Tuesday's lost and found: The video for Jeff Lynne's 'Video'
Anyone who has followed SIT80's over the years knows Steve Spears and his undying love for Phillip Oakey's Together in Electric Dreams, but can we get any love for another song off the Electric Dreams soundtrack with Jeff Lynne's Video!.
Despite Jeff Lynne's exhaustive work as with ELO, The Traveling Wilburys and as an A-List producer, Video! was the only solo single released by Lynne in the ‘80s. The single reached No. 85 on the singles charts in 1984. The chorus for Video! was borrowed from an extra ELO slow song called Beatles Forever that was cut from ELO's 1983 album Secret Messages.
The movie Electric Dreams was given two thumbs up by Siskel & Ebert but didn't make much of a dent at the box office. The plot of Electric Dreams involves a personal computer and his owner vying for the affections of a beautiful woman.