Here’s one more music video tonight, a gem from the early days of music video. It’s a lot of fun. I hadn’t heard this in decades. When I was about 14, the Headpins opened for somebody or another in my town, and a TV commercial selling tickets featured clips from this video. The song was all over radio that year, but the band faded away pretty quickly. Or so I thought. I just Googled the Headpins and discovered three facts:
- Singer Darby Mills (that’s her in the video) was the band’s second singer
- The group was a Chilliwack side project. If you don’t remember Chilliwack, you probably aren’t a Canadian over 35.
- The Headpins are still touring.
I was never a fan, and I never owned a Headpins recording, but the first few moments of this song yanked me right back to small-town Canadian summers in the early 80s, with a BMX bike, Pop Shoppe pop and a Pac-Man game at the pool hall.
Don’t it make you feel?