'80s lost and found: Joe & the Variable Speed Band's 'Eugene'
In our search for all things pure and good, we’ve all spent time on Youtube scouring for our favorites videos from the ‘80s, but once in a while you stumble across videos seldom aired on MTV. This week we will shine a light on a few videos that perhaps you missed back in the '80s in a new installment we're going to call '80s Lost and Found.
Written by guest blogger Kevin Wuench, '80s Lost and Found will span the globe and pick five music videos a week and give you your daily dose of 80’s goodness. With so many videos to choose from, Kevin had to make them meet three criteria: 1) the song and artist must be obscure 2) the song has to be a good earworm that gets stuck in your head 3) the video has to have some degree of bizarreness or humor to it.
Kevin says: "Your Monday dose is Joe & the Variable Speed Band and a song called Eugene. Released in 1981, this New York group, led by Joe Randa, combines rock and disco music with humor to create an 80’s masterpiece. I love the Kiss connection with the pinball machine and the involvement of Ace Frehly, who co-produced and plays synth- drums on the record. As much as I enjoy this video, please do not use it as a guide on how to pick up woman in a bar."