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Old 12-08-2008, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The early 90s, a good time to be a wrinkly half-naked old man

Ok, this is kind of a weird topic for a thread but humor me.

It started with me seeing the video for Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box". I was watching the old man walking around in the diaper and I started thinking about Metallica's video for "The Unforgiven" which involves a shirtless old man, and which I think only came out about a year and a half before "Heart Shaped Box". Then from deepest corners of my brain, vague memories of other early 90s videos featuring half-naked old men began to take shape and I started to think "what a weird trend for videos to go through". Of course I can't think of any other examples besides the two I mentioned, but I feel like there were more. Does anyone remember any others? Were half-naked old men really a staple of early 90s videos or am I on crack? Maybe it wasn't just videos, maybe it was album art too or something.

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Old 12-08-2008, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's all about sex appeal something those old guys carry.

Wasnt there an old guy in Metallica's Enter Sandman vid?
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wasnt there an old guy in Metallica's Enter Sandman vid?
Holy shit, you're right! And he's shirtless too! I guess Metallica had kind of a fetish for the old men back in the black album era.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well in the 'Band T Shirt' business EVERYONE seems to be using pastel colors...
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Holy **** I think you just discovered something big, here's another half naked old man....

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Old 12-08-2008, 11:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Debaser, my favorite Pixies tune.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ah, another one! And the earliest example so far!
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Nice Sleuthing Janszoon, keep digging.
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Hey I found another bare chested wrinkly in the 90s

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Heh. Man, his vocals are fucking awful in that video.
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