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Desc:The unedited version of the music video banned from MTV for violent content.
Category:Religious, Arts
Tags:Floppy, 80s, Christian, 666, Degarmo and Key
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infinite zest
I guess they were before my time but this was on MTV? I don't remember other Christian rock bands being on there except for Stryper but their message of rocking straight through Christ's body and mind was pretty veiled.
From the wiki...

"DeGarmo & Key were the first Christian group to have a music video appear on MTV. The original video for the song "Six, Six, Six" was one of a number of videos that MTV pulled from rotation due to violent content.

The purge was a public reaction to the U.S. Senate hearings on sex and violence in music. MTV had ironically misinterpreted the song "Six, Six, Six" as an anti-Christian statement. According to industry news reports at the time, MTV exec Sandra Sparrow was unaware that DeGarmo & Key were a Christian band when she included the video in a list of videos to be excised. An embarrassed MTV allowed DeGarmo & Key to submit a re-edited version, which was placed back into rotation. Removed from the re-edited video was a short scene of a man representing the Antichrist being set on fire."

Boomer The Dog
If it was pulled from MTV for violence, why would it matter if it was Christian or Satanic violence?

I hadn't seen the video, but remember when a local Christian rock show played this song a good bit, Brother Bill. He was an older sounding gentleman, but he played hip, teen music, and I thought his show was pretty good.


I mean, I can see why. It's basically the NIN Broken video of it's time.
infinite zest
Which video? Broken and Fixed were really the only two NIN albums I liked but I just had tapes of them.

Oh, infinite_zest, we have such we have such sights to show you. Peter Christopherson directed a longform film set to most of the songs from Broken. When it was done, they realized there really was no outlet for it, so they gave a couple copies to some friends, and left a few other copies at rental shops in LA, which led to rumors, poorly dubbed bootlegs, and kind of an underground legend. Sleazy spoke about it here - http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/interviews/sleazy-peter-christ opherson-unedited

In the mid-late 90s, there was this mystique around it - it looked like a pretty intense snuff film at times, which coupled with the Happiness in Slavery video, made for one of the more shocking things I saw in my teens.

A little while ago now, Trent surreptitiously posted a DVD quality copy up to TPB (complete with scenes previously missing from the bootlegs), and it was very briefly up on their Vimeo channel, but it's actually back to being a little bit tricky to get ahold of.

infinite zest
Cool! My teens were pretty much just bootlegs that friends made me. I actually still have a tape that says Depeche Mode Violator that's actually Joy Division Unknown Pleasures, as well as many other things. I really didn't start buying cassettes until I had my first job, so this scene was pretty much over, Throbbing Gristle and Coil included.

Besides my fumble about the Human League/New Order mixup (I admit total defeat on that one but once again a CD was labeled wrong for me) I haven't really explored this music too much. But I love Current 93's About A Goth Girl and pretty much anything on Broken or Fixed, but I should dive deeper. I know that Coil were sort of Neo-Nazis but that's like totally debatable and a bunch of other stuff?

Anyway there's no good music out right now that I can think of so I've been sort of taking a time machine approach to experimental/industrial British stuff from the 90s. See you on the flip flop!

Coil weren't neo-Nazis, they were gay pagans who talked a lot of mysticism and magic. One of the guys in that greater scene most certainly had neo-Nazi leanings, and I think it might have actually been a dude in Current 93. The topic comes up on the Coil Facebook group every now and then - a very odd group I got introduced to on account of my having helped unearth previously unreleased Coil remixes of NIN songs a couple years back, now available as a vinyl release. My name's on a Coil/NIN record, that's probably the coolest musical thing that I'll ever be loosely associated with, and I'm okay with that.

There's a lot of Coil on the Internet Archive, actually, and if you like their treatments of Broken songs, check out Further Down the Spiral if you aren't already familiar.

infinite zest
Yeah I've actually got that one on CD, or I mean it's probably somewhere in my parents' house. That was such a weird time because record stores wouldn't sell anything with Parental Advisory on the cover to me, but I could just go to the other store that sold exclusively punk and metal and buy whatever I wanted. Or the grocery store, where I bought Gwar Hell-O on cassette because it didn't have a label so they didn't care. Oh the Clinton years..

It was A Gothic Love Song actually.. I listened to it again today and it's so beautiful. I think I take for granted how much that particular movement influenced a lot of what I like, just as much as 70s punk or 90s backpacker rap, etc. :)

infinite zest
Thanks for the info by the way! Last time I was trying to get into all the music I was in a pretty tiny spot and my housemate blasted stuff like Buck Owens and Hank Williams over it whenever I was trying to listen, so I'd turn it louder, he'd turn it louder.. it was one of those things.

Binro the Heretic
Yeah, that's why they wouldn't show it on Mtv, all that "violent content."
Shanghai Tippytap
man, fundies really thought barcode readers were the mark of the beast?

Binro the Heretic

Also, pencil & paper RPGs were satanic rituals.

And when Harry Potter became popular, they claimed the books taught kids to cast real magic spells...through Satanism.

Don't copy that floppy.
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