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Monday, 08 April 2024

BILLY SQUIRE, ROCK ME TONITE

In an era where music videos can transcend the very fabric of reality, Billy Squier's "Rock Me Tonite" stands as a beacon of hope for future generations looking to harness the unparalleled power of dad dance moves and the flamboyance of aerobics chic. With every pirouette and masterfully awkward sway, Squier reminds us that in the '80s, the closer your dance resembled a distress signal to nearby ships, the more prodigious your rock status. The pièce de résistance? A wardrobe seemingly stolen from a blindfolded costume designer during an electrical outage at a spandex factory. One simply cannot look away from the dizzying array of pastel explosions and wardrobe malfunctions waiting to happen – a sartorial spectacle that raises the bar for cheesy clothing enthusiasts across timelines. Indubitably, "Rock Me Tonite" is not just a video; it's a dance, a dream, a dizzying skirmish against the mundane – a heroic declaration that yes, you too can rock ‘n’ roll all night, provided you have the audacity to wear clothes that scream louder than your guitar.  That said, Billy Squire is truly one of my all time favorite guitarists and I will give him a mulligan on this 1984 video monstrosity.

- Matthew Belter

Written by  Matthew Belter
Last modified on Monday, 08 April 2024
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