Here are three clips that are not always highlighted by Eighties retrospectives, save for maybe After the Fire's poppin' cover of Falco's new wave jam, "Der Kommissar." Following that song is the obscure Boys Don't Cry with their nutty one-hit goof-around, "I Wanna Be a Cowboy." This song is silly as all hell, but it has an undeniable groove and look, there's Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead as one of the bad guys in the video! Win-win, in my book.
Finally is the Divinyls with their modest hit, "Pleasure and Pain." I prefer this song to their breakout "Touch Myself" since it has an all-around dirtier hum than the latter cut. Whereas Chrissy Amphlett was more blatant lyrically in "Touch Myself" amidst a near-innocuous soundtrack from the band, "Pleasure and Pain" writhes with a sex hump from all stations. The late Amphlett's an aphrodisiac from head-to-toe in this video, and the song's her motoring vibrator. This is the sound of the Eighties I'm probably most fond of outside of punk, alternative and heavy metal.
After the Fire - "Der Kommissar"
Boys Don't Cry - "I Wanna Be a Cowboy"
Divinyls - "Pleasure and Pain"