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Old 10-03-2018, 10:57 PM   #1
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A few weeks ago I had found the location where the opening scene for Today was filmed http://forums.netphoria.org/showthread.php?p=4462631 and that was fun, so I started looking for the locations where 1979 was shot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aeETEoNfOg .

It's known that the convenience store is located in the San Fernando Valley at this address 20001 Roscoe Blvd. Winnetka, CA 91306", https://www.google.com/maps/place/20...tka,+CA+91306/ but what's not as well known is that the majority of the video was shot in the Valencia area of Santa Clarita, which is about ten miles north of The Valley.

It took me over a week to find the Today opening scene location, but there was a vital clue in the 1979 video that made most of the rest of the video easy to locate, and that this free frame has the house number 27744




, there are only so many houses in the Los Angeles area with that number, it happens to be 27744 Crookshank Dr Santa Clarita, California. I found most of the remaining locations within a mile of that address without too much trouble.



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**The house where the party happened**... 27750 Crookshank Dr Santa Clarita, California

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.4547...7i13312!8i6656




The garage has been replaced since the video was shot, but multiple filming angles confirm that the party was in the house across from 27744.


This house is in fact across the street from the angry neighbor D'arcy's house... 27744 Crookshank Dr Santa Clarita, California
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.4546...7i13312!8i6656

The Smashing Pumpkins played a "house party" in Studio City in early 2018, and it was claimed that they played at the same house where the 1979 video was filmed.. but it appears to me that this isn't true. It looks like all of the indoor shows happened at this address in Santa Clarita.



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**The Pool / Toilet Paper House...** 27074 Littlefield Dr Santa Clarita, California
https://www.google.com/maps/place/27...4d-118.5459415

It turns out the house that had t.p. thrown over a Willow tree is the same house that has the pool which the kids swam in and threw lawn chairs into. The house has been updated somewhat since the 90's, such as a new garage door, but it's definitely the house. The party house has a new garage door also... I would never have guessed that garage doors have to be replaced so often.

The TP house






A funny thing is that in this still image you can see some crew and random people standing off to the side who probably aren't supposed to be there




Aerial shot






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**Valencia High School** ... 27859 Dickason Dr Santa Clarita, California
Several shots appear to filmed around the high school.

Car driving
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.4391...7i13312!8i6656
This street has been heavily redone since the video was shot, but various landmarks make the match a certainty. If you freeze frame it it even says 'slow school' on the roadway




"Fuck you comfy suburban life" ... 24295 Cabrillo St Santa Clarita, California
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.4441...7i13312!8i6656
This location currently has houses, and in the video it's just a dirt hill, but public records confirm the houses there were built in the early 2000's. Based on triangulation of the mountains in the background, this dirt hill is somewhere above, and possibly off to the side of, the high school's play field.






There is a tire rolling scene at the beginning of the video


, and it's difficult to know where exactly it was filmed, but I suspect it was filmed in the high school's play field, considering it looks a lot like a play field, and two other shots were filmed around that same location.




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**Driving in the valley...** 18529 Roscoe Blvd Los Angeles, California
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.2207...7i16384!8i8192

This is a part where the kids were driving around at random, and most of them I can't find due to a lack of distinct visible landmarks but in one scene I saw 76 station in the reflection on the door of the car, and it turns out that the 76 station is about a mile east of the convenience store on Roscoe Blvd.



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There are a couple locations I haven't found yet, but they look findable. I suspect they're in the valley, probably near Roscoe Boulevard.

at 0:47 in the video

at 1:18 in the video

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Old 10-04-2018, 12:00 PM   #2
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Drone bomb locations confirmed; take the shot

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:01 PM   #3
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In all seriousness, this seems fanatical but also very cool — thanks, I think, for tracking all these down

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:15 PM   #4
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TOPELYRIBD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:33 PM   #5
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Monumentsblock are you unemployed?
Who gives a fuck about where they shot the video, you nerd.
Get a life or a girl/boyfriend.

Maybe you find out billy's favourite toilet paper brand or chamberlin's favourite porn star.
Get a life boy, please

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:56 PM   #6
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It's more creative than ranting every day about your once favorite band...

Comparison, part 1:




 
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This is unsettling

I feel unsettled

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:10 PM   #8
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Awesome job, MonumentsRocks!

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:29 PM   #9
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This is unsettling

I feel unsettled
That's the best part! You feel something!

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Old 10-04-2018, 01:36 PM   #10
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Drone bomb locations confirmed; take the shot
I wonder if someone were to teepee that tree again, how many people in the area would get the association.

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 01:39 PM   #11
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Monumentsblock are you unemployed?
Who gives a fuck about where they shot the video, you nerd.
Get a life or a girl/boyfriend.

Maybe you find out billy's favourite toilet paper brand or chamberlin's favourite porn star.
Get a life boy, please
I like behind the scenes stuff. I just sort of see this as an extension of that. There's a so so behind the scene video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ_dkvPUWhg . The director says the video is supposed to be like a documentary of teens doing teen things, but that whole trashing the convenience store bit, I dunno man, I don't think that was all their idea.

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:58 PM   #12
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I've thought about it a bit, what makes this weird and the Today location-finding cool, and it's the fact that it's all residential rather than commercial

People live here, dude; you're posting pictures of people's houses

 
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I've thought about it a bit, what makes this weird and the Today location-finding cool, and it's the fact that it's all residential rather than commercial

People live here, dude; you're posting pictures of people's houses
There's nothing illegal about that. I'm sorry if it bothers you. The band chose to use real houses in their music video, so it's a matter of history.

Lots of currently occupied houses have interesting pasts. I wouldn't condone anyone bothering anyone at those addresses, but for all we know they might even be amused at the thought that their house was once used in a famous music video. They could add that trivia to their listing when they go to sell their house, and maybe even make a little more money on the sale.

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Old 10-04-2018, 05:28 PM   #14
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The Smashing Pumpkins played a "house party" in Studio City in early 2018, and it was claimed that they played at the same house where the 1979 video was filmed.. but it appears to me that this isn't true. It looks like all of the indoor shows happened at this address in Santa Clarita.
great job, first of all. excellent and interesting work.

on the note above, it's possible the statement about being in the same house is true, because the 1979 video was shot twice. apparently d'arcy lost the original tape or something like that, so perhaps the original location was the studio city location.

who knows, doesn't really matter.

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:32 PM   #15
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true.


what does matter, however, is that you put me on ignore.

 
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:46 PM   #16
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great job, first of all. excellent and interesting work.

on the note above, it's possible the statement about being in the same house is true, because the 1979 video was shot twice. apparently d'arcy lost the original tape or something like that, so perhaps the original location was the studio city location.

who knows, doesn't really matter.
The Studio City house is a gated mansion on sizeable grounds. I don't think it would have fit the bland suburbia aesthetic they were going for. I think the Studio City house was selected because it was large enough to host a promotional show. It would have been cool if they did a legit house party like in the video, but that tiny living room would probably only hold fifteen people or so, which doesn't make for real good promotion.

 
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ask him when he's going to take me off ignore

 
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great job, first of all. excellent and interesting work.

on the note above, it's possible the statement about being in the same house is true, because the 1979 video was shot twice. apparently d'arcy lost the original tape or something like that, so perhaps the original location was the studio city location.

who knows, doesn't really matter.
Where did you get the story that D'arcy lost the tape?
Why she should have taken it and not someone from the film production team doesn't make sense to me.

 
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I was sure this was Monte until "Based on triangulation of the mountains in the background". Monte would have fucked that up somehow.

 
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Yeah, I thought the same about it being Fuzzy.

 
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Where did you get the story that D'arcy lost the tape?
Why she should have taken it and not someone from the film production team doesn't make sense to me.
me either. can't recall where i heard that, but it was something like she left it on top of a car and drove off type of thing.

maybe i'm getting that mixed up with mashed potatoes...

either way, the 1979 video was filmed twice. that much i'm sure of.

 
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"Upon finishing the video shoot, the band flew to New York to perform. However, all tapes of the footage were accidentally left sitting on top of a car, and were lost as the driver departed. The group later flew back to re-shoot the party scene."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_(song)#Music_video

so, not d'arcy. my bad

 
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Maybe you can find out iha's favourite toilet in l.a or strawtitts favourite buttplug too? What about searching mendels kindergarten?
You should try to get a glass of mendels titmilk. Maybe you could make some strawberrytit milkshake out of it and sell it to some sad machine nerd.

Get a real life you nerd

 
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"Upon finishing the video shoot, the band flew to New York to perform. However, all tapes of the footage were accidentally left sitting on top of a car, and were lost as the driver departed. The group later flew back to re-shoot the party scene."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_(song)#Music_video

so, not d'arcy. my bad
This is the story I knew.
Where did they lose the tapes?

We should start an expedition...

 
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Maybe you can find out iha's favourite toilet in l.a or strawtitts favourite buttplug too? What about searching mendels kindergarten?
You should try to get a glass of mendels titmilk. Maybe you could make some strawberrytit milkshake out of it and sell it to some sad machine nerd.

Get a real life you nerd
You're trying too hard man

 
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Here are a couple more locations, different videos...

Where Billy rides the crane in the Perfect video https://youtu.be/VKYY8DxVZHE?t=41

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Br...4d-118.1624206


The neighborhood where the Rocket video was filmed https://youtu.be/Th-AqMvvBzE?t=39 , the "Santiago Estates"

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.3170.../data=!3m1!1e3

 
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Here are a couple more locations, different videos...

Where Billy rides the crane in the Perfect video https://youtu.be/VKYY8DxVZHE?t=41

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Br...4d-118.1624206


The neighborhood where the Rocket video was filmed https://youtu.be/Th-AqMvvBzE?t=39 , the "Santiago Estates"

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.3170.../data=!3m1!1e3
These are all impressive, I have no idea how you found the rocket neighborhood. Do you do any other google earth prowling of note?

 
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These are all impressive, I have no idea how you found the rocket neighborhood. Do you do any other google earth prowling of note?
For a few years I've been finding the location where various (usually unfortuante) things happen in videos that make their way to YouTube (or more likely LiveLeak) using whatever clues are available. It's a fun challenge to walk through the videos frame by frame and see if there is any clue that suggests the location. I've become better at it the more I've done it, that's for sure. If there's a news article, that's fair game, but if the news article gives the exact address, there's no fun in finding where the location. Looking around an area long enough almost feels a bit like having visited there.

With these music videos I thought it would be cool to take selfies in these locations some day, whenever I make it to California.

I should have found the Perfect crane location a lot quicker, because I forgot that there was an outtake video, which reveals that it was filmed in a parts yard for crane equipment, and one of the stills says "BRAGG" on the side, you can't really read the word clearly, but if you search for "cranes" in L.A. and look at the search results, and then see "BRAGG", it comes together.

The Rocket video was directed by the same people that did 1979 so I figured they have an affinity for the valley area, so I started there. The neighborhood had to be on the side of a mountain, there's a wider shot at 0:49 that is easy to make out from above https://youtu.be/Th-AqMvvBzE?t=49 , an arterial that runs alongside a closed in neighborhood on the side of a hill, probably in the valley.

At 2:10 in the Rocket video https://youtu.be/Th-AqMvvBzE?t=130 , around the time they show the kids in a junk yard, a kid is carrying something on a skateboard, I bet that's findable, but it would probably take a lot of searching.

 
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Ive updated the OP with img tags

 
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but in one scene I saw 76 station in the reflection on the door of the car, and it turns out that the 76 station is about a mile east of the convenience store on Roscoe Blvd.
This is some next level shit lol

 
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