Whenever we question our own reality and or think about our New Dracula Shades, this is one of the tunes that jumps into our Head’s and gets our toe’s tappin’. We’re lover’s of the hippie glasses and penchant for Hats, not to mention overall gentlemanly style of this English Invasion.
Not only is the message frank, but the statements linger and in a sea of pop act’s who sing about drivel, we find it very refreshing to find a group who aren’t afraid to say how they really feel! Especially here at The Eye of Faith, a rebellious song questioning the existence of God is right up our alley!
From Swindon, England, XTC was active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits you may recall; “Making Plans for Nigel” (1979) and “Senses Working Overtime” (1982)
First coming together in 1972, the core duo of Andy Partridge (guitars & vocals) and Colin Moulding (bass & vocals) went through many band names. Possible names being The Helium Kidz and Star Park, it wasn’t until 1976 the band settled on the name XTC.
With provoking lyrics like “Did you make disease, and the diamond blue? Did you make
mankind after we made you? And the Devil too!” it’s no wonder this New Wave group stirred up quite the sensation with the God fearing crowd worldwide.
“I won’t believe in heaven and hell. No saints, no sinners, no
devil as well. No pearly gates, no thorny crown. You’re always
letting us humans down. The wars you bring, the babes you
drown. Those lost at sea and never found, and it’s the same the
whole world ’round. The hurt I see helps to compound that
Father, Son and Holy Ghost is just somebody’s unholy hoax,
and if you’re up there you’d perceive that my heart’s here upon
my sleeve. If there’s one thing I don’t believe in
We always try to bring you all fresh vintage finds by bringing light to the customs of the past. We found a great blog post at BuzzFeed which got our attention here at The Eye of Faith. Ten great posts from the 1970s, with about as much appeal as an ad Peggy would of dreamt up from an episode of MadMen, with a casualness that can’t help but make us smile… we hope you enjoy these ads as much as we did.
Born John Charles Carter, actor Charlton Heston has portrayed many iconic men from Moses to Michelangelo. But due to a misfortunate coincidence, the thespian must go by a different credit in Greece. Heston becomes Easton, because Heston means ‘to shit on him’. And that simply, would be too obscene to put up in lights.
Scene from 1965’s The Agony and the Ecstasy, the story of Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel.
Fun Fact from the E.O.F.
Study of a Naiad(1904-1905) by John William Waterhouse.
Vogue March 1999, Jean Paul Gaultier Mermaid Dress.
Whether its the mystery or the whimsy, the mermaid seems to constantly have a hold. It’s great to see many incarnations in so many ways.
Paul Delvaux, Village of the Mermaid (1942).
Whether sideshow oddity or fantasy dream, there’s one thing for sure: it’s a lot of fun being one. One last daydream to end the day!