Site of the Day: MTV Music (and: What are your favorite music videos?)

Mtvmlogo_lRemember when MTV actually aired music videos? Way back in the late ’50s, if I recall correctly. Well, those clips seem to have found a new home on I’m not sure if every video that MTV ever aired can be found here — but it sure seems that way. Okay, I couldn’t find The Art of Noise’s hilariously disturbing "Close (to the Edit)" — and I was unable to get the Replacement’s minimalist masterpiece "Bastards of Young" to properly load. But they did have Aphex Twin’s "Come to Daddy" (below) — a twistedly brilliant clip perhaps best viewed on your home computer, with the lights out and your speakers rattling at maximum volume. Update: It seems that this clip has problems loading, too. Let’s try Radiohead’s "Just." Okay, so I’ve shared some of my favorite videos — now let’s hear some of yours (and add links if you can find them on this site).

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  • Ceballos

    You know what’d be REALLY crazy?
    If they showed some of these videos on TV instead of exclusively on the Internet. Wrap your mind around that one!

  • eyesopenedwide

    thank you thank you thank you
    I just visited and got to watch the wonderful Justified and Ancient
    by KLF featuring Tammy Wynette!

  • Martha

    Ceballos, you have blown my mind. What a concept. Until then, there’s this video of one of my favorite songs ever:

  • Winona

    Thank you – my day is officially GONE. :-D
    Favorite relatively recent video – Better than Ezra, “Juicy”:
    Favorite old-school video –
    Dead Milkmen, “Punk Rock Girl”:

  • Gina

    Ceballos – focusing on music on ‘Music Television’? You’re stretching…

  • Vicky

    They have the old pop-up videos from VH1 on here! Here’s Jewel “Who Will Save Your Soul”

  • JMC

    The quality sucks. It’s actually worse than youtube, especially since youtube supports the higher resolutions now. Seriously, with services like vimeo, what do they expect to happen?

  • CineRam

    Well, they only have one Billy Idol vid (not the one I wanted) and not nearly enough Chemical Brothers, but their selection of Bjork clips is quite plentiful. Here’s my favorite, which was probably only ever aired one time.

  • Margaret

    The array of random ’80s and early ’90s clips is impressive, including one of my all-time favorite videos (and karaoke tunes), “Freedom” by George Michael.

    However, I must express my disappointment at the lack of Beastie Boys videos. No “Sabotage” (Best. Video. Ever.)? No “Hey Ladies”? No “So What’cha Want”? Pathetic.

  • Luis PJ

    @ Ceballos I still laugh that tv shows are suffering in the ratings and the only thing that get people to come back to television is apprently Music Videos

  • Alex

    So effectively you’re telling me that this site is called “Music Television Music”? Wow, groundbreaking. A real step up from that YouTube nonsense.
    Ok, enough of the sarcasm. I think this site is a sad reflection on MTV and the way its programming represents pretty much all that is wrong with the world.

  • Jakeem
  • Sean

    I will always remember the Barnes and Barnes FishHeads video with Bill Paxton that my older sister forced me to watch. Still one crazy and disturbing video.

  • Greg

    If this website gets popular, it will gradually be replaced with nothing but clips from The Real World, Making The Band & The Hills.

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