Pet Benatar: Shadows of the Night (1982)

I am a little shocked that I do not recall seeing this video before stumbling across it in late February; I attribute that to a lack of fondness for Ms. Benatar’s music in my youth.  Features said artist and band as pilots/saboteurs in a highly improbable but nonetheless entertaining covert infiltration into Nazi-occupied Europe.  Also look for then-unknowns Judge Reinhold (as a fellow saboteur) and Bill Paxton (as a Wehrmacht aide-de-camp). The aircraft with USAF markings are AT-6 Texan / Harvard trainers, widely used in Allied forces throughout the Second World War.

I have come to the conclusion that music videos reached their creative and fun-loving apogee sometime in the Eighties.  Later videos have had better music and better production values, but rarely so much goofy élan.

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