I’M IN LOVE I’M IN LOVE I’M IN LOVE WITH A WORKING GIRL

Music video blows. Seen your video, we don’t wanna know. But sometimes…

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The Members released this song in 1982 and it was a minor New Wave hit here. It’s been a mixtape regular for me since. Never did see the video. Now I’ve seen it and I like the song even more.

Effortless raffish charm from the singer. You can immediately tell he’s the kind of guy who makes everyone think “Oh, shit…” whenever he grins, and who shows up and spontaneously causes parties. Goofy overacting. New Wave Girls in 80s Power Suits. HUGE PHONES. The near total inability of anyone to keep a straight face. And in true punk fashion the whole thing dissolves into chaos and hilarity by the last third of the video: people stuffing food into their faces and pushing each other into pools and failing to keep a straight face for any reason whatsoever. I want to visit 1982 so I can party on the set of this video.

I dropped a flash video at http://www.masculinehygiene.com/d/m/workinggirl.html and you can probably find it on youtube also.

7 thoughts on “I’M IN LOVE I’M IN LOVE I’M IN LOVE WITH A WORKING GIRL

  1. Late ’81 (if I remember correctly), at a now-forgotten venue in SF:
    the MOVIE Rock & Roll High School (yes, this was the opener!)
    The Shirts
    The Members
    SVT
    da ‘Mones
    ….good times.

    1. I could have sworn that show was in 1978 or so. My brother went and brought me a Ramones t-shirt and button that I wore to school almost every day.
      and I always did love that Members video even if “Offshore Banking Business” was my favorite song.

      1. …you may be correct about the date, but I seem to place it closer to ’79-’80 now that I think of what car I was driving at the time (’72 Cougar with 1 headlight).

      2. I just asked my brother. he says, because he kept track of such things, that it was 10/29/79 at the Oakland Auditorium. (which is now the Kaiser Convention Center)
        It was a pivotal moment for me because wearing the Ramones shirt in 7th grade cemented my outcast status.

  2. I remember that Video as a kid for two scenes: The 80s pool party and the “tea with the mother” where he is stirring the tea. The tea scene still haunts me.
    Have you seen the video for their song “Radio”?

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