Friday, March 12, 2010

Rock Steady



The Whispers 1987 hit "Rock Steady" is one of those catchy songs you'll randomly hear on the radio but have no clue who the artist is because you don't yet have an Iphone.  It's your quintessential 80's R&B song, but it was a lot better before I actually saw the music video.

I never imagined the song was sung by a bunch of middle-aged guys with creepy facial hair that appear to be the only black guys that can't dance.  Look at them, they dance like a father embarrassing his children at a high school dance.


Then there's the facial hair.  At first glance, I thought a group of sexual predators got together to form a musical group as a ploy to lure victims to them.

 I especially wouldn't trust that guy with the full face beard that looks like Kimbo Slice or Baron Davis.  He seems to like "rock steadying" a little too much.

Baron Davis knows how to
rock steady

Finally, the video makes no sense.  I don't even know what's going on.  It seems like they're performing in some club or on an outdoor stage where all these people show up to dance.  No way they would get into that club that's suppose to be that cool so that crowd is probably just them hallucinating.

By far the best part of the whole video is the Miami Vice looking white dude with the afro and sunglasses dancing in the crowd at 3:37.

The moral of the story is that "Rock Steady" is still a good song, but it's much better heard than seen so let's all forget this video ever happened.  Okay, or at the very least convince ourselves that the Miami Vice looking dude sings this song. 

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