Who Needs It

Album: Breaking Glass (1980)
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  • This song begins, "Living in the shadow of the Mushroom Tower" and is a fairly straightforward attack on the nuclear arms race which at the time the album was released was still an issue. In the film Breaking Glass, the lead character Kate (played by O'Connor who wrote this and the rest of the score) is on stage when there is a power cut. The crowd begin jeering but they perform without electricity and in the dark lit only by members of the audience holding cigarette lighters, a torch or two and some makeshift pyrotechnics. Needless to say the jeers soon turn to cheers. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
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