Friday, November 24, 2006

Banned by MTV

Faithless has another single out for consumption by the masses. Following on from the last few releases from them, it follows the same theme of war.

What sets this song apart is the cool video that has been made for it. Have a look below:

Directed by: Howard Greenhalgh

MTV refused to broadcast this clip.

Director said "I didn't see the video as particularly political, pro war, or anti war. It's actually a representation of where we are all at right now. War infects all our lives; recently it feels that this has increasingly become 'our way of life'"

The only reason why this won't be shown on MTV is solely due to the coffin with the US flag draped over it. The US seem a little too sensitive when it comes to seeing their soldiers come home dead. It's a fucking war, people die.

Or maybe it is guilt of sending these troops to their deaths all based on a myriad of lies.

1 comment:

Tom said...

That is a bloody brilliant video clip and a great song.

The juxtaposition is fantastic.

Just as an aside, I had the misfortune of hearing anti-war songs spewing forth from pop "stars" and the contrast in the quality of the music and the commentary made by the song is miles apart.

While the pop princess music sounds clich├ęd and laughable, this song does not seek to pass judgement, but merely shows how life goes on in western countries while people die concurrently in a far away land.