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Vidiot: Genesis “Land Of Confusion”

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I have referenced this video multiple times in my years at 96.3 The Blaze. Disturbed did a kick ass cover of this song a few years back. But the original is still the best. Not the biggest fan of Genesis, but as a child of the MTV generation, I got to admit that this was one of my favorite videos from back in the day.

With the Republican Presidential campaign in every news headline these days. You can’t help but notice that our choices suck. It makes you wish the poster child for the Republican party, Ronald Reagan, would come back from the dead and put the “Reagan Smash” on Mitt, Newt and the guy whose name strangely resembles some nasty by product of “boom boom.” (Google “Santorum”…If you dare!)

Today’s Vidiot originates from the “Reagan Era.”  It is full of some creepy ass puppets. In the video for “Land of Confusion”, Ronald discovers he shouldn’t have eaten the bean burrito before bed. He slips into a vivid dream. According to wikipedia.orgThe video opens with a caricatured Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, and a chimpanzee, going to bed at 16:30 (4:30 PM). Reagan, holding a Teddy Bear, goes to sleep and begins to have a nightmare, which sets the premise for the entire video. The video intermittently features a line of stomping feet, illustrating an army marching through a swamp, and they pick up heads of Cold War-era political figures in the swamp along the way.

During the second verse, the video features various world leaders giving speeches on large video screens in front of mass crowds. Meanwhile, Reagan is shown putting on a Superman suit, fumbling along the way, while Phil Collins sings,

Oh Superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

Meanwhile, the “real world” Reagan is shown drowning in his own sweat.

All current and past politics aside. Take a second to check out the puppets in today’s Vidiot pick.

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