Friday, July 12, 2013

Dave Alvin "4th Of July" (Bonus Video Friday)

Hmmmm, perhaps a theme begins to emerge for July Bonus Video Fridays.......

(inspirational verse; "On the stairs I smoke a cigarette alone /
Mexican kids are shooting fireworks below / Hey baby, it's the 4th of July" - Dave Alvin, 1994

(sidenote; There are probably better versions of this song on YouTube (check out the live one
from Austin City Limits) but there are was something about the cheesy, mid-1990's vibe of this one
 that hooked me today.  It brought me back to a time in the dim, dark past when even rockers like
 Dave Alvin were forced to make videos that would then be summarily ignored by MTV in favor
 of some jag-off English synth-pop act the likes A Flock Of Seagulls or The Human League.) 

© 2013 Ricki C.

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