The extremely simple, comic book-inspired tale follows a Dick Tracy lookalike liberating his ex from a big, abusive galut.
I didn’t really remember the song very well before digging it up for today’s entry. I’m a little surprised to hear how much it owes to the Ronnie Spektor girl-group style, especially the drums and the horn break in the middle.
It’s curious that the two videos I recalled most fondly this week were animated. Maybe that’s because they hold up better over time than live-action videos with dated haircuts and clothes. Or maybe it’s nostalgia for a lost innocence, looking back during a time when most MTV videos are a cross between soft-core porn and a John Woo movie.
Whatever the reason, thank god for YouTube.