Let’s take a trip back to February 1993 when the video for the Alice In Chains epic “Rooster” was released. The Mark Pellington directed video was poignant, dark ,deep and realistic. The video featured real Vietnam War documentary/news footage as well as some very realistic, graphically re-enacted combat scenes. Jerry Cantrell’s father was a consultant on the video, as it explores Cantrell Jr.’s interpretation of his father’s war experience. Something else that is interesting about this video is, at the time the video was also the longest music video ever aired in full on MTV (running approximately 7 minutes long).
They really don’t make videos like this anymore and that is a real shame. I will always remember how impactful the video was and still is.
Alice In Chains- Rooster:
I will never forget seeing the video for “Estranged” which is my favorite Guns N Roses song. First I wanted a pair of shoes like Axl had, and second I wanted to jump off an aircraft carrier (even though it’s an oil tanker) into the ocean and swim with dolphins. Yes, we all know the video is a bit far fetched but you can’t deny how awesome it really is. They don’t make videos like this anymore. If I’m not mistaken the cost of this video was in the millions too. Anyways enjoy this great video!
Guns N Roses- Estranged:
Every Time I Die is one of the hardest working and best bands of the last almost 20 years. These guys continually evolve and get better and better as time and albums come and go. On their latest album Low Teens, which is one of 2016’s best albums, Every Time I Die, really got personal and let it all hang out there. The closing track on the album “Map Change,” is one of the coolest songs I’ve heard in a long time. The video is just as good too. It’s an homage to their hometown of Buffalo, New York and it gives a glimpse of life out there in what many know as the armpit of the US. Check out the video and the song. If you aren’t a fan of Every Time I Die, you will be by the time the video is over.
Every Time I Die- Map Change:
Every Time I Die- Low Teens:
It’s time for another new topic. This one will feature great music videos. There are so many great videos out there that deserve to be showcased. So, that’s what I’m going to be doing with this topic.
First up is the video for the Deftones song “You’ve Seen The Butcher.” This is seriously one of the coolest videos I’ve ever seen and it’s damn sexy too!
Check it out!
Deftones- You’ve Seen The Butcher:
One of my favorite new bands, He Whose Ox Is Gored, just released their video for their song “Paralyzer.” This track was recorded by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High On Fire) at Avast Recording Studio as part of Converse Rubber Tracks Seattle Series.
He Whose Ox Is Gored is a tremendous band, and they write great songs. Check them out when they come through your town (tour dates below).
He Whose Ox Is Gored- Paralyzer:
A really great friend of mine directed this video and it turned out pretty great so I thought I’d share it with you all.
NK Riot: LP Disco 83:
Directed by: Ben Trandem