lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2011

Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Love Missile F1-11


"Love Missile F1-11" is a song by British synthpop band Sigue Sigue Sputnik released in March 1986 as the first single from their debut album Flaunt It. It was the band's biggest hit, reaching #3 on the UK Singles Chart. The bass line, repeated on their follow up single "21st Century Boy", is similar to both Devo's earlier "Girl U Want", and Suicide's 1977 track "Rocket USA".

Relying on gimmicks and sound FXs to create a futuristic atmosphere, the song features vocals with high echo and multiple sound effects. It begins with a sample from Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film A Clockwork Orange where Malcolm McDowell's character Alex, professes his fondness for a bit "of the old ultra-violence". David Bowie covered the song as an outtake during the sessions for his 2003 album, Reality. It was then released as a B-side for the single "New Killer Star". Pop Will Eat Itself released a cover of the song as a single in May 1987, before including it on the Box Frenzy LP in 1988. A version of the song is featured in the South Park episode Super Fun Time, with Eric Cartman singing along "I'm having a super fun time". Also there is an electronic version remixed by Westbam.

The music video features many shots of a futuristic city and references The Terminator, Star Wars, Star Trek, Blade Runner and Scarface. The video is primarily set in a future war; the band are deopicted as soldiers armed with weapons and space ships.