Golden Filter Cover Psychic TV

Golden Filter Cover Psychic TV

Golden Filter Cover Psychic TV

Golden Filter Cover Psychic TV

To help ring in the holidays, the Golden Filter covered Psychic TV’s “White Nights” from the band’s 1983 second album Dreams Less Sweet, a collection that did, in fact, include contributions from the recently departed Peter Christopherson. The original re-appropriated dialogue from Rev. Jim Jones’s so-called “death tapes.” As the Golden Filter note in their writeup, “The chorus — ‘Santa Claus is checking his list, going over it twice, seeing who is naughty and who is nice’ — was a rhyme used by Jones to teach children paranoia.” Though it doesn’t come close to what Genesis & Co. built, this update’s chirpy sheen makes Jones’s message all the more eerie.

The Golden Filter – “White Nights” (Psychic TV Cover)

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