While curating the artwork for “Old Habits Die Hard” photographer Amorette Muzingo not only found a mountain of old images dating as far back as 1986, but also found the original treatment for the “Hollywood” video with management and label production notes.
Video concept by Jean Pellerin
An early bird provides a melodious soundtrack for a sorry sight. Crammed in the back of an old Chevy station wagon (covered with metallic flames, supported by extra wide rubber), two sleeping couples sweat among flies in the blazing morning sun.
Tire screeches coming from another vintage junk-mobile, turning a corner at unsafe speeds, awaken a tattooed clad band-member laying above a barely dressed female body. Dangerously accelerating towards the stable relic, the hot rod from hell, carrying the other Junkers (Dave, Chris and Pat) rams the back of the station wagon, abruptly waking Clay & Brian and their chicks…Let’s go Dudes.
After getting rid of their dates, the sleepy heads jump in their mates’ wheels for a quick ride to the house of sounds, a torn down mansion used as a rehearsal space. Once inside, JUNKYARD proceeds to bring down a house already burned out. The graffiti and the holes in the walls seem to be the only witnesses to a radical version of “Hollywood”.
As the performance evolves, JUNKYARD becomes more in need of room to move.
Walls and doorways begin to crumble under paratrooper boots and steel toed stompers.
Graffitied characters begin to sing back up lyrics.
Neighbors in rage (from the noise) begin to shout obscenities and call the police.
A roaming camera follows a mike wire upstairs to find Dave in a bedroom closet with a six foot blonde.
Grabbing a few buckets of abandoned blue paint, Pat decorates the walls with vignettes of the neighborhood (keyed into the dripping paint).
All hell is breaking loose as the house acquires a more spacious look. (walls are coming down).
This raunchy rock and roll demolition derby ends with a pair of law officers standing in awe, in the doorway, with guns drawn, amazed at the destruction.
“Can we help you officers?”