This was the first ever video on MTV that showed Surfing. I shot this with a Super 8mm GAF movie Camera. My then girlfriend Cory helped me every step of the way. We shot in Hawaii and Cape Ann. It's really grainy looking and real low budget. Still, the Surfing is real. It's me at Pupekea on the North Shore of Oahu.
I sing and play guitar. I wrote this song "Maria" about one of my old bandmates from another band VINNY who fell in love with this girl in Latin American in 1983, when our band toured throughout Latin America.
The woman in the video playing the part of Maria was Miss Philippines in the early 80's. I forget her name. She had a boyfriend who was 6'5" and a Black Belt in Karate who wanted to kill me every time I had to get close to her. Even though it was my girlfriend Cory who was shooting all those scenes. I was like "Dude it's all make believe. Lighten up."
The bass player Rich, actually lives here on the Seacoast, and I still see him. The other two, Eric and Greg have gone their separate ways. The tape was produced by the CARS drummer David Robinson, who also produced my album.
It's hokey, it's the 80's, but it's all 100% original.
Hope you like this blast from the past.