Foo Fighters' new video
July 2, 2003 12:59 AM   Subscribe

The video MTV doesn't want you to see [.asx. file]: Apparently the new Foo Fighters video is just too risque for the cutting edge entertainment channel (~pffft). This brief NYpost article has more. Either way, it's hilarious. It co-stars Jack Black, which is good enough for me. "Let's put the hammer down!"
posted by Witty (33 comments total)
you know, its possible that they wont play the video because.. well.. its dumb.
posted by onedarkride at 1:10 AM on July 2, 2003

""The video is not being played by MTV because of two controversial scenes . . . one depicting the two dressed in drag spanking each other, and one in which Grohl and Black's legs are horizontal on the floor, intermingling with each other, implying a sex scene."

Sooo, MTV is now against allusions to sex?! Riiiiiiiighttt.

I guess MTV has now moved to the right of Sandra Day O'Connor!
posted by dgaicun at 1:14 AM on July 2, 2003

I don't know about y'all, but Jack Black in drag does nothing for me.
posted by Katemonkey at 1:34 AM on July 2, 2003

What really put me off my lunch was Dave Grohl jerking off on camera - not so much that he did but rather the style of how he did it. When it comes to jerking off on camera there's only one thing I can say . . .
posted by Ryvar at 2:12 AM on July 2, 2003

MTV plays videos?
posted by birdherder at 2:12 AM on July 2, 2003

They are playing this on MTV2 and some of the other music channels in the UK....its not particularly offensive...apart from seeing the two of them in lay-dees underwear...which is enough to put anyone off their tea...

And besides - what onedarkride said...its a pretty piss poor video...
posted by mattr at 2:32 AM on July 2, 2003

MTV Europe has no problem with the video -- unfortunately. it's so unfunny that censorship is actually an act of kindness towards grohl and black

ps trucker hats are so passé already
posted by matteo at 3:05 AM on July 2, 2003

Over-produced, self-conscious, self-referential, artificial irony... that's the minimum requirement for music videos these days, and the Foos have long been leaders in that trend. I find that NOT seeing the video increases my enjoyment of Foo Fighters music... And whoever first put Dave Grohl in drag in a Nirvana video should be locked in a dark room forever.
posted by wendell at 3:38 AM on July 2, 2003

Thanks for posting this, Witty. I was dying to see it.
posted by greengrl at 5:22 AM on July 2, 2003

Dave Grohl should sue...

... whoever talked him into making this.
Jeez... I really want to like the Foo Fighters but they... just... fall... short...
posted by jpburns at 5:32 AM on July 2, 2003

And a drag queen seducing a classroom full of teenage boys was okay in a music video ten years ago because why? It was an Aerosmith song?
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:04 AM on July 2, 2003

Grohl and Black's legs are horizontal on the floor, intermingling with each other, implying a sex scene.

I thought their legs were parallel to the floor, straight up in the air. hmm maybe they were horizontal.
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 6:11 AM on July 2, 2003

Wow, MTV has gone on a tear lately... they've banned a Christina Aguilera video for being too raunchy, as well.
posted by RylandDotNet at 6:32 AM on July 2, 2003

Hilarious! The spanking's the best - that's an image that'll be burned into my memory for some time.
posted by sparky at 6:33 AM on July 2, 2003

you know, its possible that they wont play the video because.. well.. its dumb.

Uh... huh. You do realize that you're talking about MTV, right?
posted by soyjoy at 6:45 AM on July 2, 2003

MTV won't show a somewhat risque video? Holy shit, that's unheard of.

My money's on Jack Black just not being funny.
posted by angry modem at 6:55 AM on July 2, 2003

MTV plays videos? Since when?
posted by graventy at 6:56 AM on July 2, 2003

Based on the steady decline in quality that Grohl's songwriting has taken over the years, I'm mostly glad that MTV doesn't want me to see this (the alluring Jack Black notwithstanding).
posted by psmealey at 7:22 AM on July 2, 2003

Good move, MTV. Why would anyone in his right mind ever want to see Dave Grohl in drag? It's dated (as in oh-so-Nirvana-circa-Nevermind) and gross imho.
posted by 111 at 7:40 AM on July 2, 2003

MTV (or VH1) will eventually play it in a lame special (The Greatest Banned Videos During the Month of May 2003, perhaps). The once-banned "Smack My Bitch Up" and "Justify My Love" are running in heavy rotation in some "shocking moments" special. I can no longer decipher between MTV, VH1, or E!.
posted by alou73 at 8:39 AM on July 2, 2003

Not only are their videos dumb, but so are they. And dangerous.
posted by rhyax at 9:34 AM on July 2, 2003

"hey you, is that you? im stuck inside you. oooooooh"

"me and you. going no where. im right beside you. ooooh."

"screws inside. turn so tight. turning on you.. im hanging on you."

"taking you as low as you go"


posted by Satapher at 10:04 AM on July 2, 2003

Jack Black in a pink miniskirt. My life may never be the same. I think it's pretty funny that they banned it, I'm sure all that will do is make more people see the video. I haven't watched MTV in years, because they don't show music videos and I'm not their target demographic of 14 year olds, so the odds are that I wouldn't have seen this video if there hadn't been controversy about it.

That being said, I didn't think it was a great song or great video. It wasn't "outrageous" was pretentious, pseudoslapping at the establishment, of which they are both a very large part. Yawn.

As to the new Christina ban...whereas I don't like Ms. Aguilera's music...I can't see anything offensive in that video. (Well, there are some huge fashion faux pas, but that aside....)
posted by dejah420 at 10:09 AM on July 2, 2003

dejah, I think that's the edited video on her site. According to the story posted above, there were some suggestive scenes with her and a hose.

Ahh...Christina. You never fail to amaze.
What's with the black hair?
posted by graventy at 10:13 AM on July 2, 2003

Whatever the reason MTV has given the public, I think they're not playing this video because it's crappy. And I, for one, am offended by crappy videos.
posted by hammurderer at 10:26 AM on July 2, 2003

What a hilarious video! Only a socialist would disagree!
posted by wackybrit at 10:33 AM on July 2, 2003

Buffering for 5 minutes, then I get 1 second of video and audio. I'm on a T3, ergo the site must be totally bombed. Ahh well, I'll see it ... well, probably never.
posted by Hildago at 11:36 AM on July 2, 2003

so when do we see Dave Grohl in a movie or something. it's so obvious that he wants to be a movie star. he's quite a character.

the video? not sure why mtv would can this and not 99% of the rest that mtv plays. the christina is no worse than others as well. must be related to sensors. You can say ass, but not w/ hole. or god, and damn, but not together. you can move you hips as long as your hand or water hose isn't involved in the grinding.
posted by tomplus2 at 12:44 PM on July 2, 2003

Is it just me, or does Dave grohl really enjoy wearing ladies clothes?
posted by filmgeek at 2:08 PM on July 2, 2003

Wow, such critics. It's a music video. They're a free-for-all. Will the next post be negative raving over the quality of fast food?

Anyway, i thought it was sorta funny, just too long. And not enough nudity.
posted by jessie at 5:46 PM on July 2, 2003

gravenity, there's about 2 seconds of christina humping a hose. Really neither of these videos seem like anything in comparison to what madonna or george micheal did. and it seriously pales in comparison to the "real" world.

man, i would trade mtv2 for mtv anyday
posted by NGnerd at 7:24 PM on July 2, 2003

Looks like I'm in a minority here, but I really enjoyed that video.
posted by chrid at 12:54 AM on July 3, 2003

Any video that poses truck-driving trailer trash as a bunch of closeted cross-dressers who spank each other is okay with me.
posted by Down10 at 2:33 PM on July 3, 2003

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