Friday, August 13, 2010

The Friday OT: Simple Minds; Alive and Kicking

Stay until your love is alive and kicking.

Revisited by these ears just a couple of days ago after years gone by, it's great to say that this one has stood the test of time. Yep, the video is cheapo and 80s cheesy (keyboard player stares in camera close-up, bass player thrashes out while at least ten miles from a power supply etc) but the tune? Wowsers. Solid players all round, a group that combines beautifully and Jim Kerr has a standout singing voice. Minute 2:44 onwards my fave bit. Amongst the 80s crud now pushed at us and called nostalgic greats, this one truly stands out. CHOOOOOOOOOOON!

ps: That's the Kaaterskill Falls, USA