16914Re: [thewire] Re: Coil Video
- May 27, 2003michael wrote to wire:
mj> I recall seeing this video circa 1986-87. I do NOT recall Mark Almond
mj> in the video, however, it has been a while and my memory does not
mj> always serve me so well.
Almond *is* in the video, playing the "Angel of Death" -- he walks into
the hospital room wearing a black leather jacket and stands (smiling,
IIRC) at the foot of the bed at the moment of death.
It was banned? Really? I guess it says something that merely hinting
that AIDS patients were human beings was controversial back in those
pre-ACTUP days, but I don't really remember much reaction to it beyond
"wow, great video" ... but then, I lived in San Francisco. It got a fair
bit of play on the USA Network at the time, as part of an often-repeated
Some Bizarre special on "Night Flight" which also featured Einstürzende
Neubauten going at it, complete with demolition equipment, on an
abandoned freeway in a wintry landscape ... can't remember the song
offhand but it was something from _Drawings of O.T._.
Jim Flannery newgrange@...
When you can't give anything, you can also receive nothing.
Through giving, you also receive. You can never stop giving.
When you have nothing more to give, you're dead.
-- Mustafa Tettey Addy
np: V/A, _Il Canto di Malavita - La Musica della Mafia_
nr: Simon Winchester, _The Professor and the Madman_
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