68. Captain Sensible – Wot? (1982)

OK, maybe not all British songs from the early 80s were political. Some, in fact, were just plain stupid.

And despite their inanity, they would get stuck in your head FOR THIRTY YEARS anyways.

When I was a kid, this is what I remember all music videos looking like — I grew up with the impression that in some places (“the big city”?), impromptu parades of random caricatures and cultural stereotypes were liable to break out at any moment.

Sadly, in my experience, spontaneous public mambo lines are incredibly rare. (Even in “the big city.”) But we can always live in hope.

Captain Sensible

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4 thoughts on “68. Captain Sensible – Wot? (1982)

  1. k- says:

    You already know this, but I feel I should connect a few threads: Captain Sensible was originally the guitarist for the great punk band The Damned; this song/video includes a random attack on Adam Ant; and the Captain followed the path of Screaming Lord Sutch and formed his won political party: the Blah! Party.

  2. I knew #1 and #2, but not #3… Thanks, kd.

  3. jelmodeelmo says:

    I really like the beat of this song, despite its foolishness.

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