Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Mobiles: Drowning in Berlin

This was playing in the buffet at Leicester station as I was on my way to Manchester last week.

"Drowning in Berlin" from early 1982 was The Mobiles' only hit. You can see it as a an exposure of the dark side of the New Romantics or as an expression of dissatisfaction with Thatcher's materialism before it had taken place.

There is a swish video for this song on Youtube, but I think it more impressive that the band created a Cabaret vibe live on the Top of the Pops stage.

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