Duran Duran - The Reflex
The biggest band in Britain at the peak of their career, with a single that went to #1 on both sides of the Atlantic. Their success and the excesses of the music industry 1984 ensured the budget for this video would be monstrous.
So what the hell happened? A boring concert video with some vague lighting effects? Where are the fast cars? The yachts? The incomprehensible storyline?
Well… sit through it until 3.20 and you will get your answer. I guess the remaining budget went on Nick Rhodes’ hairspray/woolly jumper allowance.
Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say:
Some symbolic scenes from the official video were taken and later mixed with the alternate version shown in the band’s concert film Arena (An Absurd Notion); in the final segment when the band, the crowd and even the fans undertake the final and crucial battle against the evil Dr. Durand Durand.
CITATION NEEDED. (But if true, why-ay-ay-ay-ay didn’t they uuuuse it in the first place?)