If this Art of Noise video feels familiar, it's because of its director
I wonder what were the most popular Halloween costumes in the '80s? Since I was already too old for the ritual candy grab by time the '80s rolled around, I am sure it was Star Wars, Smurfs and your classic Marvel comic book characters with an occasional Alf sighting. Perhaps some of the favorites were shown in the odd video of Beat Box by The Art of Noise?
This is the third video we have featured by The Art of Noise on Lost and Found and with good reason. Besides their quirky dance sound, their videos were always adventuresome including Beat Box, directed by a newcomer to music videos, Anton Corjbin. After becoming known as a photographer, Corjbin found great success making arty black and white videos for bands like Depeche Mode (Enjoy The Silence) and U2 (One). Corjbin's video for Beat Box in 1984 features an odd juxtaposition between normal big city street scenes and Halloween masks and outfits. Using unusual beats like a car's ignition, Beat Box was The Art of Noise's first single to hit the U.S. Pop Single Chart peaking at No. 101, however it was a No. 1 chart topper on the U.S. Dance Charts and was a Top 10 hit on the Black Singles chart.