Flopcast 166: V66 – The Beat of Chickentown

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It’s been 100 weeks since Flopcast episode 66, which was dedicated to V66 (Boston’s own UHF music video channel back in the mid-80s). So for episode 166, we’re doing it again, just in time to celebrate the DVD release of Life on the V, a documentary all about V66! This week, we recall our favorite music video stars from 30 years ago, including The Cars, The Bangles, A-ha, and Weird Al (who once appeared on V66 with a rubber pig). We recall Hurricane Gloria, which tore through New England in the fall of 1985, was covered on V66, and inspired young Kornflake to dream of being a 6-year-old meteorologist for a music video channel. We recall the shockingly goofy music video produced by V66 for the New England Patriots’ 1986 Superbowl appearance. (Seriously, you MUST see this thing. It’s just awful, and we love it.) And we recall the day the music (or at least the ‘Til Tuesday music videos) died, when V66 suddenly turned into a stupid home shopping channel. But wait, there’s more! We’re also joined by Life on the V director Eric Green for an exclusive Flopcast interview! Also: Embrace Your Geekness Day is this week, and the facts of life are all about us.

Episode 166 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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