Saturday, February 28, 2015

Video Of The Week: Information Society

As a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, I thought I'd feature a song that samples three Star Trek episodes for the voices of Nimoy, DeForest Kelly and William Shatner - Information Society's What's Going On (Pure Energy).

It's 1980s pop, shock-full of bright colours and electronic drums and creepy haircuts and pseudo-British accents and ridiculousness. Fun? Maybe. Good? Not quite.

Over time, InSoc - as fans refer to them - turned to industrial, and I'll admit I'm a tad curious to hear what that act sounds like without the over-brightness... but not enough to look into it tonight. Plus, they went back to brightly-coloured pop in the last decade, reuniting for some reason after a TV show failed to have them do it.

Oh, and in case you didn't think it was 80's enough, David Copperfield uses it in his act (yes, that's where the movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone got the inspiration for Steve Carrell's character's cheesy theme song by Steve Miller Band), and plays in the movie American Psycho.

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