Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Skids - Into The Valley Video



Guitarist Stuart Adamson of course formed Big Country after leaving The Skids and went on to bigger glory than with his previous band but I still think they were great. Vocalist Richard Jobson helped form The Armoury Show with guitarist John McGeoch (Siouxsie & The Banshees, PIL, Magazine & Visage...quite a resume) after the band broke up and is now apparently a broadcaster.

Allmusic guide called this art-punk.

I call it a monster good song.

The Skids-Into The Valley.


Into the Valley
Betrothed and divine
Realisations no virtue
But who can define
Why soldiers go marching
Those masses a line
This disease is catching
From victory to stone

Ahoy! Ahoy! Land, sea and sky
Ahoy! Ahoy! Boy, man and soldier
Ahoy! Ahoy! Deceived and then punctured
Ahoy! Ahoy! Long may they die

Out of concealment
Blank and stark eyed
Why so uncertain
This culture deceives
Prophesised, brainwashed
Tomorrow's demise
All systems failing
The placards unroll

Ahoy! Ahoy! Land, sea and sky
Ahoy! Ahoy! Boy, man and soldier
Ahoy! Ahoy! Deceived and then punctured
Ahoy! Ahoy! Long may they die

Time for the audit
The gathering trial
A collectors dilemma
Repositioned and filed


Update: Here is the Armory Show promo video for Castles In Spain. I don't quite get what those people are doing hanging around, like mindless extras from American Bandstand, dancing in the video but it must have made some sense at the time. I hope. Because it doesn't now.

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