80s, Music, Television
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Fish Heads – Barnes and Barnes

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They don’t play baseball and don’t wear sweaters, but “Fish Heads” by Barnes and Barnes is named one the top 100 music videos of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

“The song is about fish heads and all the things they can (or, more often, cannot) do, such as playing baseball, wearing sweaters, dancing, playing drums, or being seen drinking cappuccino in Italian restaurants with Oriental women. It is accompanied by a high-pitched chorus, achieved by speeding up the tape, which repeats the original’s chorus.”

Do you recognize the actor is music video? Nope. Neither did I. But it’s a very young Bill Paxton, who also directed the video. The video first aired on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on December 8, 1980.

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