Picks and Pans Review: Singular Videos

updated 04/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT


An anticrack cautionary tale, this deliberate video, directed by Paris Barclay, features Oran "Juice" Jones rap-singing a requiem for a dead friend while clips show the friend—a woman who is attractive and cool enough to give the message some weight—degenerating into a raging wreck. An actress who calls herself Enjoy plays the addict.


No chains, no leather, no Frederick's of Hollywood reject outfits: Cher just stands and sings the evocative Andy Hill-Pete Sinfield song about the vulnerability of love. Projected in the background are film clips of emotion-arousing events of the last 30 years—including wars, assassinations, demonstrations and Cher's very' public private life.

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