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Old 08-21-2019, 11:15 AM
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...will peg when you watch the 'Rock Me Tonight' video by Billy Squier. Hilariously horribly bad. Makes you wonder WTF somebody was thinking.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:49 AM
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...will peg when you watch the 'Rock Me Tonight' video by Billy Squier. Hilariously horribly bad. Makes you wonder WTF somebody was thinking.
The video in question. So dorky that many people (including Squier himself) see it as having directly contributed to Squier's career stalling out. I'm not sure if that's really true, but a video in which you're not-intentionally-ironically dressed like (and acting like) a teenaged girl lip-syncing to "Flashdance" in your bedroom wasn't likely to help one's image as a male, adult rock star.

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Old 08-21-2019, 02:03 PM
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I encourage every Doper out there to give this video a watch. It is laugh-out-loud funny!
And you're right, it killed his career.
I'd kinda feel bad for Billy if it wasn't so fucking funny.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:42 PM
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I cant deny their musicianship.

But good lord, on "Hold the Line" the lead singer looks like Ron Jeremy, and on "Africa" and "Roseanna" the band looks like a glorified cast from "Revenge of the Nerds".

Im hard pressed to think of a "nerdier" or "dorkier" band than Toto.

I know some are going to say Weezer but they at least intended for the "nerd" look.
Are you forgetting 50% of Cheap Trick during their peak?
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:40 PM
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I encourage every Doper out there to give this video a watch. It is laugh-out-loud funny!
And you're right, it killed his career.
I'd kinda feel bad for Billy if it wasn't so fucking funny.
I never liked his music, but I felt sorry for him after watching that. What could he and the producer have been thinking?
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