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getting away with it (us)
director: briant/copeland
producer: janet hampson

bernard sumner and neil tennant appeared without johnny marr in this american promo; presumably the guitarist was on tour with the the at the time. with traces of both bowie’s life on mars? clip and the talking heads classic once in a lifetime, the two singers mime to the single edit of the song as painterly flourishes fleck the screen and footage of marr from the uk promo is interspersed with a grainy effect. this video has a subtle, icecreamy texture that’s neither evocative nor inappropriate in terms of the track, though it’s certainly an improvement on its predecessor. it can now be viewed on the get the message best of dvd, as well as on youtube.