Win Nick’s Quarantine Voucher

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So are we all sitting comfortably?

I have a sizzling €25 Golden Discs voucher to give to the reader with the best entry to the question: what is your favourite music video from the 1990s?

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my parole officer.

Lines MUST close at 10.30pm Extended until 2am.

Nick says: Good luck!

Earlier: Alone in My Room

76 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Quarantine Voucher

  1. edrof

    Radiohead’s Just!

    The amount of people talking about it at the time, it’s genuinely spine tingling

  2. Slightly Bemused

    This likely won’t win, but what the hey!. I spent most of the 90s in places without tv, and came home to a huge revolution. So I am going to offer one of those that made and still makes me smile. Anything with a ceili break, and a great nose wiggle gets my vote for fun :-) Nah nah nah ho!

    C’est la vie!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvjLgjtJKsc

  3. bertie blenkinsop

    One of my favourite videos and nothing really happens in it except absolute gorgeousness…

    Morrissey – My Love Life

    https://youtu.be/WiUZYLm3CqA

    Also… hello Mildred :)

    “I know you love one person so
    Why don’t you love two?”

  4. Shayna

    C’est parfait – mais, I have an equally non-winnable entry, maybe it’s because it was ’78 – I was being driven by mom and dad to meet the principal of my new Grammar School during the summer holidays – can’t a kid catch a break? Mom made me wear my best outfit – which was my Confirmation outfit. (Cardinal O’Fiáich did my confirmation in Ardboe, Co. Tyrone – he was up for Pope at one stage, really nice guy). On the car journey to the meeting, on the (Jesus – I do tend to witter on a tad – YES) radio was this – I asked Dad if he could he turn it up – No, was the reply – the song/video was;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ4i3lQM5lg

    1. scottser

      Always reminds me of the theme to only fools an horses
      Trever Francis track suits from a mush in Shepherds Bush..

        1. bisted

          …anyway Shayna…it’s lovely for you to join us during office hours…so can I ask you directly…what’s the skinny on sacred Harte and the FFer?

    2. Liam Deliverance

      Ta, great track, hard to believe its 1978, there are some English lines in there too, “I am the King of the Dee-von (Divan).
      It reached #4 in Ireland. Apparently the producer, Lou Deprijck, is the vocalist and not the lad in the video (Wikipedia).

      1. Liam Deliverance

        Reading the English translation to the lyrics here, it’s like something from the Rubberbandits or something they could cover?

      2. f_lawless

        I saw this video a while back where Deprijck, now living a life of debauchery out in Thailand, tells his story. It’s part of a Dutch series “The Story Behind the Song” – plenty of interesting ones on youtube. He had to fight a court case 30 years later to prove it was him singing on the track.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGrJej7AZOY

  5. millie aka oprah

    Lads, any explanation as to why my two posts are in moderation? WHAT HAVE I DONE NOW? IS IT BECAUSE I’M SHOUTING AGAIN?

  6. Rosette of Sirius

    Was not a big fan of most of his stuff back in the day but one Saturday during the 90s, I was building some flat pack furniture we got from MFI – remember them?! – and this song came on the radio.

    Faith by George Michael.

    A great song, great tune and as it transpired, a great video.

    https://youtu.be/6Cs3Pvmmv0E

    1. bertie blenkinsop

      HA, great minds etc!

      Faith is 80’s though, we danced to it at our Debs ;)

    1. missred

      I had an actual awakening watching that video as a teenager, George Michael was a genius. He turned around the shaming into a glorious song and a seedy, pulsatingly sexy video

  7. IvanL

    it has to be Weezer’s Buddy Holly video …directed by Spike Jonze…Happy Days….Da Fonze…included on the Windows 95 CD-ROM …pure 90’s bliss!

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      Given my disqualification, I vote for this. If there’s a vote! Great song. Amazing album. And what a clever video. First ever ‘deep fake’?!

      In the Garage from the Blue Album pretty much was my teenage years!

    1. Brother Barnabas

      also, like above, directed by spike jonze in a sideways tribute to starsky & hutch and others of that 70s genre

      main thing though is how song and video mesh beautifully, one carrying the other but a constant jar between them, like every perfect relationship

  8. The Becker Suite

    I’m not a rocket scientist or brad Pitt but i must confess I do have a car.

    I’m not using the car due to social distancing, if I win I swear I’ll stay 2 metres from the prize.

  9. Matt Pilates

    How about instead of Nick’s Vouchers we have Vouchers for Heroes and the selected winner means 10 vouchers are sent on their behalf to frontline COVID19 staff every week? I am sure they can use them somewhere…. Seems a lot more helpful ….

  10. Clampers Outside

    ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ by The Orb, 1990 is a very memorable one for me… and what a track to start a decade! :)

    So many late nights, early mornings… I had that album on cd, vinyl and VHS :0)

    https://youtu.be/2Ng9Pf_p7Fw

    1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

      Jesus, I’d forgotten how much I hate the flaming lips…

  11. ouch

    Really enjoyed the Video for In Bloom by Nirvana..great cut scenes of Beatlemania teenage girls with footage of the band hamming it up

    1. :-Joe

      Ye, easily one of the greatest music vid’s.. One of their best and an hilarious classic…
      – Thanks for the reminder.

      :-J

  12. Liam Deliverance

    In the early nineties Guns N Roses were still huge after massive success with Appetite for Destruction and as such there was a big budget available for music videos. “You could be mine” was tied in with Terminator 2 and had 2 good videos made, one where the T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is created at the start of the video and is sent to destroy Guns N Roses at a gig. The other was more like a movie trailer with many scenes from the film, personally I preferred the later. I was then reminded of November Rain which also benefited from a large budget. More power ballad than rock classic it has stood the test of time with the video greatly complimenting the lyrics and the story. Like many a GNR song it’s carried by, and endures because of, sublime guitar playing from Slash.

    Guns ‘N’ Roses -November Rain

    “I know it’s hard to keep an open heart
    When even friends seem out to harm you
    But if you could heal a broken heart
    Wouldn’t time be out to charm you”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-UaAxE

    1. :-Joe

      Ye, thanks for the reminder.. haha.. Any new G N’ R video was practically a worlwide event…

      At that time they were on top of it all and had even long since jumped the shark of their own success but were still hilariously untouchable…
      Practically eating themselves and the industry in that video… haha..

      Went to see them in Slane last time out… still awesome… great laugh.
      -Although my head is still a bit fuzzy from the whole expedition..

      …Great rendition of Chris Cornell (r.i.p)

      :-J

  13. :-Joe

    The 90’s was undoubtably the golden age of the music video and we were spoiled for choice.

    Although it’s arguable that there were better artists, singers, bands, directors, ideas, concepts and music videos before i.e Peter Gabriel, M.A.R.R.S or Spike Jonze etc etc.etc etc…

    Nothing comes anywhere close to the true artistic supernova genius and the closest example of perfect unification of the form by Michel Gondry and Bjork in this classic [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZEWtivQTTg ] & you could easily argue they’ve done even better collaborations before and after….

    As a lifelong fan of cinema, the wonderous psychadelic empathy machine of the human condition that it is… I can remember vividly the first time I experienced listening and watching this video unfold before my eyes as it grabbed my attention, I seized up, frozen in position with utter wonder and amazement…

    Cinema itself had been swallowed up, digested and spat back out in a brand new, concise, byte-sized form… It was a window into the past and at the same time, a future I couldn’t imagine would eventually prove itself to exist…

    I’ve seen too many films than is healthy and for me It’s the only true successor to Citizen Kane… so far anyway…
    – & All done and dusted In a little more than five minutes…

    Still, to this day, it’s an endless wonder and the height of what the music video can be, even beyond all the usual often repeated known concepts of art or genius…

    Watch it and enjoy… then watch it again and afterwards, look up all their other collaborations together, with other artists and their other individual work too.. – If you’ve never seen or heard any of their work before you’re in for a real once in a lifetime treat…

    – Not intending to be presumptious but If I win please donate / hand the cash to the nearest houseless person or charity. Thanks.

    :-J

      1. :-Joe

        It was actually smacking more of a hangover…
        ..but np, nasty Nick!

        Even after getting help remembering who C.Philips was it’s gone mostly over my head.
        – I’m assuming he was seeming/being presumtuous too.. hehe..

        :-J

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