'Time Stands Still' - 1987
"My daughter saw this video for the first time because they featured some of it in [Beyond the Lighted Stage]. She just thought it was hilarious that we were flying through the air. It's such a strange video. This guy was the hot new director at the time, Zbigniew Rybczyński. He layers these things live. We basically hung around this studio for 24 hours, shot after shot. He builds it in-camera. You shoot all these things separately and then he glues them all together. It was just a bizarre day. Aimee Mann was hanging out with us all day and all night. She was such a good sport about the whole thing.
"This is my hair at its worst. It's a bad 'do. I don't even think we ever really nailed music videos. The funny thing is just watching this giant drum kit flying through the air. It's one thing to see humans. They have a form. But here's this whole drum kit floating through space. Who says we don't have a sense of humor?
"I love Aimee's voice in this song. It's just perfect. It was a very sweet of her to lend herself to it. You can tell these parts towards the end were shot later at night because my beard has grown out. We were there so long!"