Music Monday: 19840
I must have recently heard David Bowie’s “1984,” because it’s kind of been stuck in my head for a couple of weeks now. It’s been waiting for it’s turn to appear here. It’s the obvious choice for a song inspired by George Orwell’s book. What I didn’t realize, though, was that Bowie apparently intended to have staged, but never did, a musical based on the book.
OK, no video there, but it is a particularly good sounding live version.
And then there’s Eurythmics. They have an entire album called For the Love of Big Brother, from when they provided the soundtrack for a remake of the film. Their song “Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty-Four)” was released as a single which I remember getting airplay back in … wait for it … 1984!