Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday morning tunes: "I dream at night, I can only see your face" (plus a bonus)

It's been a good long while since I've listened to this, the ultimate stalker's anthem (even longer since I've seen the original video). Frequently covered, never equaled.

Like more than one Police track, this one goes right up to the edge of creepy and stops. (After all, it's just those three polite, blond young men.) The late, lamented Spy Magazine once tallied up the cost of the (pre-GPS and pre-World Wide Web) technology required to monitor, detect, or record "every move you make," "every breath you take," "every smile you fake," etc.

(Bonus: David Byrne has made available "Please Don't," a track off his Here Lies Love collaboration with Fatboy Slim. Go here.)

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