We finally managed to digitize Parousia’s 1984 video production based on the song “Keep Running.” This video made it’s rounds on VHS tape for years, so please excuse the degraded quality, but it’s quirky charm shines through.
This video was shot in several locations, some in Buffalo, NY and some in Dallas, TX. Editing and Mastering completed at Warner Brothers access studio in Dallas by Parousia’s good friend Gregg Filippone. Gregg’s brother Randy Filippone recorded all of the live footage of the band performing in Buffalo at the Chamber.
Gerry coordinated the effort and put together the storyboard, and in the spirit of the Who’s “Quadrophenia” and Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains The Same“, each member of Parousia was asked to contribute their own section so that each personality would be represented in the video. The result is entertaining, amusing, comical, thought provoking and at times slightly disturbing. Especially when viewing Robert Lowden’s stop-action sequence, filmed by Gerry on a Super-8 camera in a back room at the Chamber.
It’s hard to believe this is 30 years old.
Here’s a little promo piece for the new revised Parousia incarnation which soon spawned the song “Keep Running” and this video to go along with it. This was a particularly creative and prolific stage for the band.
And here is an outake featuring Buffalo’s own “Ms. Heavy Metal”, Nicole Ashley, posing for her role as the mystical Enchantress in the video.