Humans are visual creatures. Yes, words and sounds do catch our attention, and smells are wired to the reptilian brain stem, but I think sight is much more powerful attractant / dissuasive / alluring force on the homosapien mind. Gillian Gilbert in a pink cashmere sweater, playing keyboards, looking incredibly alluring, embeds itself in the mind of a teenager about 100X more strongly, pleasantly, and permanently than any Canadian metal trio ...and it is a welcomed relief to get "Fight The Good Fight" out of my head.
Also, seeing this video, it reminds how young Bernard Sumner used to be - he looked like a little boy in Jonathan Demme's 1982 video.
At 3:57, queue the frogs. At 4:16 Sumner's out-of-synch cow bell banging detracts, in my perspective, from the over-all song. But at least Triumph has been banished from my head this morning.
1 year ago