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I thought I would get everyones opinion on MG/MGB songs that they think should have become a single release and had a music video. maybe say any songs that you think shouldnt have become singles.


I'm personally quite suprised that Double Life and Born to Kill were never made into singles.


I really dont think In A World Called Catastrophe should have become a single. Near Fantastica should have been the 2nd single (maybe even the first) off Avalanche.




well thats my opinion, whats everyone else's?

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Although it's not my favorite song of all time, I would've liked to have seen a video for Double Life.


(I have one planned out in my head)




(Actually, for several songs)



;) :angry:


Where the hell's the embarassed smiley when you need it.

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I woulda loved to see Advertising on Police Cars as a single.. it woulda been a great way to end the MGB era.. on such a powerful and emotional front.


Here's my idea for the video:



I'm thinking of a music video that runs in slow motion sorta.. like a dream sequence.. and it starts off gloomy and dark.. like a blue or greyish colour.. and you see a person crouched up beside a grave.. rockin back and forth.. slowly just pondering.. and its sorta zoomed in so you see the person, the tombstone and a little bit of the background of the graveyard.. I guess it should be raining.. and then when matt sings "hey mr chips.. hows the wife and all the kids...." the person looks up and closes his eyes.. and the camera goes into the guy's thought process and thinks back to the memories of him and the dead person.. so its like a flashback.. and the video slowly progresses *to coincide with the slowness of the song* throughout it.. and maybe after 2-3 scenes of the dead person enjoying his/her life.. then the story of the video unfolds.. and it shows corruption within the government and the police (and youll see police cars with ads on them.. or cop cars covered with slogans that kill your morale).. which showcase corruption of the people in power..


And youll see the streets covered in pollution and lots of poor beggars with rags for clothes and theyre malnuritioned.. while the cops and people inside buildings are in lavish clothing.. and as the song progresses.. its just basically showcasing the horrible life that people are living as those in power are evil.. and you see middle class people closing their windows and curtains as the people of power (i suppose the military) is walking down the streets kicking and shoving the many many beggars out of their way..


So the weather is dark and gloomy.. but not yet raining.. and you see a big fire amidst the whole chaos of the streets.. and around the fire a group of police officers who are tossing books and learning goods into the fire.. and theres a closeup of the book cover that reads "1984" and others such as "the Bible" *for more effect* and then something innocent like "hansel and gretel.."


And then there 2 people are leaning against a cop car (and the cop car will say something like "No mind can go educated.") yet the 2 people are holding a book reading it.. (which signifies learning.. and the lyric "your death will sell you out as someone smart") and the

3-4 cops start to run towards them.. and they start beating down the guy who was holding the book.. with their batons.. and one cop pulls out a gun and shoots him.. but meanwhile the 2nd guy has run away.. and watches the first guy getting beaten up and finally shot (the

screen doesnt show the actually shot.. just the cop pulling out a gun and you see the 2nd guy sitting in the fetal position in a corner.. watching and he's got watery eyes.. and you hear a bang.. and the screen flashes black.. to show like a forward motion of time.. and then it kinda flashes back to the graveyard.. but like to the time thats 5-10 min before the scene of the opening of the video.. and you see the 2nd guy standing at his friends grave.. and he looks solemn and has his head down.. and he pulls out a book and starts reading from it.. and you see tears rolling down his eyes.. and then he goes onto his knees and rests his head on the tombstone.. as if to pray for his friend.. and when he looks up.. you get the exact same shot from the opening scene.. and this time the camera zooms out to show the whole picture.. and the guy is surrounded by the same cops.. and theyre all armed and pointing their guns at him.. and the screen starts to zoom away.. at the end of the song.. and it starts to get fuzzy.. (because when you back out.. the screen loses its focus) so its blurrier and blurrier.. but then you see the body of the guy.. go from being on his knees to falling down onto his face and the 4 cops slowly walk away.. but one picks up the book and throws it in a nearby puddle.. and the ink from the pages is starting to run.. from the rain.. and the final slogan of the video appears as somethng motivational that touches on the importance of knowledge or fight for your freedom/rights.. then goes black..


A lot of people didnt like this idea, but oh well, I thought it was neat.

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Oooh, I like that. But my feeling about that song is that it isn't about corruption, it's about commercialism.


I'd like a video for 21st century living, but without any censoring.


This year in Media class I'm thinking of making a video from 'Every name is my name'.

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That's a neat idea. I bet it would look really good played out.

The only problem with most of the songs mentioned here are that they're too long for radio. The average radio single is only 3 and half minutes long. I'd like to see 'A Boy And His Machine Gun' made into a video, or War Child using 'Blue Skies Over Bad Lands' like they did on the version of 'Knocking On Heavens Door' by Avril Lavigne.

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Wow. now thats an idea for a video. of course you would have to inlude all the members from the band as assorted charachters, kinda like strange days. I also agree that double life should've had a video. it just seemed like the kind of song that would be something you could hear on radio. It could've been one of those "live" music videos too.

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I think that a cool part for an imaginary music video for Double Life would be starting around the 3:03 mark, mg on a rollercoaster and as he's "yeah yeah-ing" the rollercoaster is slowly climbing, and when the music starts again, the rollercoaster goes all crazy fast down a hill.


That wasn't a very good explanation, but it looks pretty damn cool in my mind.

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Unfortunately, Near Fantastica could never work as a video because it's too long and the average listener wouldn't appreciate it's length and beauty as much as we would...


I would have liked to have seen Advertising on Police Cars or maybe Sort of a Protest Song as the first single from AoB. I don't think Carmalina is one of Matt Good's best, even on AoB. It would have been neat to see an acoustic song like I, the Throw Away as well... 'cause that's one of my favourites.


I think there should have been a fourth video from Underdogs? How 'bout My Out of Style is Coming Back? And definitly Giants from BM, with cheerleaders (not cause I'm a perve, well okay that's part of it)..... lol, that's just a great song.


Anyways.... Cheers.

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Near fantastica wouldve worked as a video because i heard a short version played on the radio many times on local radio stations. it was about 4 minutes long. And If i recall properly a video was going to be released for the song, but matt hurt his leg near the begining of the shoot. not totally sure but i read it somewhere.

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