Thursday, October 08, 2020

Song of the Day: 'Down to Earth' by Curiosity Killed the Cat

 A kind reader reminded me of this gem from 1986. Although Curiosity Killed the Cat was best known in the U.S. for their debut single, "Misfit," the follow-up saw the British boys at their blue-eyed soul best. 

P.S. Who remembers when the boys appeared on "Andy Warhol's 15 Minutes" on MTV? The only person more smitten than me was Andy himself!

Wikipedia notes that the “Misfit” music video was directed by Andy Warhol and also features a cameo appearance by him. It was also one of his last assignments before his death the following year. The band met Warhol at an exhibition in Mayfair and he took a shine to bass player Nick Thorp. He then invited the band to a banquet he was having later at the Café Royal and said he was interested in hearing some of their music. After listening to "Misfit,” Warhol said he'd “love to do a video for you boys” after the band’s label had said they weren't going to make a video for it. The video was then shot in New York in a week. 


Rix said...

I bought this album unheard based on the cover.

Claude Remains said...

It´s interesting because in the band´s native U.K. it was the other way round;"Down to earth" was their debut single in the U.K. And as a P.S. I saw them in concert when they were promoting their debut album! Don´t judge me - I was only 15!!!

Stephen said...

Such handsome lads.