During the music video heyday of MTV, there have been some truly awesome rock videos. Featuring wailing guitars, ridiculous content, and some truly great cinematography; these are the cream of the crop. This is J-Bird’s Top Five Favorite Rock Music Video list:
5.) GUNS N’ ROSES – NOVEMBER RAIN
Definitely a contender for Most Epic Video Ever. In true Axl Rose fashion, everything about this is completely over-the-top. It’s got and extravagant desert wedding, Axl channeling his inner Elton John, and Slash playing guitar on top of a grand piano. Iconic, to say the least.
4.) PANTERA – 5 MINUTES ALONE
Less about content, more about cinematography. I’ll never get tired of close up, slow motion shots of floppy guitar strings.
3.) VAN HALEN – HOT FOR TEACHER
Everything about the video screams “AWESOME”. Teachers stripping during school! Eddie Van Halen playing one of his best guitar solos and some of the best band choreography I’ve ever seen for white alcoholic rock stars do.
2.) DOKEEN – DREAM WARRIORS
George Lynch crawling under the floor, through the walls, and then busting through the wall like the Kool-Aid man to rip a guitar solo? OH YEAH!
1.) GREEN JELLO – THREE LITTLE PIGS
Speaks for itself.
There you have it if nothing else, this proves that MTV was actually cool at one time.