Yesterday, when I heard that Mikhail Gorbachev had died, I went on YouTube and did a search to see if I could find any music videos featuring him. I was expecting that maybe I would find something from U2, as Bono used to be quite the Gorbachev fan.
Instead, I found this from 1987:
Don’t ask me what to make of it because I couldn’t begin to tell you. I can’t even be sure what the name of the band is. Some sites say the band was named Midnight Moscow while others claim that their name was Midnight’s Moscow. What I can tell you is that this band is from Italy, not Russia. And the majority of the lyrics of the song are pure gibberish. They’re not singing in Russian or Italian. Outside of “Welcome to the USSR,” almost all of the words appear to be made up.
I can’t even really tell you if this song is meant to be anti or pro-Soviet. I still enjoyed seeing that picture of Stalin get ripped in two.