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Justice – Stress (Official Video)

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Justice – Stress (Official Video)

Justice

Sep 25, 2013 / 6.45 min

We wanted to start out strong when posting our first official music video, so we decided on one of the most controversial music videos of all time (don’t take our word for it, both Dazed & NME think so too).

Directed by Romain Gavras, the video follows a group of young Parisian teenagers violently harassing civilians, vandalizing property, mugging people…you name it.

Backlash was immediate, for the graphic nature of the video but also as accusations of racism soon followed.

Eventually, the band had to put out a statement:

“The film was never intended as a stigmatisation of the banlieue, nor an incitation to violence, nor above all, as an underhanded way to deliver a racist message. From the beginning Stress was meant to be a clip unairable on television for a track unairable on the radio and we have refused any television broadcast of the clip, so as to impose it on no one.”

The song itself received mostly positive reviews though.

A parody clip was released soon after and is absolutely brilliant. See it below:

Arts & Crafts, Music

Big Ideas (don’t get any)

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Big Ideas (don’t get any)

James Houston

Jun 2, 2008 / 3.57 min

Back in 2008, Radiohead promoted a competition inviting fans to create remixes of “Nude”, which also had some other working titles such as “Big Ideas” and “(Don’t Get Any) Big Ideas”.

Hard to say for sure if this video came as a direct result of that competition but seeing it was created about that time (just months apart), it’s safe to assume it worked as an inspiration for the very least.