No special reason, just came across the song once more last weekend. If I wanted to compile a soundtrack to the eighties, this one would be in, both for musical and emotional reasons. The huge hit single from their third and best album Dare defines what post-punk was all about: an extravagant use of synthesizers, and an infectious fascination with fashion in themes and appearances, set against beautiful yet danceable melodies. Decades later, this songs still sounds as fresh as on the day of its release. The theme of the lyrics is not that original (unanswered love), but its execution, with female band member Joanne Catheral taking a large part of the vocals in line with the story line, is great. Art Rock score: 9/10 (awesome song, one of the 1000 best of all time).
About me: Dutchman, married to a beautiful and highly talented artist from Shanghai. Although my education (PhD chemistry) is very much associated with the left side of the brain, I like to use my right side for my hobbies: music, art, photography.
About this blog: I started this blog in August 2006, just wanting to share what I considered interesting pieces of visual art and music. I suffered from blogging blues for most of 2008, but making a fresh start in October of that year has done wonders for my inspiration. In case you did not notice, most posts end with a small symbol... just click that for the relevant link. All pictures in my blog are hosted on blogger - if some do not show up (the red cross syndrome) it is a blogger hiccup. Right click and selecting "show picture" should do the trick.
About the reconstruction:
End March 2017 I converted thousands of posts to draft, in order to sort out potential copyright issues. Many of these will be restored in the course of the year.
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