A Kindergarden Lesson In 80s Goofiness
How come I never saw this video growing up in the 80s??? Maybe it's just too obscure, too European and not quite commercial enough? But I love it. I wouldn't say it's trashy. Trashy is about being shocking or at least attention-grabbing. But other than the horrible fashion choices, there's nothing that's shocking, just entertaining. There's something about the confidence of this video which makes up for the goofiness. You gotta love the face that kid makes at the end of the vid... well, then again, you don't have to. And... is the guy singing (terribly, btw) the same one from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure???
The song is SO 80s it's like it fell out of a time capsule or something. Like fresh out of MTV's hot video oven. Except I don't think they showed it on MTV, maybe they thought it belonged on Sesame Street? Just like the video, the song has this confidence in what it is- it really delves in 80s-ness with no shame. Here is a remix by DJ Spyder, and another which is remixed with Madonna's "Get Into The Groove". By the way, the band actually has 3 E's in its name. Not like anyone cares.