You searched for:

  • [X]2002
  • [X]Arts & Entertainment
Start over

Narrow Search

  • Year

  • Section

  • Category

Best Banned Art 

MK12's music video for the Faint's "Agenda Suicide"

Because of connections as well as MK12's reputation, the local motion-graphics company was asked to make a video for the Faint's popular song "Agenda Suicide." It was supposed to play on MTV, a reasonable expectation given that MTV had sponsored the Faint's tour opening for No Doubt. But MTV asked the band to omit the word suicide from the lyrics and requested that MK12 remove images of blood, pill-popping and suicide. The band and MK12 refused, so the video will never appear on MTV. That's why we're telling you about it. The song is about doing assigned tasks and abdicating free will. The suicide is metaphorical. In MK12's video, a man wakes up and rubs his eyes without showing the slightest interest in getting out of bed. In the bathroom, he takes some pills -- what sort of medication is not clear. He goes from one box (the subway car) to another (the elevator) to another (his office). This scenario repeats itself, getting weirder each time. Blood seeps into the picture, the subway moves through a giant rib cage and the protagonist has nightmares about a man jumping in front of a train. Far from glorifying suicide, the video is likely to discourage young viewers from aspiring to mind-numbing jobs. Censorship blows.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


All contents ©2015 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation