When Bill Paxton was a badass biker

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Martini_Ranch_Rush.jpgBefore Bill Paxton became a successful polygamist he was in a band called Martini Ranch. They only ever made one album and two music videos, one of which, “Reach”, was directed by blue fetishist James Cameron and cast Paxton as a biker cowboy rolling into a small town. We actually have no idea what the plot of this is supposed to be, but it involves motorcycles, Paul Reiser, Judge Reinhold and a chick in a very skimpy leather bathing suit pounding some iron. If this is the post apocalyptic future, Glenn Beck better start advertising leather and chains.  >

  • Matt

    Greatest story ever told.

  • sam

    hell bent for leather

  • Vanessa

    Interesting to note: this is Jim Cameron’s first and last music video. An instant classic.

  • Deltablues

    This must have been filmed while they were also filming “Aliens” because several of the people in this vid were in “Aliens”.

  • Epyx

    At 3:51 –

    “Wherever there is injustice, you will find us. Wherever there is suffering, we’ll be there. Wherever liberty is threatened, you will find…
    The Three Amigos!”

    Classic

  • Cameron Baum

    They talked about this when Paxton was on Leno a month back. I’m a fan of both Paxton and Cameron. No-nonsense guys the both of them.

    James Cameron has always impressed me with is background in machining. The guy knows how to work with his hands and knows design.

  • Kidchampion

    Like Deadwood but stupid. The high point of that video is Kathryn Bigelow picking tobacco off her tongue and then climbing into the pickup truck. She stood out because she’s hot.

    • Matt

      That was Kathryn Bigelow?! She’s certainly made improvements to her career since then.

  • Rich

    So – that thing in a leather bikini is a girl?

  • BobG

    Wasn’t this the cut from ‘Wild Hogs’ that ended up on the cutting room floor?

  • Mark

    Love the Howard Dean guest BEYAAAAH at 6:53…

  • http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:DcmIVcLZzOKKpM:http://paul.kedrosky.com/WindowsLiveWriter/BeItResolvedAmericaSucks_F386/CarlSpackler_2.jpg powermatic

    Too it’s credit, it wasn’t quite as bad as ‘Titanic’. But oddly, all this time I thought Hank Williams Jr. sang ‘Canyonero’.

  • http://www.examiner.com/x-8396-Orlando-Burger-Examiner Biminitwst

    Remember WAAAY back before the days of Auto Tune effects when cheesy synthesizers were cool?
    ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-Tune
    Fads come and go.

    Some bikes from that era still rock. So do some guitars.
    Synth pop? not so much.
    Props for Judge Reihnold in cowboy costume, though.

  • http://setthemfree.tumblr.com Sasha Pave

    I’d much rather see this than the obligatory shot of Bill Paxton’s naked ass in each season of Big Love. Chloe Sevigny on the other hand can show hers anytime. She puts the sexy in prairie dresses.