‘Digging In The Dirt’ by Peter Gabriel
The last of this month's recommendations. An old one, that I used to watch back when I was glued to MTV as a kid. Oliver, one of the creators of Eulogise This recently reminded me about it, and how when I heard it I went away and tried to record my own version of it, so I could figure out how it was produced. Not much of the music I listened to then has stood the test of time. (I was never a fan of 'Sledgehammer', for example.) And this video is a bit stylistically dated, I think. But what I love about it is that it's a complete package: a video that really fits the production, that really fits the music, that really fits the lyrics. That really fits the emotion. It's not a song that tells a literal story, but you can watch the video only once and get a pixel-sharp sense of what is going on. Current Favourite Aspect: I can't separate any particular part, actually. Again, I like the way it feels like a complete package.