Thought Gang: A Real Indication (Video)

Thought Gang A Real Indication videoWord is out that David Lynch has picked up on the Thought Gang project together with Angelo Badalamenti and that’s more than just music to my ears! But did you know their bad ass “A Real Indication” song, featured on the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me soundtrack, had an official video? I always pictured a rainy, nighttime setting for this song, but this works too… not the least because Angelo is being a real rock star!

Filmed on Hi-8 in 1992, this DIY music video is a rare visual document of Lynch & Badalamenti’s ‘Thought Gang.’ An esoteric jazz side-project born amidst the landscape of Twin Peaks, ‘Thought Gang’ featured several talented players in a mostly improvisational setting with Badalamenti providing vocal duties. ‘A Real Indication’ was the first of around 10 tracks to be recorded under the Thought Gang moniker, and one of only two Thought Gang tracks to have been released over the years (both ‘A Real Indication’ and ‘The Black Dog Runs at Night’ are included on the soundtrack to Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me). The remaining tracks await an LP release in 2011.

Thought Gang – A Real Indication (lyrics)

So I’m goin’ down this street
and I’m tryin’ not to smile
‘Cause the street is where I’m goin’
And the curb is at the side
By the sewer
where the rain goes down

Like this girl I once knew
‘Cause the sewer is so hollow
and the yell
could last forever

Like the night my girl went away
Gone off in a world filled with stuff
Lights start changin’
And there’s wires in the air
And the asphalt man,
is all around me

And I look down
and my shoes are so far away from me, man
I can’t believe it

I got a real indication
of a laugh comin’ on

That old wind
is howling like a cold steel train
Girl has left me
Not comin’ back again

Got rusted bullet holes in the Dodge
And a heartburn like a solar flare
The grass by the house is dry, man

And a horsefly
buzzes
by the big mistake In the distance , man,
I see myself start to smile

I got a real indication of a laugh comin’ on

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