Thursday, January 19, 2012

Land of confusion

The progressive rock band Genesis is one of my all-time favourite music acts - when they went for radio friendly pop/rock in the eighties they lost me, with a few exceptions. Land of confusion from 1986 is their best song from that period. The video is one of the best of all time - starring puppets from the UK sketch show Spitting Image. The cover design for the single also uses Spitting Image puppets - in this case of the band members. Apart from the fun factor, as well as it being a parody of the cover of With the Beatles, it is also an interesting cover from a photography point of view, with excellent use of extreme contrast of light and dark. More about Genesis on the linked wikipedia page.