Monday, March 21, 2016

My Music Monday

The theme is 'madness'. But like I said before - anger? insanity?

Erik wasn't super-duper clear. So I'm going with 'very enthused', as in Belinda Carlisle and her first solo single, "Mad About You".

I'd say she wasted no time releasing the song in 1986, shortly after the Go-Go's disbanded a year earlier. But if rumours are to be believed, the song was slated  - or at least considered - for the never recorded follow-up to the group's Talk Show.

Those tales might be true, as former bandmates, Jane Wiedlen and Charlotte Caffey, sing backing vocals on the track. Caffey even makes an appearance in the video (as does Duran Duran guitarist, Andy Taylor).

Inarguably - yes, I sad it - Carlisle never looked better than she did in the accompanying video. I suppose when you have a good stylist, lighting director and videographer, it covers up all the cocaine, alcohol and chain smoking effects. And it was all way before her hideous plastic surgery Priscilla Presley make-over.  (I mean, I'm guessing if bet a kerjillion dollars, she'd never be able to move a muscle in her face in that image.)

Still, she looks good, the video was shot well and the song is pure pop. And Belinda hadn't delved into full-on distracting vibrato that would become most of the rest of her solo career.


3 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

I remembering having a gay boy crush on Belinda ... but only post GoGo's Belinda.

Fearsome Beard said...

Always liked this tune.

Erik Rubright said...

That reminded me of this cover: https://youtu.be/-eCMl8FG-5s

Yes, I may have watched this show as a kid. And yes, that's Martika and Fergie.