“Toaster Head” by Bryan Ady and the 88s (1985) is a song about a man who grows a toaster on his head
In 1985, Bryan Ady and the 88s released the song “Toaster Head” which tells the story of a man who builds a nuclear toaster. He is faced with quite the dilemma when his head becomes fuaws with the little science experiment. After undergoing this mutation, he can’t remove the toaster from his noggin. At least Toaster Head isn’t completely out of luck — at the end of the video he can be seen working in the kitchen of a restaurant, helping to make toast for people.
From the YouTube description:
Portland, Oregon’s Bryan Ady & the 88s (formerly known as the Pulse Czars) once landed their video for “Toaster Head” on TV. It features a man growing a toaster out of his head. What did you expect it to feature? I don’t see anything about the band or this song online, but here ’tis, in case anyone out there can provide more info —
BetaGems are culled from an archive of over 1000 beta video tapes recorded from 1983 into the 1990s. Most feature live music performances broadcast on television in San Diego CA, though there are also rarely seen commercials, comedy clips, old TV news segments, made-for-TV movies and documentaries, religious programming, variety shows, talk show interviews, and other material that doesn’t seem to be anywhere else on Youtube or online. Most of the tapes were recorded on a Sony SL-HFT7 Super Beta Theater Hi-Fi Stereo – the same model was refurbished and is being used for these digital transfers and uploads.
In rare occasions where a BetaGems clip does appear elsewhere, we’re only uploading if our own beta master is better quality or contains material not seen previously. Much footage comes from public television and public access broadcasts that the taper, who worked for a local cable TV production company in the 1980s, monitored nightly for several years. Some of the programming is strictly regional, mostly from the San Diego area.
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November 4, 2021 at 06:21AM