It’s amazing what you can find on Youtube. Here’s something I stumbled across this week – the epic videoclip to Icehouse’s 1983 hit Street Cafe, from the album Primitive Man (better known for Aussie-Aussie-Aussie-oi-oi-oi anthem Great Southern Land).
The video was directed by Russell Mulcahy, who also directed the first and second Highlander movies (and appeared as a “Shield Control technician” in Highlander 2). He’s better known for directing music videos, though; Mulcahy was responsible for everything from We Didn’t Start the Fire, to the original clip for Pour Some Sugar on Me, to a whole lot of Duran Duran.
Frontman Iva Davies made some unfortunate decisions later in his career, sporting an enormous mullet four years later in the video for smash hit Electric Blue. Angus MacGyver reportedly sued for copyright infringement.