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Subject: Can anyone remember the artist of this video?

Written By: slwoodward2 on 01/17/08 at 1:14 pm

I am trying to remember the name of the song or artist of a strange video in the early 80's. It was an alternative song from what i remember. It had a child or midget-like person walking around a junk yard hitting and kicking stuff. The child had jerky movements, kind of like what they use in horror movies these days (e.g. The Grudge -stair scene). If anyone can remember this, please let me know! I really liked the song but more importantly the video intrigued me as a child.


Subject: Re: Can anyone remember the artist of this video?

Written By: Midas on 01/17/08 at 2:03 pm

Sounds like "Close (To The Edit)" by The Art Of Noise.  Hope this helps.

Subject: Re: Can anyone remember the artist of this video?

Written By: slwoodward2 on 01/17/08 at 2:25 pm

OMG! Thank you, that is it. It is so funny how I remembered it as a kid. I remember it being much "darker" or more strange back then. It's not so much now. The weird thing about it is, if you take off all the make-up on the little girl, she would look a whole lot like me as a kid and my little girl now!

You've made my day! Thanks.

Subject: Re: Can anyone remember the artist of this video?

Written By: Midas on 01/17/08 at 5:08 pm


OMG! Thank you, that is it. It is so funny how I remembered it as a kid. I remember it being much "darker" or more strange back then. It's not so much now. The weird thing about it is, if you take off all the make-up on the little girl, she would look a whole lot like me as a kid and my little girl now!

You've made my day! Thanks.



You're welcome.  Glad to be of assistance.  :)

Subject: Re: Can anyone remember the artist of this video?

Written By: midnite on 01/17/08 at 9:38 pm

Hahahaha.  Great video. I remember this video when i was a kid!

Subject: Art of Noise: And What Have You Done With My Body, God?

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/17/08 at 11:48 pm


I am trying to remember the name of the song or artist of a strange video in the early 80's. It was an alternative song from what i remember. It had a child or midget-like person walking around a junk yard hitting and kicking stuff.


If you enjoyed the music in the video, drop whatever you're doing and get the Art of Noise's recently-released (2006) box set And What Have You Done With My Body, God?

It's a 4-CD set, so you're looking at about three and a half hours of unreleased material, and it's all from the same timeframe of Close to the Edit.  Don't think of it as 50-odd weird tracks you've never heard before -- think of it as a 3.5-hour extended remix of the AoN classics (Close to the Edit, Close to the Edge, Beat Box, Beat Box Diversion, Moments in Love) that never loops.

I don't often (almost never) endorse box sets.  When 41 of the 56 tracks are "new material" (at least, if you didn't blow a life's savings on vinyl, and I'm sure much of this stuff never saw vinyl), and every track is instantly recognizable as AoN, this is a must-have set.

Subject: Re: Can anyone remember the artist of this video?

Written By: midnite on 01/18/08 at 6:03 pm

I only know Art of Noise's few bigger hits.  Are they really that good????

Subject: Re: Can anyone remember the artist of this video?

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/20/08 at 9:33 pm


I only know Art of Noise's few bigger hits.  Are they really that good????


Well yeah, but "Good" is (as always) in the ear of the beholder. 

Lemme put it this way -- if you enjoyed the hits (and especially if you enjoyed Beat Box and Close to the Edit), you'll love the box set.  Don't be scared by the unrecognizable track names; 90% of the tracks are gonna sound exactly what you're familiar with, becaust most of the "new" tracks are mixes and variations on the original themes you've already heard.  I've been a fan since their music was new, and even I would have to listen to every tracks, side by side, to tell you where, down to the second or down to the loop, (just skimming through the discs) "Fairlight-In-The-Being", "Diversions 3", "Close (to being Compiled)", "Diversion 5", "The Subject Has Moved Left", "Close to the Edge", and the 20-minute (!) "Diversion 8, Diversion 2, Closest, Close-Up, Close (To The Edit), Closed" mix differ.

If you have the 1986 album Daft, you have "Beat Box (Diversion 1)" (the 8:31 album version) and "Close to the Edit" (the 5:38 album version). 

When (not if) you get the box set, you'll have... well... the numbers after the word "Diversion" pretty much say it all.  Diversion 4 made to to vinyl, the rest have been unreleased until this box set.

Subject: Re: Can anyone remember the artist of this video?

Written By: midnite on 01/22/08 at 7:06 pm

i may check it out! thanks!

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