Friday, 8 August 2014

Reasons why I love YouTube # 58

Because it affords us all the opportunity to watch Love Bug Starski strutting his stuff way through You've Gotta Believe onstage at The Roxy in footage shot for the NYC Hot Tracks TV show. Best known for being the song that's been interpolated by Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch and The Smiths (I thought Morrissey was a racist rockist?), You've Gotta Believe is a 1983 Davy DMX & Larry Smith production which sounds like a token rap song recorded for the Beverly Hills Cop OST by Harold Faltermeyer and the cast from Grange Hill's Just Say No:


Bonus TV beats for the UK famalam, here's Starski doing his biggest hit Amityville (The House on the Hill) on Solid Soul on Channel 4 in 1986 whilst wearing a blue lamé padded-shoulder jacket that looks like it was ganked from Joan Collins' wardrobe department on Dynasty. Like The Show, Amityville didn't get blessed with any visuals even though it was a top 20 hit on both sides of the Atlantic, so this clip is as close as we'll ever get to an official video:



Related old school note: Ettelthun finally interviewed Spoonie Gee!

5 comments:

yeldarb said...

"how soon is now" wtf

Something Awful Snitch said...

Fella looks older in 1983 than he does in 1986.

L.A said...

TOTP performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ismjzY0Ehzw

Si Mane Price said...

Need a new VladTV series where Lord Jamar reviews '80s rapper outfits.

UKHH.com Snitch said...

Ante Up remix was probably bigger here than in America too.

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