Friday, March 18, 2011

The Friday OT: XTC; Generals and Majors

This quality slice of 80s pop chosen to commemorate what's about to happen in Libya.

Song trivia: The promo video was shot at the last minute at the country mansion of Richard Branson and yes, that's Sir Richard himself heavily featured in the video. He later ripped off the band who then went to court and got back the royalty money he was skimming from them. Hey, all's fair in love war and kapitalism, right?

Song non-trivia: For those who think bandpop is always superficial and facile music, check out the musicianship on this track. Nothing easy about this tune, it just sounds like it when you let the finished product wash over you. As RB at 10% would say, "CHOOOOOON!!"