I just read about the recent passing of the fine actor/director Bill Paxton. In honor of him I thought it might be nice to show you one of the more obscure but by all means unique films in his canon.
In 1978 the underground music duo Barnes & Barnes recorded a strange little ditty called “Fish Heads”. Bill Paxton, a friend of theirs, produced a quirky little low budget music video based on their song. It aired on Saturday Night Live on Dec. 6, 1980, admittedly a very low point in the programs history. The video was also occasionally shown on the upstart Mtv network while the “Fish Heads” single was frequently played on the Dr. Demento radio program.