Before Dire Straits demanded their MTV in the groundbreaking music video for "Money Ain't For Nothing", music videos relied more on practical effects and fancy camera work than digital imaging. Still, that's no excuse for the so-called "effects" in this Accept's video. A word of warning: don't watch this video if you are in an intoxicated state. Then again, if you're drunk while reading this, you might want to reevaluate how you spend your Monday afternoons.
The opening shot gives us a nice panoramic view of guitarist Wolf Hoffman, since up to this point the world had been speculating what the man's backside really looked like. This is actually a pretty neat effect...the first time. Apparently the band REALLY liked spinning the camera all willy-nilly since they decide to do it EVERY 5 SECONDS! Remember what I said last week about Firewind's effects being distracting? At least their video didn't make me feel nauseous at any point.
Of course, one cannot ignore the modern art masterpiece that is singer Udo Dirkschneider, who looks like a cross between Tyrion Lannister and Gollum. As if the video wasn't already a major eyesore, we are forced to stare at the ugliest man in metal next to Otep Shamaya. And as we all know, with great ugliness comes great responsibility to make one's voice sound as unattractive as their face, as exemplified by Lemmy. Udo succeeds in both looking and sounding like a troll, guaranteeing him fewer groupies than the bassist of any Black Metal band.