Music Videos: Fingers – `Video Games’ (1982)

 

New Jersey band Fingers released one EP (AXO Records, 1982), and this is the title track. I listened to the whole album on Spotify and enjoyed it—straight ahead power pop with some catchy melodies. The message here is pretty obvious: video games have changed the nature of youth and young love. Or have they? Separated at first by our hero’s addiction to the games, boy and girl are reunited in the end—when girl succumbs to the allure of the arcade and their respective games are over (and all the quarters are gone).

“You knew that I was different from the start. You look inside and see Space Invaders in my heart. It’s never been the same since video… It’s never been the same since video…  It’s never been the same since video games.”

I can make out Pleiades and Armor Attack cabinets in the arcade.

Fingers 1982

1 Response to “Music Videos: Fingers – `Video Games’ (1982)”



  1. 1 The Piranhas – ‘Space Invaders’ (1979) | 2 Warps to Neptune Trackback on January 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

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