Over the course of browsing my reblogger archives at Eyebeam this morning I noticed that all the MTV station ID’s I had posted have been removed from youtube. I had originally listed them because the ID’s were part of a commission project soliciting artists to come up with new promotional videos, many of which were quite good. People don’t talk much about the old days of MTV any more, but their programming in the early eighties was actually quite relevant to video artists. Often having trouble finding enough videos to play, bands they would never air today found opportunities. Devo, an art rock/new wave band of the eighties probably marks the best example of this, and as such, I have provided three pieces, all put together in a similar vein from the album, Oh No! It’s Devo.
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