Music video by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark performing Tesla Girls. (P) 1984 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd
"Tesla Girls" is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released as the third single taken from their 1984 album, Junk Culture.
The single performed poorer than expected mainly due to a lack of media coverage. Controversy surrounded the song's video, which some in the media had slammed as 'sexist'. In fact, the video, which was largely Andy McCluskey's idea, was lampooning the style of American music videos the band was pressured into making by Virgin Records in the hope of breaking into the U.S. market. He believed that American music videos relied heavily on attractive young female models posing and preening in front of the camera.
While no one but the band appeared to get the joke, a furor did develop. It was the last time Virgin Records interfered with the style of videos of the band's singles.