The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star (1979)

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The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star (1979) Poster

The video for the Buggles' classic one-shot, about how the rise of television (and, by extension, music videos) hurt the careers of those performers whose looks would not translate well to the new medium.


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19 April 2017 | tavm
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| The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star is still important as the music short that launched MTV
When MTV began its broadcast on August 1, 1981, this particular video was its launching pad, so to speak. Watching it now, it seems both futuristic and retro concerning the way the sets were designed, hair was worn, and music was presented at the time. Listening to the lyrics now, I still can't understand its point but it's still alluring to hear it, even now. So yeah, The Buggles' Video Killed the Radio Star still enchants with its looks and sound.

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Release Date:

1979

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK

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