It was the direct model for the successful US TV series The Monkees — , which similarly consisted of film segments that were created to accompany various Monkees songs. In need of material for the show, Webb approached Seven newsroom staffer Russell Mulcahy and asked him to shoot film footage to accompany popular songs for which there were no purpose-made clips e. If they had a hit song, they didn't want to play it under comic barnyard footage. Examples of this new way of creating and presenting a music video include Vincent Moon 's work with The Take-Away Shows; In the Van sessions, a similar platform;  and the Dutch VPRO 3VOOR12 , which puts out music videos recorded in elevators and other small, guerrilla filmmaking type locations in a similar tradition called Behind. Jagger's girlfriend Marianne Faithfull appears in the trial scenes and presents the "judge" Richards with what may be the infamous fur rug that had featured so prominently in the press reports of the drug bust at Richards' house in early It also predates what the Beatles did with promotional films of their singles " Rain " and " Paperback Writer ", both released in In , Madonna's music video for the song " Justify My Love " was banned by MTV due to its depiction of sadomasochism , homosexuality , cross-dressing , and group sex which generated a media firestorm. It also includes location footage with Bowie and Cyrinda Foxe a MainMan employee and a friend of David and Angie Bowie shot in San Francisco outside the famous Mars Hotel , with Fox posing provocatively in the street while Bowie lounges against the wall, smoking. Early music clips[ edit ] In his autobiography, Tony Bennett claims to have created " Several of Michael Jackson 's videos show the unmistakable influence of the dance sequences in classic Hollywood musicals, including the landmark " Thriller " and the Martin Scorsese -directed " Bad ", which was influenced by the stylised dance "fights" in the film version of West Side Story. Controversy surrounding Madonna's marketing of her sexuality began with the video for " Lucky Star ", and amplified over time due to clips such as " Like a Virgin ". Similar to audio album , a video album is a longform release containing multiple music videos on a disc. Sam Lovullo, the producer of the television series Hee Haw , said his show presented "what were, in reality, the first musical videos,"  while JMI Records made the same claim with Don Williams ' song "The Shelter of Your Eyes. It shows Bowie and band miming to the record intercut with footage of Bowie's dancers The Astronettes dancing on stage and behind a back-lit screen. Examples include the music videos for David Bowie's " China Girl " and " Let's Dance " which both explored race issues.