FIGHTSTAR mit alternativer Videoversion

 

Deep Elm Records haben eine alternative Version des "Paint Your Target" Videos von FIGHTSTAR online gestellt. Die original Version, so befürchtete man, fördere Gewalt in der Schule. Zu sehen sind Schulkinder, die mit ihren Fingern Waffen nachahmen und ein kleines Kriegsspiel am laufen haben. Medien wollten das Video nicht zeigen. Hier der Pressetext:

Due to concern by major broadcasters over school violence content, Deep Elm Records is releasing an alternate video for FIGHTSTAR's "Paint Your Target," the first single from the London-based band's debut "They Liked You Better When You Were Dead." The original video for "Paint Your Target" features school children in a spirited game of playground war. Although the video contains simulated gunfire and explosions, there are actually no weapons in the video.

While no US media outlet has officially banned the video, there have been issues expressed to the label concerning "questionable content" and "broadcast standards," perhaps following suit of UK counterparts such as the BBC, which declared the video "offensive" and refused to show it on any of its terrestrial stations.

Regarding the video, FIGHTSTAR bassist and Dan Haigh stated "this is social commentary on how violence is inherent in our culture. It's a real shame that rock music can't be the platform for revolution in modern media like it used to be."

"Censorship has gone too far. This is a bunch of school children playing with their fingers pointed like guns. You'll find this on every playground in America" added Deep Elm founder John Szuch. "We live in a society of war...perhaps we need to focus on what we are teaching our children."

The original video was directed by FIGHTSTAR's Dan Haigh for Horsie In The Hedge Cinema. The new, alternate video for "Paint Your Target" was directed by Sam Brown for Flynn Productions. Deep Elm Records encourages you to watch both videos and draw your own conclusions.


ere were no actual weapons shown. US media has expressed concern with "questionable content" in the video while the BBC earlier declared it offensive and refused to show it on their terrestrial station in the UK. The song in question appeared on the band's recent record They Liked You Better When You Were Dead.

Bassist Dan Haigh, who directed the video, and Deep Elm founder John Szuch both released statements:

Haigh: "this is social commentary on how violence is inherent in our culture. It's a real shame that rock music can't be the platform for revolution in modern media like it used to be."

Szuch: "Censorship has gone too far. This is a bunch of school children playing with their fingers pointed like guns. You'll find this on every playground in America... We live in a society of war...perhaps we need to focus on what we are teaching our children."

The new alternative video for "Paint Your Target" was directed by Sam Brown for Flynn Productions. Both versions of the video are now online to view.


Um euch selber einen Eindtuck zu verschaffen könnt ihr unter nachfolgenden Links beide Versionen checken:
Original | Alternate