Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Night Videos: Ball Of Confusion

Originally performed in 1970 buy The Temptations during an era of racial tension, economic turmoil, and the Vietnam war, and performed in this 19985 video by British alternative rockers Love and Rockets, Ball of Confusion is a timeless classic that seems to fit any era.

While the politicians in office may change, the song remains the same; war, racial tensions, economic turmoil, drugs, summers full of discontent with policy coming from Washington. Now, almost 40 years after the original version of this song chronicled the political tone of an era, it seems all we need to do is change a couple of words in the song and it perfectly describes every detail of what we are witnessing today.

And the beat goes on...

1 comment:

The_Kid said...

I remember it. Great tune.