Sunday, 21 December 2014
Oliver: Dr. Phibes and the House of Wax Equations - Hazy Lazy Hologram (10 November 1991)
This piece of drug soaked guitar pop from the Crewe based three-piece nearly didn't make the cut. It was the opening track of Peel's show on 10/11/91 and the closing track on 24/11/91, but it took its time to work its way into my affections. It may well have been that long guitar wash at the end of the song, what I call the Back in the USSR effect that sounds like a plane landing, which finally clinched the deal. I've always been a sucker for things like that in songs.
In the words of the great man himself, the video for this fades in slowly after around 20 seconds. I was going to write some joke based around the line that some of the people in this video may have been on drugs when it was filmed, but having discovered in subsequent research that singer, Howard King, was committed to psychiatric care after murdering his mother, six years later, I shall refrain.
Video courtesy of FishesEyes.