Song 43 Thomas Dolby

Neurotic Weirdness Week! (One of Fifty-Two!)

Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive, 1984

Hyperactive? Really? Messages from outer space? Hooked up to a machine at the tender age of three? Turning into a bizarre ventriloquist's dummy and trying to kill your frumpy psychiatrist? Can't help feeling there's been a misdiagnosis somewhere. You've got problems, Sonny Jim, and I don't really think a little Ritalin with the morning Cornflakes is going to put much of a dent in it. This is one of those 'clever video' songs everyone seemed to love for a few months and then forget - worth special mention among my age group at the time both for its creative special effects and a briefly visible line drawing of some boobies. Priorities.

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