CSNY - American Dream Music Video - opinions?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Aar Gal, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    I stumbled across this last night and couldn’t believe I’d never saw it before!

    I’m in 2 minds on what I think of the video...what’s everyone else’s thoughts?

     
  2. JackS

    JackS Then Play On

    IMO, Sorry...a disaster like the album.
     
  3. deadbirdie

    deadbirdie Forum Resident

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  4. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    To be kind, it is a product of it's time. To be unkind, it stinks. :)
     
  5. Sigma6

    Sigma6 Forum Resident

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    More of Neil's crazy 80's music video characters. Love them all!!
     
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  6. Wright

    Wright Forum Resident

    I have no idea what it's trying to say.
     
  7. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Never seen that before either.Supremely silly but a bit of fun.

    Song's great though. Should have been a smash. Love the album too.
     
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  8. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight Thread Starter

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    I thought I’d was fun. Neils great in it...all his 80s videos are pretty great. David and Stephen were good too...not sure I liked seeing Graham in the buff mind you! Great song and album
     
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  9. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

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    It's great. They have a laugh and cast themselves well. Last thing we needed was a preachy, oh-so serious video from them.
     
  10. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Always liked it.
     
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  11. JackS

    JackS Then Play On

    Discussion died as quick as the album.
     
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  12. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

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    This may be one of the worst songs I have in my record collection.....
     
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  13. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    Love the video and the song! The best part is when Neil plays a demented heavy metal rocker and scares Nash! Love the grungy guitars.
     
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  14. dockofthebay

    dockofthebay Forum Resident

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    Love the album too... Have to admit I avoided it initially in my discovery of all things CSN&Y.

    Then I went to a gig (it was Jake Clemons now of E-Street fame) and the album was played in full through the sound system while we waited for him to come on stage. I was amazed how good it sounded, and instantly became a fan!
     
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  15. Liam Brown

    Liam Brown Forum Resident

    cornball neil is one of his more lasting personas. i do like him as a metal head here.

    here's a live version if you want to hear the song without the awful production.
     
  16. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks The Buzz Driver

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    This video is genius, and if you were around back when it came out, you'll note that the video blends symbolism with what was happening at the time, with Nash portraying 'a politician' in the bedroom scene as Neil busts in, representing his guilty conscience/nightmare.
    It's deeper than you might expect, helps to get your mind right before viewing.
     
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  17. carlwm

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    The album did pretty well, at least according to Wikipedia. 1 8oo ooo worldwide sales and the biggest album any of them were involved with during the Eighties.

    Candidate for best album of 1988, I reckon.
     
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  18. themarkster

    themarkster Forum Resident

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    Stills at 2:39 always makes me laugh.
     
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  19. Sigma6

    Sigma6 Forum Resident

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    Thank you for posting.
     
  20. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

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    Just a fun comment on celebrity and corruption
    How do you feel about the rest of the album? I actively dislike about a 3rd of the album, but this isn't one of those tracks.
     
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  21. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

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    I find the production to be pretty organic as the 80s went. I guess if you hate the synth flute lick, I could see hating the arrangement.
     
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  22. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    So bad it's good!

    I like the album too.
     
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  23. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Nice.

    A very different arrangement (he said, stating the bleedin' obvious! :)) but still enjoyable.

    Still prefer the original though, having lived with the original for thirty years or so. Familiarity breeds content. :)
     
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  24. chrisblower

    chrisblower Forum Resident

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    I quite enjoyed it. This is much worse. I'm not sure if this is official or not tho.

     
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  25. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Well, at least the song is good. :)
     

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