I just finished doing a version of Cars by Gary Numan and I started wondering if Numan's song had an effect on Bill so that he would write Flaming Desire? The two for some uncanny reason seem similar. They are full body songs though each has its signature sound, and that's where I draw a blank. I hope there isn't some crazy thing going on where you take Numan's melody, play it backward with a retrograde inversion of the intervals and it comes out sounding like Flaming Desire.
Anyway, I've been away a bit and I'm sorry to hear that Bill's mother has died. My deepest condolences for your loss, Bill. I hope you find peace.
I'm trying to refine Cars. Visually there is nothing to convey in Cars compared to the video of Flaming Desire. Flaming Desire has a host of complex symbols: the psychological, mythical, the occult, etc.; whereas, Numan has the opposite: a band playing. Bill was going for a sophisticated "art" vibe and Numan is going for the simple "pop" vibe. And yet I think these two songs are similar! So, I'm wrestling with this song. Take some Ramstein/Vlad vocals with a touch of Nelson/Vlad religiosity, shake it up so that you rattle the underworld spooks and this strange concoction appears... but something still feels missing. Any advice will be much appreciated.