Picks and Pans Review: Singular Videos

updated 04/10/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/10/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>STUPID KIDS

The group, Christmas, and the song are forgettable, but the video is an all-time kick. Over the only image—the trio performing the tune—scrolls a "first draft" scenario for the video that sends up the genre's manifold excesses. At one point the script (written by guitarist Michael Cudahy) reads: "The ceiling of the auditorium unfolds like peeling paint, and God's hand descends, placing a 30-ft. tall bust of Voltaire formed by thousands of trained slugs on the stage." Say, Madonna, ever thought of trying that one?

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