Genesis’ Land of Confusion Music Video

When this video was in heavy rotation on MTV back in the 1980s I could not turn away. These Puppets from Spitting Image terrified me, yet my morbid curiosity kept me coming back again and again. Still gives me the chills. Why so weird? Why?


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3 thoughts on “Genesis’ Land of Confusion Music Video

  1. Ryan says:

    I felt the same exact way about this video growing up. I remember seeing it when I was 4 or 5 and some of the puppets really scared the crap out of me….yet I thought it was really cool.

  2. Vanessa says:

    The morbid fascination with this video has always stayed with me. At the time I kinda knew who some of those characters were, But the political ones, no idea until I got older. I wonder how many I could place now? I was much too young to watch DC Follies. It’s always been one of my favourites. Disturbed has done a cover, suitably rocking & heavier to mark the frustration of this time.

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