aka FIFTY TONS OF BLACK TERROR
Gas Porter Blues - 1995
Peter Morris made a fairly amusing video for this on Super 8 which, as far as we are aware, has never been publicly shown. A great shame, as it features the band enacting a rather literal interpretation of the lyrics. Not quite Pan's People, but it featured lots of dressing up, fake blood, hastily improvised defibulators, and throbbing red capsicum peppers! If anyone knows where Pete Morris is and what has happened to him - please get in touch!
Tongue Kung Fu - 1996
Black and white footage of the band fucking about (drinking from puddles etc.) on Hackney Marshes on a freezing November afternoon, intercut with pretty explosive colour footage of our first Halloween show at the Hope And Anchor pub, London. Apparently the video was never fully completed, although we have seen rushes...
Voyeur's Blues - 1997
Espionage-themed interpretation. Shot with a big-budget sponsorship deal some friends had sprung for us, at London's swanky Russell Hotel. This video featured Charlie (begrudgingly) spying, stalking and pillow-fighting (for fuck's sake!) with a skinny young girl. Sadly, the production values ended up making it look like an advert for Barclay's Bank or somesuch. The band were so unhappy with the results that they commisioned a second video (see below)
Voyeur's Blues - 1998
This time shot to a brief which centred around fast-cut fighting, flames, blood and explosions. 'What could go wrong?' you ask... Again the damned production values ended up scuppering any hopes of stirring any visceral excitement... Lusciously over-exposed, and with that 'Vaseline-On-The-Lens' look, the impression is that of faeries having an orgy in a soft-focus, feather-filled Gilbert and George-designed 'mise-en-scene'. Oh dear.