The fall of the Iron Curtain was still several years away when Shona Laing wrote her first APRA Silver Scroll winner 'Soviet Snow'. The world had been "teasing at war like children" over decades of the arms race and Cold War brinksmanship and the threat of nuclear winter was very real. The video is a suitably chilly but dizzying montage that marries Russian iconography and Soviet imagery to the song's urgent synthesised beats. Laing later stripped 'Soviet Snow' of its synthpop trappings in an acoustic version on her 2007 album Pass the Whisper.
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Music Video, 1987
Another music video from this Shona Laing album
Television, 1993 (Full Length)
Shona Laing features in this doco
Television, 1973 (Excerpts)
A younger Shona Laing
Music Video, 2006
Another Silver Scroll winner
Music Video, 1995
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