Friday, October 10, 2008
It was the late 1980s, and the public could certainly not be accused of buying substance over style. Enter Dino, king of the pre-Gerardo bicep-curling mullets. You wanted to hate him, but he was armed with a catchy track, "I Like It."
The video is a fairly sharp, Paula Abdul / Samantha Fox / Michael Damian / Milli Vanilli-esque production. It was the waning days of the 1980s, right before the Kid n' Play, TLC and Kris Kross era.
Here is a live version of the song. Though it sounds suspiciously like a remixed version of the studio track, it is worth it just to see the choreographed Carlton-style background dancing. Don't blame Dino. It was 1989.
I don't know why the audience was primarily full of dudes, though.
For another sample of Dino, circa 1989, here is the song "Summer Girls", from the same album, "24/7".