musictele.vision, by Fuzzy Wobble
When people ask me what genres of music I like,
I say "music videos". This is an unexpected answer, and leaves people
a bit annoyed – but
I believe, with this project, I can explain why.
Growing up in rural canada in the '90s and never having an opportunity
to travel or have exposure to other cultures.
The library didn't have shit. And the magazine selections were
limited to just USA and Canada.
There was however, one television network that did give me a rare and
enjoyable glimpse into the outside world. That network was called
First, I must clarify, we did not have MTV in Canada and I know nothing of
MTV. Much Music was strictly Canadian.
But I imagine, maybe at some point in the early '90s, Much Music Canada and MTV
may have had a similar disposition – that being a relentless commitment
to music on television.
Commiting to 24-7 music television is ambitious. In order to keep content fresh,
(some lucky person at) Much Music travelled the world collecting
content as there simply way not enough available locally.
I remember these music videos brilliantly showcasing youth-culutres
and sub-cultures from countries that, at the time, felt lightyears away.
Much Music wasn't just looking to USA for content, but rather, all over the world.
Even today on YouTube, with instantaneous connection to millions of videos,
I still stuggle to find such a wildcard collection of
music videos as was featured on Ed The Sock's "Fromage" (cheese)
So I created this project as a nod to the beauty, curiosity, and rawness that
once was music television. I will continue to add
videos until the collection reaches ~100. Enjoy!
Here is the video collections as of Aug 2018:
- 18+ Party, Fort Lauderdale beach. 1993. [USA]
- Trio, Bum Bum. 1983. [DEU]
- Doug Wellman, Burning Man ranger ride. 1998. [USA]
- Sonseed, Jesus is my friend. 2008. [USA]
- Beastie Boys, live on Soul Train. 1987. [USA]
- Talking Heads, Once In A Lifetime. 1980. [USA]
- Daft Punk, first live recording, Even Further festival. 1996. [USA]
- University of Utah, CGI facial animation. 1974. [USA]
- Edward Muscare, Scrubs theme song timing. 2009. [USA]
- Backstreet Boys, first live performance. 1998. [USA]
- Mark Gromley, Little Wings. 2007. [USA]
- Fatboy Slim, Praise You. 1998. [GBR]
- Sam Battle, Synth Bike. 2016 [GBR]
- The Samsonadzes, theme song, Georgian television. 2009. [GEO]
- Tehran Iran, breakdancing. 1991. [IRN]
- AI learning to walk. 2000. [USA]
- Daito Manabe, electric stimulus on face. 2008. [JAP]
- Brotherhood Club, Detroit MI. 1989. [USA]
- Pasivadi Pranam. 1987. [IND]
- Craig Farraway, Telethon Fundraiser. 1993. [CAN]
- Adavi Donga, Idhi Oka Nandanavanam. 1985. [IND]
- Mr. Tape, AKA Modris Skaistkalns. 1991. [RUS]
- Thrasher, Fancy Lads. 2017. [USA]
- Dan Deacon, NBC Morning. 2005. [USA]
- Aphex Twin, Fingerbib, fan video by Leos Carax. 2008. [USA]
- Anvil, Metal on Metal, live in Japan. 1984. [CAN]
- Vitas, The 7th Element. 2000. [RUS]
- E-Male, We Are E-Male. 1998. [IRL]
- Fantazia rave, New Years Eve. 1993. [GBR]
- Aphex Twin, live Osmoze Paris. 1993. [GBR]
- Unknown. ???? [???]
- NYC Club Kids, Phil Donahue show. 1993. [USA]
- Kraftwerk, The Robots. 1978. [DEU]
- Gwar, live on Jerry Springer. 1997. [USA]
- Mohammed Rafi, Jaan Pehechaan Ho. 1965. [IND]
- O Zone, Dragostea Din Tei. 2004. [MDA]
- Eiffel 65, Blue (Da-Ba-Dee), live on beach in France. 1999. [ITA]
- 16 Bit, Where Are You. 1987. [DEU]
- Memory Hole, Chinless Dancer. Posted 2014. [USA]
- Vladimir Cauchemar, Aulos. 2017. [RUS]