Brain Scan: 1988

Yesterday we watched a clip from the Human Rights Now tour.  Throughout 1988/89, I watched my copy like a 3 year-old watches Dora The Explorer.  But there were other concerts that I owned on VHS that got the same treatment, watching them over and over and OVER, usually on weekends.  (We only had one TV and one VCR in my house.  If I wanted to fangirl out, I had to wait until no one else was watching anything.  I know! Such hardship.)

Anyway, they reside, fully intact, deep in the recesses of my cerebrum.  And now they’re on YouTube.  (THANK YOU, Internets!)

I’ve been enjoying the hell out of revisiting them, so for lack of anything better to post, I’m gonna make these Brain Scan videos into a little ongoing series.  Keep coming back for more, if you dare!  Think of the money this is saving me on therapist’s bills!

Now, more from 1988′s Human Rights Now show, the concert that wore new grooves into my brain.  This is Chimes of Freedom, and rewatching it brings tears and goosebumps.  SO much to love here:

  1. Best cover of this song. Ever.
  2. Sting’s vest!! MOTHER OF GAWD!!!
  3. Peter Fucking Gabriel.
  4. Sting’s hair!  Oh Gordon, your hair!! Behold the Vampire Lestat, bitches.
  5. Tracy Chapman!  Girl, where have you been?  I used to love you!  Come back!
  6. STING’S VEST!!  Peter Gabriel’s vest, not so much.
  7. The way Sting tries to sing all gravelly and Springsteen-esque.
  8. Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!



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