Friday, March 5, 2010
Most people don't even remember the Concrete Blonde song "Jonestown", let alone the fact that there was a music video made for it. And let's face it: as Concrete Blonde singles go, this one was probably the least compelling. Taken from the 1993 album "Mexican Moon", the song was issued as a single on limited edition 10" vinyl and marketed to college radio most likely in an attempt to get some hipster cred back after the Top 40 success of 1990's "Joey". Not surprisingly, the single tanked at radio, with the video, a creepy and well-crafted piece of work directed by Thomas Mignone that has singer Johnette Napolitano going full-on Skeletor in it, probably meriting one appearance on MTV's 120 Minutes before being filed away in that big warehouse of never to be seen again video clips MTV has leased somewhere in New Jersey or Encino. Spoooky.