This seriously cool clip from the early ’80s of the addictive Liquid Liquid song “Cavern” embodies the dangerous atmosphere of NYC’s yesteryear as water color figures by Michael Sporn make their way through an urban hell as best as they can. While this cut helped spawn the Melle Mel hit, “White Lines,” this video brings to mind another song altogether, as we witness drawn-out New Yorkers you shouldn’t push because they’re close to the edge.
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Liquid Liquid – "Cavern" Music Video (1983).
Animated urban decay by Michael Sporn. Watercolors by Pam Williams.
(Props to freestylemusicvideos for the upload)
Grandmaster Melle Mel — "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" Unofficial Music Video (1983).
NYU Film student Spike Lee directs Laurence Fishburne in a way too grainy but striking clip for “White Lines,” which is based on the Liquid Liquid’s “Cavern” and that the Sugar Hill Records house band flipped lovely.
(Props to youngturk3389 for the upload)