This is a bit of an odd one, from 1985.
However, in Scotland, he’s probably best known for his 1985 single Over The Sea, in which he appears wearing his trademark kilt, leather battle armour, warrior’s helmet and wielding his Claymore (there’s an urban legend in Scotland – which The Choob is unfortunately unable to confirm or deny – that Jesse actually dresses like this all the time, to this day).
Actually, it’s probably been at least 20 years since I last saw the video before looking it out for this week’s Video Killed The Radio Star, and had never realised back when I first saw it as a teenager that the location filming was quite so spectacular.
Part of it was filmed in the Highlands of Scotland but much of it was shot in New York city, including some stunning shots where Jesse and his band are performing on top of one of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge supports, with the Twin Towers in the background. He’s also seen dodging cars, running down the middle of Broadway in Times Square.
Not quite so stunning is the dodgy “special” effect of a Claymore flying through the air. Oh dear.
Still, this song holds a special place in the hearts of many Scots, as most of us share Jesse’s fierce pride in our homeland – and, of course, we all wish we could dress the same as him all the time.
But maybe that last bit is just me… anyway, enjoy!