I wish I could find a cleaner, clearer version of this, but it’s still pretty cool.
This is a promotional clip of some kind, although not the official music video, for “We Take Mystery (To Bed)” by Gary Numan. Herein we say Gary and band driving around New York City in a Thunderbird convertible, visiting notable locales like ….um….the West Side Highway, the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue and 89th Street, Central Park, Park Avenue, Sixth Avenue around Rockefeller Center and Studio 54, disembarking on West 54th Street to adjourn to a studio wherein they proceed to lip-synch to the robotically funky track in question. As one does.
All this would have been transpiring circa the fall of 1982, or so. Evidently, he played the Ritz on East 11th on October 26th of that same year, so perhaps this was filmed during that same visit? That show, incidentally, was later released as a bootleg called Living Ornaments `82, should you care.
It’s not going to change your life, but it’s enjoyable…