Following on from my post earlier this month about weird music videos I thought I would share a few more utterly strange and fantastic music videos.
The Tears of the Dragon by Bruce Dickinson
I have absolutely no idea what is going on in this six minutes of epic rock aside from Mr Dickinson appears to have been transported to some dream land where he is tormented by a fat gold guy and then has to have a fight with the ocean. Brilliant stuff. 🙂 The presence of the fat guy always makes me think of the Dunlop Tyres advert from the early 90s which featured the Velvet Underground’s Venus in Furs.
God of Emptiness by Morbid Angel
The power of the dark side is strong with these ones. There’s something horrifically Lovecraftian about this video. The transformation of the supplicant over the course of the video coupled with the bizarre albino monks and the Middle Eastern/Classical Mediterranean feel of the setting makes this an especially weird video. Not really surprising seeing as the album from which this ditty comes, Covenant, also features the song Angel of Disease with the following chorus:
Angel of disease one who shuns the light
Shub Niggurath goat with one thousand young
Can I Play With Madness? by MAIDEN
Couldn’t have this much metal ( \m/ ) in a post without including the masters of fantastical metal now could I? After all, I’ve already included Brucey. This video always made me think of MR James for some reason. The dusty academic meddling with that which he doesn’t understand. That being METAL in this case. 😀
Revolution Action by Atari Teenage Riot
Watch what happens when the capitalist hegemony devours itself. 😉