Truly the individual behind Trashfan is a braver soul than I, for I know good and well that I couldn’t wade through the seemingly endless river of crap that was the 80’s video apocalypse.
Let’s take, for instance, Kool & the Gang’s Fresh video. It’s bad enough that Kool (and by extension, his gang) was ill served by the video craze. On vinyl they were funky disco gods, but on screen they were lanky, odd men that seemed like an aging Earth Wind & Fire cover band with money to burn and a sadistic director. Is this video a Cinderella homage, or just the inevitable result of a 6 day coke binge? Hard to say, but dammit the song will stay with you.