THE LOST BOYS MUSIC VIDEO ANNIVERSARY

The Lost Boys on location in Spring, TX to shoot the music video, "Edge of Danger."

It’s hard to believe how time flies… It was 10 years ago this month that Houston’s Ultimate 80s Dance Band- The Lost Boys- were booked for quite a gig: helping to save lives on Texas roads and highways.

The band was picked by the Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT) to write and record a new theme song for a campaign to encourage Texans everywhere to “Buckle Up” on Texas roadways.

Andrew Richardson, Keyboards & Vocals

Andrew Richardson, Keyboards & Vocals

Lead Singer Renee Edd

Lead Singer Renee Edd

The band then set out to come up with a song that would fit the campaign’s theme and goals. Keyboardist Andrew Richardson and guitarist Michael Lee co-wrote the tune, “Edge of Danger,” with an eclectic Latin pop influence. The track was recorded at Backstage Music Studio in Cypress, TX. Singer Renee Edd, having worked with MTV on past projects, was featured as the principal character in the accompanying music video for the campaign.

The band in the studio at Backstage Music in Cypress, TX.

The band in the studio at Backstage Music in Cypress, TX.

Dallas media producer Jay Johnson produced the music video for TX DOT. After finding what was deemed the “perfect location” for the concept, the band, producer, director, and a huge technical crew descended upon an auto salvage yard in Spring, TX. The crew-call for the band was at 1am!

The Lost Boys on location in Spring, TX to shoot the music video, "Edge of Danger."

The Lost Boys on location in Spring, TX to shoot the music video, “Edge of Danger.”

The music video director blocks overhead shots with the band.

The music video director blocks overhead shots with the band.

The music video crew plot different camera angles with the band.

The music video crew plot different camera angles with the band.

After several hours of filming into the wee hours of the morning, the shoot was finally completed. (We were just glad it was all done in a junkyard instead of a graveyard!) In addition to a successful run airing on television throughout the Lone Star state, the entire campaign became a staple in certain defensive driving courses held around the state. In the end, The Lost Boys secured a whole new captive audience….albeit an audience of would-be criminals trying to get out of traffic tickets!

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Like we learn in the video, time flies…especially when we don’t buckle up. Good thing more and more Texans have learned they “better buckle up” thanks to The Lost Boys…for 10 years and counting!

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3 comments to THE LOST BOYS MUSIC VIDEO ANNIVERSARY

  • Renee  says:

    Lol that was quite a day for a music video in a trash dump!

  • Johanna  says:

    Are They Still Using it? I only took defensive driving once. Can’t say I recall it. Good job!

    • lostboysband  says:

      It’s hard to say which classes are still using it, but as you probably recall from those classes- ANY video is always welcome in those kinds of classes! lol Since the music video was part of a 30-minute special for TX DOT, it’s probably still out there in some classes around the state.

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