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videos | sweat in bullet

director
Unknown


producer
Mallet Godfrey Mulcahy


studio
Mallet Godfrey Mulcahy


genre
Studio performance


comments
Despite being a simple studio performance (in what could only be described as someone's patio bedecked with roses) Simple Minds one brief for this video was simple: "out cool each other."

So Kenny was stage centre, calmly smashing his one drum in what can only be described as extremely cool and causal, earning extra points for the coolest tie of the 1980s; if you looked up cool in the dictionary it offered "Derek Forbes in the Sweat In Bullet video playing fretless bass and dressed entirely in white"; Charlie was the complete reverse, dressed entirely in black, which was cool; Mick had also gone for the black motif but was playing the keyboards with cool menace; and Jim attempted to outdo the lot of them with cool posturing and a wry interpretation of the lyrics i.e. crouching down when singing "grow more". Well cool.


availability
Seen The Lights - A Visual History Promo DVD Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD


trivia
Jimís right eye was still swollen during the shoot, suggesting it was shot back-to-back with Love Song.

Malcolm Garrett used a frame from the video for the Promised You A Miracle sleeve.


the kids said:
"Cool!"


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Opening shot of the band. Not very cool at this point

Kenny: Cool tie

Derek: Cool playing

Charlie: Cool in black

Mick: So cool they never really got him all in shot

Jim: Cool enough for a single sleeve