1986 - The Year in Videos

Re Run Theater presents 1986 – The Year In Videos.

Bon Jovi, The Beastie Boys, The Bangles, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cameo, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Iron Maiden and much, much more…

In 1986, record labels were spending copious amount of money on music video production values. A great variety of visual emotions flooded the MTV broadcasting screens of the world. Somber cold war anthems, glorious eye candy from Peter Gabriel, Eurythmics and a then unknown Portland band called Nu Shooz, the blonde diva continued her reign and another Jackson sibling took control. We’ve tried to squeeze all the best into one electric evening:  mock concert videos, mini movies, movie tie ins, hip hop and rock hybrids, break out songs, beautiful psychedelia and of course: exquisite perfection from two recently departed genius legends in their prime.

MTV bumpers and commercials, all culled from the confines of 1986 VHS recording sessions are interspersed throughout to make this a true Video Time Machine.


Thursday, May 26