Monday, March 29, 2010

After Hours

TT. Poteryanniy ray (Paradise lost)

Here's a little piece of Russian pop music history - and you can see how far they've come in just a decade. This clip is just people dancing around while the song plays. All Russian music videos (OK, at least 80%) used to be like this. I have no idea whether these people are in the band or not, but does it really matter? I don't think so, because the tune is every bit as bad as the video. There's that line that gets repeated over and over and over: "mezhdu mnoy i toboy" (between me and you) and that's about half the song right there. Yes, it's amazingly tedious and claustrophobic for pop music. And it isn't trashy enough. But just think of how bad things would be if all Russian videos were still like this.

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