Thursday Throwback: Dire Straits – Money For Nothing


This was the first video EVER to use computer-animated human characters, and was considering to be ground breaking at its time of release way back in 1984. Quite odd, considering Mark Knopfler was known to dislike music videos as he thought it destroyed the creative essence of the music and musicians.

The visual was created by Ian Pearson and Gavin Blair, using a Bosch FGS-4000 CGI system and a Quantel Paintbox system, and won the Video Of The Year award at the MTV awards in 1986.

The track also received some heavy controversy due to its crude lyrics, and just last year, Canadian radio had banned the original version of the song. But the ban was lifted just a couple weeks.

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