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New Music // Video Killed The Radio Star reimagined for the 21st Century

by AdamTait
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on 24 February 2017 in Features

 

Few things have seemed as wonderfully timed as The Buggles' 'Video Killed The Radio Star' being the very first promo clip to feature on the newly launched MTV in 1981.

Granted, the prophesied demise of radio is yet to materialise, but it's hard not to feel a pang of nostalgia for a time when the uncertainty of a brave new world could be approached with such cheer.

The song's co-writer Bruce Woolley has teamed up with Polly Scattergood and The Radio Science Orchestra to give the track an intense and sinister reworking entirely fitting for the absolutely ridiculous times we're apparently living through.

Complete with a video packed with throwback sci-fi imagery, the reworking seems an ominous metaphor for where we're heading, rather than the irreverent celebration of changing times delivered by the original.



A remix from Steve Dubs, The Chemical Brothers' engineer in residence, is due for a March release

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