Can you name the landmark location in this Colourfield video?
Terry Hall made a name for himself in the early ‘80s fronting the bands The Specials and Fun Boy Three. In 1984, he formed the band The Colourfield that had a No. 12 U.K. hit with lovely Thinking Of You.
The video is a nostalgic love letter to the Palace Pier in the English seaside town of Brighton. The Palace Pier has long been featured in movies and videos ranging from The Who’s Quadrophenia in 1979 to The Sundays remake of the Rolling Stones' Wild Horses in 1993.
In 2000, Palace Pier was renamed Brighton Pier and reports indicate that the once favorite attraction has fallen into disrepair. We can only hope that the creepy sailor arcade puppet featured in the video is still in working order.
The video features guest singer Katrina Phillips as the romantic interest and fine silent movie acting by band mates Toby Lyons and Karl Shale. The band would not stay together much longer. Hall has collaborated on many projects since The Colourfield broke up in 1987 and will continue getting royalty checks for being the co-author of The Go-Go's hit Our Lips Are Sealed with Jane Wiedlen.