SIMPLE MINDS ~ "THIS FEAR OF GODS";
A song off the 1981 third album "Empires & Dance" using a 1924 abstract film "Symphonie Diagonale" by Swedish/German Dada film-maker Viking Eggeling.
SIMPLE MINDS ~ "70 CITIES AS LOVE BRINGS A FALL";
This song from "Sister Feelings Call" uses an odd silent short that features the miniaturized Denishawn Dancers circa 1910's
SIMPLE MINDS ~ "COLOURS FLY & CATHERINE WHEELS";
A track off the 1982 fifth album "New Gold Dream" using a 1912 film by Spanish film-maker (albeit working in France) Segundo De Chomon, a contemporary of George Melies whose style he built on.
SIMPLE MINDS ~ "KING IS WHITE & IN HER CROWD";
This video uses an old silent travel doc SIMPLE MINDS ~ "CATWALK";
This track off the 1984 "Sparkle In The Rain" uses another film by Segundo De Chomon, "The Japanese Butterflies" from 1908. I also used this one for a track by The Band Of Susans.
SIMPLE MINDS ~ "SHAKE OFF THE GHOSTS";
An instrumental track off "New Gold Dream" using a 1924 by German Dada film-maker Walter Ruttmann, an associate of Viking Eggeling.
SIMPLE MINDS ~ "A BRASS BAND IN AFRICA CHIMES";
Another instrumental track, used as the b-side to the 1984 "Don't You Forget About Me" 12in single but most likely recorded earlier during the sessions for their sixth album "Sparkle In The Rain" in 1983 since they used the same producer in Steve Lillywhite. This is another film by Segundo De Chomon, "The Red Spectre" from 1907.
This is a demo of an instrumental track that would later become "Book Of Brilliant Things" off of "Sparkle In The Rain" using some test footage from "The Wizard Of Oz" including actors Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Roy Bolger, Jack Haley and Margaret Hamilton.