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Jesus Jones: how we made Right Here, Right Now

‘Bill Clinton used it as his campaign song. Then Hillary used it as hers. I think it got stuck in their car stereo and was the only song they knew’

At the end of 1989, I was listening to Simple Minds’ cover of Prince’s Sign o’ the Times [which lamented the concerns of the era – from Aids to urban poverty and drug addiction]. On the TV was coverage of the Berlin Wall coming down, and all these people celebrating. I never thought that I’d see such a thing in my lifetime, and I wanted to write a sort of updated but positive Sign o’ the Times to reflect what was happening.

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