70 years ago this month (June 2019), George Orwell’s “1984” was first published. So let’s give George an ol’ Rock & Roll salute by looking at one of the many songs inspired by his book. Sure, I could’ve done David Bowie’s “1984”, but that would be too easy. I’m a big Utopia fan, so this is a good excuse to take a look at another one of their tracks. It’s Utopia in dystopia!
For more 1984-inspired songs, check out Eurythmics “Ministry of Love”, Radiohead’s “2+2=5”, or “Standards” by The Jam, just to name a few.
“Winston Smith Takes It On The Jaw” (Utopia) Copyright 1983 Unearthly Music/Fiction Music (BMI) Terrestrial Music/Fourth Floor Music (ASCAP)