Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This kiss you give, it's never ever gonna fade away


232. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - "Enola Gay" (Dindisc, 1980)

Once in a while, a pretty little pop song about something absolutely horrible is what I'm right in the mood for. The dissonance between the way the synth and vocal melodies could scarcely be more lighthearted and the fact that it's about a terrible massacre is enough to make me at least slightly uncomfortable even when I'm enjoying it, especially when I start enjoying it for the melody so much that I momentarily forget the topic, and them am snapped back into reality by the lyric. It's a most wonderful piece of pop provocation, I think, and OMD bobbing along to it on Top of the Pops (below) is great.

2 comments:

alheim said...

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Maciej said...

fuuuck