Lip-synch from the U.K. TV programme, The Wogan Show,
October 31, 1986. One of the most important of all of Kate's television
performances. Kate and the band are all dressed in white labcoats, and the
instruments include at least two Fairlight CMIs.
Kate herself sits behind an elegant desk with a computer and two Egyptian
Sphinx-design paperweight/bookends. She is studying several files in manila
folders, much as the "General" is doing in the official video.
Clearly a great deal of preparation and care went into the preparation of
this set and the performance. Midway through the song the violinist
Nigel Kennedy appears in military uniform and
plays to Kate, sitting on the edge of her desk. During the mysterious "secret-message"
section of the song a new camera-angle showing the
screen of the monitor on Kate's desk is seen, and on this screen,
super-imposed over a jumble of data, what looks like Paddy's head appears,
mouthing some indecipherable (?) words in synch with the spoken "messages"
heard in the record (between the lines "It could sing you to sleep"
and "But that dream is your enemy", and again directly after
the latter line). Altogether a fascinating and intriguing performance, and
far more challenging than other artists' television lip-synchs.