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videos | glittering prize

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Unknown


genre
Studio performance/Storyline


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Miss Anti-Midas, so called because all the gold she touches turns to flesh, visits the local museum. By weird coincidence, itís exhibiting its gold collection and the dozy security guard can barely stay awake. Perhaps he was enthralled by the exhibits; which consisted of Jim as an Egyptian mummy, Mick in his underpants and a trio of face masks. All painted gold.

So she steals the face masks, drives them home, and presumably uses Jim, Charlie and Mick as her personal slaves whilst she lives a life of luxury.

I guess this was the idea pitched to the band. And, for some inexplicable reason, they went for it.

Even the shots of the band performing were amusing: Drumming was provided by a disembodied arm at the front of the scene; despite a deck chair being on set, no-one could stand, so they had to perform either crouching or sitting; and everything was covered in gold bacofoil as far as the eye could see.

The girl from the Love Song and Promised You A Miracle videos reappeared to play Miss Anti-Midas; and Derek and Mike were conspicuous by their absence (I assume they either saw the script and decided to spend the day in the bar or the plot of the video couldnít be stretched to include all five members).

Gloriously mad.

(Towards the end of the video, Miss Anti-Midas relaxed and read a gold magazine. The title of the page looks like Simple Minds but appears to be Simple Pleasures.)




availability
Seen The Lights - A Visual History Promo DVD Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) DVD-Audio


the kids said:
"Charlie got off lightly didn't he?"


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Derek on drums?

Overexposed?

Jim on a beach?

Mick on xylophone?

Jim in the sand?

It's really all too much.

Love takes a plane?