Friday, March 10, 2006

Caught On Tape: New Order - "True Faith"

As Ted and I were discussing this week's installment of Caught On Tape, we both agreed that the 1987 music video for New Order's "True Faith" is still one of our favorite videos of all time. Not only is the single among the best work that the band has produced since their start in the early 80's, but the video is almost a perfect compliment to the song. The wacky costuming and choreography leads the viewer through a sci-fi Sesame Street of sorts, with surreal individuals fighting and dancing in unison. While it is easy to form your own connective meanings between the song and video, there is still enough abstraction going on that it is just as rewarding to sit back and enjoy the humorous sequences taking place.

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