Friday Night Musical Outro: Beyond – Boundless Oceans Vast Skies
I might’ve mentioned I’m in Hong Kong this weekend, so it’s only fitting that we feature one of Hong Kong’s most influential and fondly remembered bands, Beyond. On June 24, 1993, just a month after the release of “Boundless Oceans Vast Skies” (海闊天空), lead singer and founder Wong Ka-kui died in a horrific accident in Tokyo when the three-meter-high stage he was on collapsed under his feet. Out of this tragedy, the other band members solidified their place in the musical mainstream, and continued to record and tour until 2005.
I’m not trying to compare Beyond to Nirvana, but one gets the same vibes watching this video as You Know You’re Right – doubly so if you’re in a position to appreciate what Beyond meant to Hong Kong’s music scene. Youku video for those in China after the jump.