The people who argue this is a better video than SLEDGEHAMMER are the same people who argue that FRANNY AND ZOOEY is better than CATCHER IN THE RYE.
Well put. Before rewatching it, prior to posting this, I was prepared to label it "as good or better" -- the ESTRANGED to SLEDGEHAMMER's NOVEMBER RAIN -- but yeah, my memories of MTV from 1987 were tainted by age. Still, on its own merits, the song itself is a beast.And I show them round my house, to my bedI had it made like a mountain rangeWith a snow-white pillow for my big fat headAnd my heaven will be a big heavenAnd I will walk through the front doorThat's gold, Jerry.
And then like an alchemist, from gold to radioactive thallium: perhaps the greatest song about family weirdness:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnQvJND0aCo"Light creeps from her secret tunnelsSucked into the open spacesBurning out in sudden flashesDraining blood from their well-fed faces"All of which is to say, there is no better road for the blog to travel down right now than a temporary detour through Peter Gabriel's ouvre.