Tag Archives: 1980’s psychedelia

“B” by Colin Newman

2 Dec

You might argue the video for Colin Newman’s (of Wire fame) song “B” is closer to Dada than to psychedelic aesthetics; but at the same time it is just too much fun to pass up the chance to show it to you here.

Nmesh – Nuthin’ But A き Thang (Official)

12 May

Some trippy surrealist vaporware by Nmesh

Aesthetic Vibes | Future Funk / Vaporwave Mixtape

28 Apr

Recently, I’ve become aware of the existence of Vaporware, an interesting genre from the early 2010s which meshes together some cheesy and  dreamy 1980s and 1990s sounds and aesthetics in some often pretty weird ways. Watching a couple of these vaporware videos can really get you dizzy. Is vaporware psychedelic? I’m not sure, but I think there’s definitely something interestingly surrreal going on there. What do you think?

The B-52’s – “Love Shack” (Official Music Video)

14 Apr

There is a lot in the 1980s that wasn’t clearly recognized as psychedelic because the style wasn’t really 1960s psychedelia, but where I nevertheless find some distinctly free-rolling, psychedelic qualities. B-52 serves as a good example. “The love shack is a little old place where we can get together.”

 

Safety Dance – Men Without Hats – Literal Video HD

31 Mar

An hilarious literal version to 1980s hit ‘Safety Dance’ by Men without Hats, with some psychedelic tinges (definitely LSD!)

Talking Heads – “Road To Nowhere”

19 Feb

American new wave band, Talking Heads, brings a light-hearted humor-filled 80’s video about (according to the writer David Byme) is a song that “presented a resigned, even joyful look at doom,”

Can’t help but feel slightly more at ease and content with everything, every time I listen/watch this song

a-ha – “Take On Me”

12 Feb

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