Watch: Skinemax
    • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2011

    • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

    Behold, from the treasure caverns of the internet, we give you Skinemax, a 70 minute VJ odyssey exploring images from our collective entertainment conscious of the '80s and '90s. It's like Battle Seizure Robots with pop culture as the main character, a trippy look at the films you lazily watched on TV as a kid set to hyped-up music and cut with severe ADD. In short, it's definitely going to wake you up.

    The video has a pretty energetic and rambunctious soundscape as well, utilizing tracks from a bunch of bands, including Com Truise, to name the only band I've ever heard of. More thoughts:

    A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Skinemax takes a close look at the culture of that era. The images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time.

    As a child of this specific era, I can safely say that this video mines some seriously buried imagery, including one of my earliest remembered portmanteaus, "skinemax," referring to the softcore skin flicks they show after hours on Cinemax (for the uninitiated). If you were born in the '80s, prepare to relive your childhood, Clockwork Orange style.

    Skinemax from Smash TV on Vimeo.

    Thanks Smash TV. The tracklist, for those interested:

    Com Truise - Norkuy
    Depakote - Tummler
    Martial Canterel - For Us
    Fulgeance - Glamoure
    Daedelus - Penny Loafers
    Teebs - Why Like This
    Laurel Halo - Embassy
    Games - Strawberry Skies
    d'Eon - Transparency
    FOE - A Handsome Stranger Called Death (Com Truise Remix)
    Games - Shadows In Bloom
    White Car - No Better
    Gatekeeper - Forgotten
    The Hasbeens - You And Me
    Ford & Lopatin - Emergency Room
    Rainbow Arabia - Mechanical
    oOoOO - Burnout Eyess
    VHS Head - Motions
    Outer Limits Recordings - Plastik Child

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