Not released as a single, but a permanent feature of their live set, this still sounds incredibly fresh, largely due to the pin-sharp production by German producer Conny Plank. The album, mixed near Köln, brings back memories of my first ever trip to Europe – a German Exchange in 1981 – listening to it on my walkman staring out of a coach a misty German autobahn on the way to being dropped with a German family.
Their educated son has left
In search of borrowed dreams..
He puts his headphones on
His modern world revolves around
The synthesizer’s song
Full of future thoughts and thrills
His senses slip away
He’s a European legacy
A culture for today
I can’t help wondering whether the BBC could actually play this song at the moment – would it be seen as demonstrating political bias with the Referendum imminent? Is it on a secret banned list along with ‘Safe European Home’ and “European Female’ I wonder?
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