This music video makes me feel like I am dreaming. Same for you?

‘Violet span of welded flesh’ –
In 1983, The Fall made a video for the song ‘Wings’, the b-side to their single ‘Kicker Conspiracy’. In the bar, the band relax with a few pints. Mark in the back room, in some kind of ‘alcove’ (it looks like someone just wallpapered over a doorway) relates ‘his’ time travel experience while Brix laughs at length at something off-camera. Seeing as it was a non-album track and a b-side, there was no reason to make this video, which just adds to the weirdness. There are heads on the walls. To say nothing of the talk of wings. There are feathers in a vase… And is that an aerial shot of the pub, in a picture on the pub wall?

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Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos and presently with the forthcoming “voodoo project”.


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