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By 2009 Cape Town’s Terminatryx decided to add a cover version to their live set.
Having grown up in the ’80s, Paul and Sonja knew it had to be something from that era, but with so many of those pop classics reinterpreted over the years, it seemed like slim pickings. There was however one very popular and catchy tune that often seemed to be omitted from the magnitude of ’80s compilations. This was Holly Knight and Michael Des Barres’ “Obsession”, made popular by the group Animotion. They went ahead to transform the song with their industrial-metal flavour to great effect.
This song was also added as a bonus track to the Remyx v1.0 album. Programming and vocals were recorded at Flamedrop, with additional programming at iRONic. Guitars, bass and live drums were recorded at Theo Crous’ Bellville Studios, where the final track was also mixed on the SSL analogue desk. Theo also contributed additional guest rhythm guitar.
For the music video some ideas were kicked around, but landed on a simple but effective concept blending voyeurism and a bit of the paranormal. Just like Ashton Nyte was subtly incorporated into the music video of “Midnight” for his Awakening remix of the song, Theo was included into the “Obsession” music video’s narrative.
The video was directed and edited by Terminatryx band member Paul, with cinematography handled by Marnus Tredoux.