Music Videos B
Badly Drawn Boy - All Possibilities
The man is seen busking outside Waterloo station, with a number of different London buses passing.
Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out?
Briefly features a multicoloured school bus type vehicle.
Free As A Bird Features a glimpse of a Liverpool Corporation Leyland Atlantean/MCW, possibly L835. (thanks Jim Gorman)
Penny Lane Ken Lansdowne confirms Pete Weatherby's sighting of a Liverpool Corporation bus with 'Penny Lane' as the destination.
Dave Karr adds "I drove one of the buses in the film. There were four vehicles used in total and all came from the old Prince Alfred Road Depot (called PAR South Div). All the vehicles used were in service at the time for different routes and asked to change their number and route plate on the front to read Penny Lane 46 or 99. We drove out of Heath Rd into what is known as Penny Lane but in reality is Smithdown Place, and the filming took approx 2 hours in total. The vehicles used were AEC Regent Vs and NOT the London Routemasters used in the models which sell as the Beatles Penny Lane Bus." Also seen is a Leyland Atlantean:
Pat Benatar - Love is a Battlefield
Ken Lansdowne found this: a GM New Look 'Fishbowl' appears at the beginning and end of the video:
Bjork - Big Time Sensuality
The Icelandic songstress performs on the back of a moving truck in New York, against a background of traffic which includes several RTS transit buses and an MCI motorcoach from Academy Tours.
Black Eyed Peas - Where is the Love Los Angeles-set music video has a man running down the street past NABI 40LFW 7742 - when he emerges from behind it, it's New Flyer 5397! Several other glimpses of LA Metro transit buses:
Black Lace - Do the Conga
Much interior and exterior footage of preserved 1955 Leeds City Transport Leyland Titan PD2/11/Roe 207 (UUA207) Also seen in the video is the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. (thanks Chris Hough)
Blink 182 - All the Small Things
A brief shot of a silver American touring coach.
Blondie - Heart of Glass Opening shot shows a New York transit bus at night:
For Tomorrow In the video for this 1992 single, singer Damon Albarn hangs off the platform of a London Transport AEC Routemaster/Park Royal on service 12 while going round Trafalgar Square. Ken Lansdowne notes the Routemaster carries registration OYM374A, which makes it RM9, which carried this registration between 1987 and 1995. A few other buses are seen in the background, including an M-class MCW Metrobus:
Dark blue Bedford YRT/Plaxton coach 492DTT is featured, fitted with seats and tables. Previously registered LAA301N, owned in January 2001 by Translux, Notting Hill (thanks Dave Farrier, Martin Ingle and Stephen Parker, screencap by Daniel Dey)
Brandy - Who Is She 2 U?
Features the interior of Regional Transit Service 5034, an impressive-looking Canadian GM TA60102N articulated coach:
Alicia Bridges - I Love the Nightlife
Includes scenes from the movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
British Sea Power - Remember Me
Shot in London - passing unidentified AEC Routemasters and a
Metroline Dennis Trident/Plaxton President:
Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy
Mark Evans reports: "The video for Bronski Beat's 1984 single, Smalltown Boy, tells the tale of the singer/hero (Jimi Somerville) escaping his oppressive home town in the forlorn hope of seeking a better life in London.
From the windows of the Class 210 DEMU (thanks Geoff Cook) on which he is travelling, the closed AEC factory at Southall can be recognised. At the time, it was used for the storage of withdrawn London Transport DMS-class Fleetlines, which can be seen - albeit as a blur - from the train."