Toto - Hold the Line
VH1 Classic never disappoints, man, I'll tell you what. If camera-in-camera shots of guys in leisure suits playing double-necked guitars with rainbox straps is what you're after, you won't be going home empty-handed if you watch for more than fifteen minutes.
This soundstage lip-synch effort is full of bright-color stage lights, closeups of hands playing guitars, closeups of hands playing pianos and primitive color-wash visual effects. And a very sexy moustache on the lead singer - you'll strain yor eyes trying to alternately stare at the 'stache and the medallion under the unbuttoned shirt on his hairy chest.
A horrible video, to be sure, but I must confess a guilty fondness for this 1978 Toto classic. Last spring I proudly sang it with three piano bar entertainers while walking the downtown streets of St. Louis on our way to an afternoon game at Busch Stadium, and I'm sure I'll sing it on the way to some sporting event in the future.
NOTE: This review written March 8, 2005.