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Logo description by StephenCezar15

Logo capture by deanstewartrumsey

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1st Logo
(1980s-1992)


Nickname: "The MCA Acid Trip", "The Acid House"

Logo: We see a piano twisting against a photo collage background with a weird person directly behind it. A city skyline pans in front of us, in which it looks like it's made of junk, the guy from the first scene is seen looking around briefly. Then we cut to a monster that's playing a guitar. After that scene, the weird person from the first scene plays on an animated saxophone, which causes it to blow fireworks. After more panning to random objects, a large V draws over what looks like a Christmas Ornament, and "music" comes out of that V. The V zooms in to a camera, we zoom in to the shutter of a camera, and finally the MCA Music Video logo shows up.

FX/SFX: Everything in the logo, mainly done with stop-motion but also with some computer graphics.

Music/Sounds: An '80s pop rock/pop tune.

Availability: Seen on video releases at the time, such as Larry Carlton Live.

Editor's Note: This logo is one of the weirdest logos ever made, given how completely random it is, and how everything in the logo comes out of nowhere. That being said, it's also a very creative and stylish logo as well.

2nd Logo
(1992-199?)

Logo: On a black background is "MCA" (in a different plainer-looking font), which is underlined, and below is "MUSIC VIDEO".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on releases from the time, such as Reba: For My Broken Heart.

3rd Logo
(November 20, 1995; 2000)

Logo: On a white background, we see the MCA logo of the time.

FX/SFX: A mere fade-in and fade-out.

Music/Sounds: A projector whirring.

Availability: This only appears on Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Playback, and is also retained on the 2000 DVD release.

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