I would like to assemble a panel of art critics who have never before been exposed to Go West’s ‘King of Wishful Thinking’ video to review this absurd and delightful artifact from 1980s humans. It really deserves far more attention than it’s gotten. I was reminded of it this morning by my friend Johnathan Woodward, who put it this way:
@elisewho The video for "KoWT" is the best. How many music videos have a Pope JPII lookalike *and* hockey *and* an elephant?
— Johnathan Woodward (@jgw225) November 19, 2014
I sent it to friends Claire and Wes, who looped in Friend Mito.
CLAIRE: Oh my god what is this.
MITO: The keyboard guy at 1:01 and 1:43!!! SO GOOD.
MITO: Oh I get it. Are those kitchen sinks being tossed in at the end?
WES: It would make a pretty good musicless music video, I think.
WES: Wait, the Singin’ in the Rain one is better. Have you all seen it?
MITO: I love it. It’s even better than Phish Shreds:
WES: Ahh, I’ve never seen that before. I can’t stop laughing.