Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Currently listening to...

...a fabulous flashback of Flash and the Pan singing the 1979 cult classic "Walking In The Rain." Grace Jones covered this song to great effect two years later.

Since the concept of "music videos" had barely been hatched at the time, there is no footage for this song. But I found a fan video...

I adore the post-modern sensibility at work not only in the music but also in the amazing lyrics.

"Walking down the street
Kicking cans
Looking at the billboard
Also ran
Summing up the people
Checking out the race
Doing what I'm doing
Feeling out of place

Walking, walking in the rain

Feeling like a woman
Looking like a man
Sounding like a no-no
Make it when I can
Whistling in the darkness
Shining in the light
Coming to conclusion
Right is might is tight

Walking, walking in the rain

Come in all you jesters
Enter all you fools
Sit down no-no
Ogre, ghouls
Trip the light fantastic
Dance the swivel hips
Coming to conclusion
Button up your lips

Walking, walking in the rain
Walking, walking in the rain"

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