Friday, January 11, 2013

Musical Interlude: Owner of a Lonely Heart (1983)

The British art-rock band Yes plunged headlong into the MTV era with one of the most unusual and provocative videos of the early 80's with "Owner of a Lonely Heart". Most of you might be familiar with the shorter clip that gained copiusly large chunks of airplay back in the day, but the following video, taken from when "Owner" aired on VH1 Classic, clocks in at nearly 9 minutes. Par for the course for a band known for album hits like "Roundabout" and "Long Distance Runaround" in the 70's.

2 comments:

magicdog said...

I have always loved this song and the video! Both are as timely as ever!

It's probably one of the few music videos from the era that doesn't seem too far out of place today.

I've always loved the video's message of "going against the grain" and fighting for your freedom. At least, that's what I got out of it!

hobbyfan said...

It also had some of the worst staged fights in cinematic history......