Remembering the Ultra-Weird Music Video Directed by Bill Paxton

Game over, man. It’s game over.

Bill Paxton–Aliens, Titanic, Big Love, Apollo 13, A Simple Plan, Twister, etc. etc.–died Sunday from complications following heart surgery. He was just 61. Weirdly, he was apparently nervous heading into the procedure.

We’ll let others recount Bill’s movie and TV career, but I will point to the most famous (only?) music video he directed. Let’s go back to 1980 for the Barnes & Barnes classic, “Fish Heads.”

Seriously. He directed it. And he appears in the clip, too.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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