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Sometimes I think this is the quintessential '80s song.
Doesn't capture the mood, but certainly captures the attitude.
Especially since he was battling suicidal depression at this time.
The 80s was just the 50s with breakdancing.
This is one of those satirical songs that can hide in plain sight because the music forces people to misunderstand the lyrics.
Born in the USA is probably the ultimate example.
He also do the one for Sledgehammer?
That reminds me, I keep meaning to buy Peter Gabriel CD's and then I get distracted by some other shiny thing.
Pick up Pride by Robert Palmer (not the remaster if you can avoid it) while you're at it.
I appreciate Peter Gabriel more the older I get. Mercy Street is a hell of a good song.
That was my favorite track from "So."
It's hard to top the opening lines.
"Looking down on empty streets, all she can see"
"Are the dreams made solid"
"The dreams made real"
"All of the buildings, all of the cars"
"Were once just a dream in somebody's head"
Where does the Bickford connection come from? I'd never heard of it and I can't find any evidence of it. The video was directed by Stephen R. Johnson - was Bickford on the crew? Or just an inspiration?
The stop-motion was even by David Daniels too, that's his strata-cut animation stuff there.
yeah I got it wrong, but that strata-cut stuff IS fucking amazing
Yeah, it's pretty excellent.
5-starring to try to bring up the average.
My wee child self adored this video and Sledgehammer in the 80s.