A Redundant Disco Break!


And not a moment too soon!


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  1. Ironically, I just wonder how much environmental damage all that sweaty Lycra has caused.

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    1. Perhaps that's what this song is really about!

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  2. after watching this, i don't
    know what anything is about.

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  3. 1. Hot Gossip ... does that mean the Kate Bush-resembling dancer at 1:22 is actually Sarah Brightman?

    2. I hadn't realized Lene Lovich wrote the lyrics to this when I saw her in concert in 1985-6 and she did a rendition of this song. It was a grand WTF moment in my '80s concert going.

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    1. 1. Seems likely!

      2. That would've been mind-blowing indeed! I didn't find out she'd written it until about a decade ago, thanks to the internet!

      Watching this video not only reminded me of the Supernature album by Goldfrapp, it also showed where they obviously got a lot of their visual inspiration!

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  4. OMG did David Mamet direct this? I swear that's the same beach they filmed Bowie's Ashes to Ashes! And the same weird film process! And there's a Goldfrapp clip?

    Obviously this video was the start of everything! And Lena Lovich on top of it!

    And yes I am aware my head is about to completely explode! But I have stuff for that.

    BrianB

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    1. It also reminds me of the beginning of Eurhythmics video for "Here Comes the Rain Again" -- and again, the same funky visual effect!

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    2. It is a David Mallet (not Mamet, he didn't have any leotards in Glengarry Glen Ross) production - the producer of the Kenny Everett Video Show [read my blog about that!], one of the most influential of all British music shows of the 80s. Everyone who was anyone was a guest on it! It was, I believe, during Mr Bowie's guest appearance - when he recorded a new version of Space Oddity specifically for Kenny's show - that the two men first met, and the Ashes to Ashes video was born.

      Hot Gossip (with or without Ms Brightman, who by the end of the show's run was already Mrs Lloyd-Webber) were Kenny Everett's "house band" - Supernature was the show's theme music...

      Now my head has exploded.

      Jx

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    3. Thanks, Jon, I knew I could count on you for the lowdown!

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