What was the white suit all about?

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I thought it looked shocking, personally. The beard, too. What was the man thinking?!?
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That he looked damn 8) , and he was right!

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If it wasnae for the video above, then I would never have ended up on here! :roll:

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Black Biscuit wrote:I thought it looked shocking, personally. The beard, too. What was the man thinking?!?
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Aye, he should have stayed as he looked in the Black Planet video.
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I liked the white suit looks very much... It sure was something else, and it went very well with the musical style of Dominion, didn't it... But the beard I didn't like that much at all, really :D ...

Did he do this to shock the audience? Or perhaps it was another one of his great jokes...
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I liked the White suit alot.

I didn't know there was a Black Planet video.

I've only seen the Dominion and This Corrosion videos.

Where can I get hold of these videos, is there a place on the net where I can download them?

Back to the suit, I thought Andrew looked very fetching in his white suit. :von:

I have always thought of the Sisters as a deranged version of the Eurhythmics, when Patricia was in the band and Andy had the beard.

If I was a journalist I would have called them the Eurhthmics on acid.
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Maybe the white suit was a joke.

Andy said in a interview that in Japan the funeral colour was white not black.

Or was that China where the funeral colour is white not black?

He also said a fashion statement would be misinterpretated in 9/10th's of the world.

Maybe he was being Gothic for the Chinese or something, I dunno :innocent:
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Nick, go download SoulSeek, then PM me. ;)
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Soulseek doesn't seem to be compatible with my computer, is there a DVD of the videos?
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nick the stripper wrote:Soulseek doesn't seem to be compatible with my computer, is there a DVD of the videos?
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White is the funereal colour in many Asian countries, including Korea.

I never got the impression he was going white as an anti-goth comment, however. Love And Rockets did.
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I like a nice suit... :innocent:

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No, but really, I do.
The white... bit Miami Vice, but it gives Von that air of "stocks and shares" which is... not unpleasant...

Hey wait a minute - that, plus "lay me down the long white line" - perhaps he was a YUPPIE! :lol: Working in The City... maybe that's what he's been doing all these years! :roll:

So, ambivalence towards the suit.

The beard is criminal. For the millionth time - Dave Stewart.
It's not big and it's not clever.

But he redeems himself, in my opinion, with that thing he's wielding throughout the video (over his shoulder in that picture). Stanley the Staff or something, wasn't it...

:kiss: :oops: :urff:

...very lovely.
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possibly it's another nod to nostromo :von:
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I'm sure in the interviews with Pip Dann he said something about it being a nod to British colonialism?
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boudicca wrote:No, but really, I do.
The white... bit Miami Vice, but it gives Von that air of "stocks and shares" which is... not unpleasant...

Hey wait a minute - that, plus "lay me down the long white line" - perhaps he was a YUPPIE! :lol: Working in The City... maybe that's what he's been doing all these years! :roll:
Why should a yuppie go out of town to the middle of nowhere to film a clip, a yuppie would do such a thing near to Vegas or in a studio or something like it, wouldn't he :lol:
smiscandlon wrote:I'm sure in the interviews with Pip Dann he said something about it being a nod to British colonialism?
The glasses, the beard and the surroundings sure do look very colonial...
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smiscandlon wrote:I'm sure in the interviews with Pip Dann he said something about it being a nod to British colonialism?
I always thought it was a nod in the direction of the Graham Greene novel 'Our Man In Havana'? or this album sleeve by Hipgnosis

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James Blast wrote:
smiscandlon wrote:I'm sure in the interviews with Pip Dann he said something about it being a nod to British colonialism?
I always thought it was a nod in the direction of the Graham Greene novel 'Our Man In Havana'? or this album sleeve by Hipgnosis
That rings a bell. I think he was after the "Englishman abroad" look - he referred to it as his "Under The Volcano" suit. Reminded me a lot of Bryan Ferry. I think the suit, the glasses, the beard and the sword stick went really well together.
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Have you ever tried wearing black in the middle of a desert?

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smiscandlon wrote:I'm sure in the interviews with Pip Dann he said something about it being a nod to British colonialism?
see above :wink: :von:
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Nothing wrong with an air of british aristocracy....
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canon docre wrote:Nothing wrong with an air of british aristocracy....
Just keep the inbreeding out of here, please :)
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i love that look! very colonial, very arrogant, very eldritch!
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[quote="Chairman Bux"]Have you ever tried wearing black in the middle of a desert?



Yes - on the edge of the Sahara a couple of years ago; 50 degrees and I was very uncomfortable (you can take a goth to the desert but you can't make her wear white!! Well, not this one anyway :lol: ).

As for Eldritch in the white suit - it was ok, but I prefer the black. Plus the beard just made him look healthy - hid the bone structure too well.
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The Top Of The Pops appearance in the white suit was sublime. :notworthy:

Oh the joyous sound of a million misconceptions crumbling to dust on the lone and level sands...

Shame he was Back In Black Rags when they promoted Lucretia.
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