Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spook Rock: Don't Pay The Ferryman (1983)

Scottish singer Chris DeBurgh made his first splash onto the American charts with the haunting "Don't Pay The Ferryman", from his album, "The Getaway".

Edit, 6/28/2020: Had to replace the video again. We're going back to the combination of concert footage from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and actual video footage. The original video has been a victim of copyright enforcement to the point where it's no longer available online in its purest (original) form.

DeBurgh would have only one more major hit, "Lady In Red", just a couple of years later, and that still gets played regularly on adult contemporary stations. "Don't Pay The Ferryman", with its gothic themes, is a great Halloween treat. Is it just me, or does DeBurgh look like he was auditioning for a remake of Dark Shadows in the original video?

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