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videos | dancing barefoot

director
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producer
Godman


genre
Studio performance


comments
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.

Job done.

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 Cry sleeve.




availability
Promo video only. Someone forgot to add it to Seen The Lights.


the kids said:
"Who are all these guys?"


collectors' information
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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Charlie, Mark, Jim, Gordon

It's the Cry sleeve. Before it was messed about with

Looks good in colour