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Beatnik The Clean, Music Video – 1982

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Making the video for 'Beatnik'

It was a terribly enjoyable afternoon in a scungy coffee bar in Christchurch. We gathered all the mates of the band — most of whom ended up in later Flying Nun bands. I remember Jay Clarkson, Paul Kean and David Telford (an actor always a stranger to underplaying! ... and it needed all the hamming it up he could give).

One of my favourite shots was the alleged 'poet' going "Ow! Ow!!" in the background. Very funny. Incidentally, virtually the same crew was involved in the rather different Victoria clip (for the Exponents track), which we shot a couple of weeks before.

- Simon Morris to James Coleman, May 2009