Saturday, May 1, 2010

Stay

I admit it, I love bombast and narrative melodrama in music, and Shakespear's Sister's 1992 hit 'Stay' provides both in spades. It's a fun goth opera slice of high grade cheese.



Particularly fun is Siobahn Fahey's over the top performance as whacked out angel of death come to steal Marcella Detroit's boyfriend away. Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic was just getting big at the time and Fahey's performance seemed to draw from his goth-girl personification of Death in the plot of the video at least.

The portrayal though, was miles away from Gaiman's perky and kindly Death, drawing more from Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard and supposedly, the 50's 'classic' Cat-Women of the Moon.

Fahey was reportedly quite drunk when the video was filmed. Watch it and decide for yourself.

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