Eyeof wrote:To this day I believe had they allowed the use of footage from Rocky III in the "Eye of the Tiger" video, mixed with band shots, it would have done wonders for boosting the bands image and visibility....A. the video would have played more (it hardly did), as people could not get enough of that movie. B. So many more people would have seen and associated the band with the song.
I think that was a major, major mistake by FS. Instead they filmed a video in front of a trash bag and a circulating fan!
I see your point, but not sure I agree. If there's one thing people DO know about Survivor, it's "Eye Of The Tiger," regardless of whether the video got enough airplay or not. Even without Rocky III footage in the video, Survivor is largely known as "that band that did the Rocky movie soundtrack." And, as much as that was a blessing for them, I also wonder if it was a curse. I wonder if they became TOO closely associated with that, to the point where many people didn't see them as a "real" band, and just saw them as a band that had a soundtrack hit, making them feel more like a novelty act.
Obviously, they had other hit songs, too, but the constant marketing of Survivor with the tiger imagery (on their site and on several Greatest Hits compilations) seems like it could be a mistake. It might be better to somehow showcase that they are actually MORE than just the "rocky" band.