If the basis of the Love Song video looked like it was suggested by a five year old,
then the Promised You A Miracle video treated the band like a group of surly toddlers: assorted band
members were allowed to help themselves to instruments in the music box, whilst
Jim was sent outside to play in the sand pit.
I'm sure the director had great ideas and probably envisioned the band in a tropical location whilst Jim
contented himself with a blonde lovely on a sun drenched beach. However, when Virgin's budget didn't quite
touch that of Duran Duran's, all and sundry had to make to with a dodgy film stage in suburban rainy Britain.
However, if there was ever an idea behind the video, then it was completely lost by the time the
shoot was completed. Part performance (with
Derek on drums,
Charlie on an clarinet and
Mick making great
use of the xylophone) and part story (with one of the girls from
the Love Song video taking a plane to
a tropical destination somewhere), it was shot against blue screen
and, erm, left mostly blue screen.
And Jim stripped to the waist
and writhed on a pile of sand. For some reason.
Honestly, I'm at a complete loss.
the kids said:
"Hang on. In the song she takes a train, so why's she taking a plane in the video?"
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