New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)-Simple Minds

I always felt this song was kind of New Wavy, but restrained, kind of in a nether world before Simple Minds got all huge. Like you don’t really know what its all about, but maybe it would work in a John Hughes movie somewhere. I liked the tune a lot, but here in this live performance it kind of comes across as coked-out sleaze disco rock. I am actually pretty surprised that the synths weren’t looped or anything. The song comes out kind of messy, but still OK.

5 Responses to “New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)-Simple Minds”


  • I saw SM open for the Pretenders back when Jim Kerr was snorkeling Chrissy Hynde.

    Notwithstanding, I’ve always thought they had plenty of proggy roots by way of roxy Music and David Bowie, and only ended up in the New Wave category because it was the Eighties.

  • also, synthy pants!

  • I think one of these guys (probably the keyboardist) was originally in the band Cafe Jacques (77-79) – a band that has almost completely disappeared into the wormhole.
    Their association w/Phil Collins may have been responsible for this.
    Then again, Eno worked w/Phil.

    I don’t remember what Cafe Jacques sounded like.

    But I digress.

    TC’s right – more proggy than sideways haircutty.

  • Until they got Lilliywhited.

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