this video always made me uncomfortable in a good way. and Prince wrote it.. that's why the "to" is a 2 and the "you" is a U. silly Prince. 1990 :: Sinéad was only 24 and this WASN'T her first single. Her first came out when she was 21 ("Mandinka" live on David Letterman in 1987.)
you probably haven't heard it, but "Fire on Babylon" is a bomb song too -- she whips out the 150% banshee yell for this one. Don't mind Jools Holland, he's just a stupid wanker (who was the keyboardist for Squeeze back in the day... "tempted by the fruit of another," anyone?) who had a show on BBC in the early '90s.
oh, and remember when she did an a cappella version of Bob Marley's "War" on SNL then ripped up a picture of the Pope on live television? Well, she was scheduled to perform at a big Bob Dylan tribute soon after that and the crowd wasn't too kind to her... sounds like half were applauding and a bigger half were booing. She was also introduced by Kris Kristofferson, which is kind of weird... but anyway, what does she do in response to the audience? Check it.
none of this has anything to do with anything that tamur's doing, but I just can't help myself. get some soul, people.
Conor Gerard Meara
P.S. if you want to hear a really fucking good scream, fast forward to 3:14 on this video from 1988, "Troy." she sings about a dragon. and then a phoenix. yeah. if you've got any patience, feel free to watch the whole thing..