State of the Nation (Industry song)
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|"State of the Nation"|
|Single by Industry|
|from the album Stranger to Stranger|
|Format||7" single, 12" single|
|Genre||New Wave, synthpop|
"State of the Nation" is a song by American New Wave band Industry taken from their final studio album Stranger to Stranger. The song peaked at #10 in Sweden and #1 in Italy. It also became a big hit in the Philippines. In the US, the song peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Version 1: Warship
The band performs the song on an aircraft carrier/naval ship while being surrounded by dancing army and navy officers and members along with a military band. Parked fighter jets are also evident in the video. The lead singer, Jon Carin plays a synthesizer, Rudy Perrone plays a Steinberger bass guitar, Brian Unger plays a Fender Stratocaster and Mercury Caronia plays an acoustic drum kit with Simmons hexapads.
Version 2: Mansion
The band plays outside a posh mansion at its grounds. Jon Carin plays a Korg Poly-800.
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