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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pop Conspiracy: The Killers' 'Spaceman' Video Vs. Erasure's 'Heavenly Action'

Thanks to XO London for pointing out that The Killers' video for second Day & Age single "Spaceman" has landed online.

Of course, D'luv took one look at Brandon Flowers' dainty space drag and was instantly reminded of Andy Bell's own scarlet and black solar garb in Erasure's 1985 clip for "Heavenly Action."

Boys, boys! There are enough fancy, airtight codpieces for everyone! Watch Brandon 'n' Andy swish on stardust below.

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10 Comments:

  • At 11:53 PM, Blogger Jump! said…

    I don't want to be cynical but I believe this is probably the nail in the Killers' US coffin.

     
  • At 10:16 AM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    I just listened to Human the whole way through for the first time and it's pretty good. Heh.

     
  • At 1:18 PM, Anonymous shanaynay lachild said…

    those videos are da same but even wit da fruity lil dog brandy's version more gay.

     
  • At 2:25 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    ah but both are strangely brillo are they not. Maybe erasure will write a song on the next saturdays album :P

     
  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger Poster Girl said…

    Great song--I'm really thinking I underrated it in my year end ranking.

    I had more to say but I think for my sake I better leave it there.

     
  • At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Johnny Gruber said…

    When I see a post like this, I rejoice. Musicheads need blogs and post like this. Good job. "Spaceman" is a well crafted song. Creative video too.

     
  • At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good song, but the video seems directly "inspired" by the video for Queen's "Its A Hard Life". IIRC Brandon Flowers has said that he is a Freddie Mercury/Queen fan.

     
  • At 2:13 PM, Blogger Andrew von Rothberg said…

    "Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery" quipped Oscar Wilde, and I believe it is self evident from these newest works that this remains so. I am happy that someone in contemporary days has taken the best inspiration of those Erasure and Morrissey days and adapted them to his voice and art: it is for this reason that I have to kindly disagree with the nail in the coffin comment posted previously. Their American following may simply be comprised of people who love the music because it is alternative by definition: Pop, counter-Pop. If an artist's intent is to be "gotten", I think I "get" the point of these songs. I remain a convinced admirer.

     
  • At 7:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The killers keep the true spirit of pop rock music with real talent alive today.Brandon is paying respects to his influences, as he so often does. Brandon and the boys are my favourite band, and they have been in it for the music since day one. I love the KILLERS!!!! seeing them live in five days!!!!!

     
  • At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well, I do not actually imagine it is likely to have effect.
    superb 4 | check 2 | do not forget check nice 3 | look 1 | this 9 check 9 | check 6

     

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