Night Boat

“She is the fairies’ midwife…”

Creepy, pretentious in all the right ways, and way ahead of its time, this 1981 Duran Duran video predates Michael Jackson’s more-famous Thriller.

Crafted by Highlander director Russell Mulcahy, it mixes zombies, scuttling crabs, and lead singer Simon Le Bon gravely intoning Shakespeare while staring pensively at … something.

The British Fab Five might not have sold as many records as, say, Madonna, but their impact on the MTV generation is undeniable.

No one worked with as much style as they did, pumping out elegant mini-movies, each one unique.

Take me back to my rockin’ childhood.

 

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