In 1994 Mockers frontman Andrew Fagan released Blisters, a solo album which included the rousing rock single 'Jerusalem'. He and partner Karen Hay (who stepped in as director) were funded by Sony to travel to the ancient city to shoot this sun-soaked video. Hay lets the ancient landscape speak for itself; Fagan wears rock star white, gold lame pants and an electric guitar, as monumental flags move in desert winds. In 2015 Fagan recalled his thrill of shooting footage "at the blocked up Golden Gate above the Garden Of Gethsemane". The epic chorus features backing vocals from Debbie Harwood and Shona Laing.
At that stage I'd become yesterday's man. So no matter what I offered up musically in New Zealand after The Mockers, it was destined to be dismissed by critics and of course our loyal young Mockers audience had grown up and moved onto other things. I’m still proud of Band of Rain (should have been a single) and Jerusalem ... Big ups to Sony for funding the trip to Jerusalem to do the video for the song. It was historically important to print that moment as the sun came up over the Mount of Olives.– Andrew Fagan looks back on making this music video, NZ Musician, April 2015
Video made with funding from NZ On Air