State of the Nation (Industry song)

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"State of the Nation"
Single by Industry
from the album Stranger to Stranger
Released1984
Format7" single, 12" single
GenreNew Wave, synthpop
LabelCapitol Records
 
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"State of the Nation"
Single by Industry
from the album Stranger to Stranger
Released1984
Format7" single, 12" single
GenreNew Wave, synthpop
LabelCapitol Records

"State of the Nation" is a song by American New Wave band Industry taken from their final studio album Stranger to Stranger. The song peaked at #10 in Sweden and #1 in Italy.[1] It also became a big hit in the Philippines. In the US, the song peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2]

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Music Video

Version 1: Warship

The band performs the song on an aircraft carrier surrounded by dancing army members and fighter jets. The lead singer, Jon Carin plays a synthesizer, Rudy Perrone plays a Steinberger bass guitar, Brian Unger plays a Fender Stratocaster and Mercury Caronia plays an acoustic drum kit with Simmons hexapads.

Version 2: Mansion

The band plays outside a mansion at its grounds. Jon Carin plays a Korg Poly-800.

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