Thursday, May 29, 2014
Music on My Mind
Kidd Video, "Video to Radio". You can blame Enbrethiliel for the trip to a cartoon show from three decades ago.
Kidd Video was a surprisingly good cartoon, full of the endless pop culture weirdness of the MTV era. In the first episode, the band has to rescue the people of Neon City, whose lives have been sped up by the Master Blaster to force them to attend a concert put on by the Copycats; to do this they have to rock down to Electric Avenue (as the music video in a book tells them) to fix the clock there. At the same time, since the Copycats can only sing stolen music, they have to free Lionel Richie from the bubble in which Master Blaster has trapped him. That is not even remotely the most surreal episode.
The reason the album cover is in Hebrew, incidentally, is that Kidd Video became a huge sensation and marketing craze in Israel, enough to merit the one and only Kidd Video album release.