Music Monday- Get on your boots

I’ve decided that every Monday will be a Music or Movie Monday, highlighting a music or cinematic inspiration. Here goes numero uno.

This week, U2’s “Get on Your Boots” is in the forefront of my mind. Not only do the lyrics describe a  strong, sexy female with a wardrobe of kick ass boots, but the accompanying music video is psychedelic and gritty. Bursts of lava, smoke, soldiers, and crumbling Greco-Roman ruins spin in between the band members and various dominatrix holograms as Bono moans and twitches around the mic. The video also presents a grotesque association between religion and patriotic war, draping paint-flaked Madonnas in the star-spangled banner. The feel brings to mind high street designers like UNIF and Jeffrey Campbell, with their rebellious boot clad, “to hell with authority” attitudes, as well as the high-end psychedelia of Gaultier and McQueen.

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The boots I’ll be getting on? These To Be Announced studded wonders, new in from Solestruck:

Get on Your Boots


Images from the music video

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Ian R .– Beata C. – Unknown – McQueen – Gaultier s/s 2007 – Unknown – Felice Fawn –

PS: I apologize for an entire week’s worth of no posts! Now that I have my camera charger,  I’m no longer dependent on my father’s disorganization. (Ah the relief!)

One comment

  1. JT

    Excellent write up exemplifying the way in which art in its many forms influences and overlaps the other. You have shown how pop culture is a fine tapestry of all that has gone before as well as the now and the stabs into the future. Excellent, really excellent!

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