In the Simple Minds world, album release anniversaries are like buses – they all seem to come along at once! Lol
Take yesterday, for example. Not only was it the anniversary of the release of Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call, but it was also the anniversary for the release of Empires And Dance and Black And White 050505 (rather confusingly).
And today is the anniversary of THIS behemoth! The highly revered and lauded, New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84. But seeing as it is only 39 years old today, I am reserving making too much of a fuss of it until next year’s 40th milestone. This year all the fuss deserved to go to Sons/Sister.
It’s been the inspiration for a few art pieces, and the video is a fave. Jim is sssoooo frigging skinny in this video. He’s got his gammy eye and he is that heady mix of fledgling Laird Dash Fandango in his collared shirt and tailored trousers but with that bit of “gangster rough” with it.
Oh, and him doing all those whipping actions with the mic cord….OMG! It used to have me saying stuff like, “WHIP ME, JIM! PLEASE! WHIP ME!” Lol. Oh…the fantasies!
Anyways! It’s a Happy Anniversary to Sweat In Bullet being released as a single a mere 39 years ago today. Enjoy…art and video… (the first is still a fave, even though I did it yonks ago)
Visuals from Glittering Prize for the last one but words from Sweat In Bullet.
I almost forgot my fan anniversary! Six years today. (Well, technically not today. It could be. All I know is it was sometime around mid to late July but because I don’t know the exact date, I highjacked Jim’s birthday.)
35 years old today. Gordon Machray of Simple Minds International Facebook fan page asked us fans – apart from the title track, what was our standout and why?
Well, I was quick in response and then it was too succinct a response not to share here. So…here goes!
“That really is an EVIL question. King Is White for the politics. Hunter And The Hunted for the ambiguous tryst. Colours Fly for the fairytale. Big Sleep for the melancholy. SSIS for the romance. PYAM for the pop. SUTLY for the shine and sky. And Glittering Prize for the dream that goes with the NEW GOLD DREAM.”