Again, the brief was very simple: Get the band together on a small black stage, dress them in simple contrasting colours,
saturate the set with white light and shoot it on high ISO film.
And make it black and white for that extra arty effect.
And add a few shots of a girl driving a car around. At night.
It was a simple video, and with the benefit of retrospect, it looks like a rehearsal for the
Home video (sans girl, plus colour).
However, it's an important video, and it's a pity it was omitted from Seen The Lights
as it's the only video featuring Mark Kerr (on drums) and
Gordon Goudie (on guitar). This was the line-up of
Simple Minds who recorded
Neon Lights and some of
Cry; so it's good to have a record of them on video.
A promo photograph taken at the shoot became the central image of the
Promo video only. Someone forgot to add it to Seen The Lights.
the kids said:
"Who are all these guys?"
Eagle made some cheap-and-cheerful VHS copies. Now very hard to find, they just have a
crudely printed spine sticker.
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