Sunday, 14 June 2009

Digital Killed The Video Star

This past week saw the welcome return of 90's alternative heroes, Faith No More. Having played London's cavernous Brixton Academy on Wednesday, the band went on to headline Friday night, the first day of the Download festival.

MP3: Faith No More - Stripsearch
Taken from 'Album of the Year'

Buy it at Insound!

Now this all happily coincides with my current throw back to the 90's, with anything from the
metal years to the more alt/grunge stylings of Jane's Addiction and Alice In Chains. Add into this mix the fact that both these groups are also touring in various guises, as well as the coincidence that the two bands below FNM on the Download bill that night were Korn and Limp Bizkit, and it's hard not to wonder if the noughties have actually occurred. Should everyone next week be sporting a disturbing mixture of backwards red caps, lumberjack thick plaid shirts, and jeans that could comfortably house a nuclear family, we'll know some form of time warp has enveloped the Northern hemisphere.

To celebrate (?) this confusing - though not altogether unwelcome - phenomenon, here come some of the videos that comprised my mid teens. Assisting anything from exam revision to underage teenage drinking sessions, these were the few rock/metal videos MTV would regularly spin during the day at the time.

In times of rampant Britpop and soul-crushing Euro-cheese, these vids made MTV watchable, before it succumbed to showcasing rapper's homesteads and watching sub-moronic American children interact in distinctly un'Real' situations. There's also a slice of the FNM concert in the form of 'Midlife Crisis', just to prove this is actually 2009.


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- Pretty Noose Video (Embedding disabled......why???)
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Screaming Trees - Sworn & Broken Video (ditto)
- Buy

"Sense of security
Like pockets jingling
Midlife crisis
Suck ingenuity
Down through the family tree"

Now playing: Surefire - Sea Song
via FoxyTunes

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