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“Romeo & Juliet”

Posted by purplemary54 on March 27, 2012

There really isn’t anything I could say about this song that could do it justice.  It is sublime.

But when “Romeo & Juliet” came up on the shuffle tonight, I remembered that the music video for this song was one of the first music videos I ever saw.  It came out in 1980, so I was 11.  We had OnTV, and early precursor to cable.  They would sometimes fill the gaps in between movies with music videos.  This was just before MTV came into existence, so videos weren’t quite ubiquitous yet.  They weren’t exactly great art, either.  I had vague memories of people walking along corridors, but no clear picture in my head of what the video was like (just that the production wasn’t exactly high-tech).  So I looked it up on YouTube to see if it matched my memory.

I love how everyone is walking around like they’re in West Side Story.  There were some bits that I hadn’t remembered, and the 80s hair and makeup are awful, but it’s pretty much as cheesy as I remembered.  Luckily, this song is too good to be ruined by a bad video.

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