Thursday, December 29, 2011
Singing Apartment Blocks
Thanks to a brief conversation with Ian Bogost about something tangential, I have found out something you knew already, which is that Aardman animation did the videos for Peter Gabriel's “Big Time” and “Sledgehammer.”
There were two factions of undergrads at Oxford in 1986: those who almost only ever listened to The Joshua Tree, and those who almost only ever listened to So. I counted myself in the latter party.
My favorite part of the above video: Gabriel's whitened head slapping the pillow with the most evil smile.
You will enjoy the dancing nonhumans if you have never seen it, which seems unlikely. Further back in my childhood the same guys did this: