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D80sV #32: Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better

Daily 80's Video #32: When I was a kid growing up in the 80's, to me, Howard Jones was the pinnacle of cool. In looking back at this video, a lot of his coolness seems, well, manufactured. Take that hair for instance. I thought that was the coolest hair back then. Now it seems like some record company style guru went ape-crazy on him, to, well, manufacture a pop star. You can't fault Howard Jones, he was a great musician and songwriter who happened to come out in the 80's. Nowadays, I don't even think he could be a pop star. And that's somehow sadder. Enjoy the crazy hair and clothes, the cult-member-like back-up singers, the random orange color motif, the equally random Charlie Chaplin impersonator, and even even more random, some karate dude, probably because Karate Kid was so popular during this time. I especially like it when the karate guy hits himself in the head with the nun-chucks, which is what I did, or worse, every time I used them.

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