21 March 2009

Biting Eighties Style: Whitney, You Were Robbed!

As a child of the '80s, I am often amazed by popularity of Reagan-era fashions that produced by American Apparel. American Apparel relentlessly co-ops what is often bad style, which has become a source of amusement for me. On an entirely different tangent, I am also fascinated by the way that American Apparel has become increasingly sexier. However, that is another post all together. At any rate, I was just watching the tube, when I saw this video by an emerging girl group called Electrik Red (it is nice to know that they are following the nu-metal trend of replacing a "c" with a "k").

What I found most astonishing about their video, "So Good" was that it immediately made me think of Whitney Houston's break out video "How Would I Know". The frizzy perm, spandex, and splashes of paint! As much as I hate to admit it, I miss Whitney Houston. Not "crack is cheap and I don't do cheap things" Whitney, but a younger, gentler version. Well, I guess we should be thankful to Mtv and the eighties music video revolution. Otherwise, gems like this one wouldn't be preserved on youtube, so some nice media specialist to use as their video foundation.

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