Actually, whenever they show the video for that nowadays, it's the edited version. There's a lengthier version where the song stops in the middle, the band members turn into various animals, and it starts over again. Then, there's different 'nasty' footage as well with the guy in the story (e.g., washing his face with worms).
"Undercover of the Night" by the Rolling Stones come to mind. The latter one was pretty disturbing and had a kind of Michael Mann-action vibe, with people being shot execution style, those creepy masked gunmen, and the car driving into the church.
Definitely a great video, and yes, very very Michael Mann. I was shocked too that they would play a video like that, with the pretty graphic execution scene. By comparison, when they "World Premiered" George Michael's "I Want Your Sex" video, they really hyped it up, when there was absolutely nothing that was racy/tantalizing/explicit/whatever about the video. You could tell they had reached the SELL! SELL! stage by then...
― Joe (Joe), Sunday, 6 April 2003 23:27 (sixteen years ago) link
― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 6 April 2003 23:36 (sixteen years ago) link
Vaguely (maybe). Is that the one where they operate on the guy, or am I thinking of "The Devil Made Me Do It" (another post-"Twilight Zone" video)? They also had one other MTV video after those two, but I can't remember what it was called.
― Joe (Joe), Sunday, 6 April 2003 23:39 (sixteen years ago) link
― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 6 April 2003 23:42 (sixteen years ago) link
― Bruce Urquhart (Bruce Urquhart), Monday, 7 April 2003 00:36 (sixteen years ago) link
I really blocked out a lot of videos though. My mom remembers me doing a mean imitation of the Papa Don't Preach dance, which apparently really stuck in her head as upsetting cos I was like 7 then, I think.
― Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 7 April 2003 02:36 (sixteen years ago) link
But the one that really fucked me up was XTC's "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead". You know, the video with a the faux JFK stuff in it. I haven't seen it again in the 11 years since that day, but man I still think that video is cool.
― Charles McCain (Charles McCain), Monday, 7 April 2003 20:22 (sixteen years ago) link
― stevem (blueski), Monday, 7 April 2003 21:26 (sixteen years ago) link
Everyone needs to stop making music videos. It doesn't get better than this (warning NSFW):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjMQmXAJ3y4
Uncensored version: http://vimeo.com/15247292
― Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 4 October 2010 17:17 (nine years ago) link
too late :(
(video by our own n/a)
― the parking garage has more facebook followers than my band (Jordan), Monday, 4 October 2010 17:19 (nine years ago) link
Creating a thread because (a) feel a need to share this weird thing and (b) can't find a relevant one to put it in.
― Camaraderie at Arms Length, Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:04 (three years ago) link
But then it suggested I just join this thread, so there you go.
― Camaraderie at Arms Length, Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:05 (three years ago) link
I love it
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:12 (three years ago) link
so glad it ends up focusing on a fully embodied white dude
― sarahell, Thursday, 22 September 2016 20:33 (three years ago) link
Any good recent music videos?
― . (Michael B), Thursday, 14 March 2019 22:24 (ten months ago) link