It’s, by far, the worst video on MTV, but the track is amazing.
Who doesn’t love Tron? Of course, I would say Journey’s “Separate Ways” is probably more associated with that scene in Tron Legacy where young Sam Flynn turns the power on at his dad’s old arcade, accelerating the whole place to life with the pounding cadence of Neal Schon and Steve Smith’s famous riff. Of course, the track served as the opening theme of Disney California Adventure Park’s “ElecTRONica” night parties as well. This cut from 1983’s Frontiers still conjures images of cage-dancing programs, neon martinis, and 25-cent arcade games as well as warm summer nights on empty freeways with the top down and the stereo blaring.
What on earth was the director of this video thinking? A keyboard awkwardly placed on a corrugated wall? Let’s just splice in footage from old video games and the Tron movies….