesmith's "Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma" album (as is the above-mentioned "Tonite"), with "Cruisin'" being remembered fondly for its quirky lyrics and a young Hulk Hogan in his first major role. "Rio" is from the album "From a Radio Engine to the Photon Wing," and was probably the first major video clip release (although groups from the 60's had been doing it since, well, The Monkees cribbed from The Beatles). "Rio" is funny, it is thoughtful, and it is brilliant.Read more ›
My favorite sketches are Rock 'n' Roll Hospital, Neighborhood Nuclear Superiority and the vegetarian guy hunting for his food. The music videos are visually intriguing. My husband remembered the Sunset Sam video from SNL many years ago.
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This was one of my all-time favorite videos on VHS. In this DVD version (at least on our player,) the sound balance during 80-90% of the songs was catastrophically bad. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
You have to be into "80's" style humor, music and fun to get into this. It was produced in 1981 and it shows. That said I just love this stuff to death. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lawrence B. Ripp
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my son. The outcome remains to be seen. My son had asked for this a couple of years ago and I could not afford the cost. Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. Ricks
Still funny all these years later. Of course it looks a bit dated by today's standards, but when it first arrived, wow -- we'd really never seen anything like it, pre-MTV, etc. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Christopher Budny