Here it is, my top ten favorite music videos in no specific order.
Tool ~ Prison SexAnother Claymated masterpiece and was directed my Adam Jones himself. This video is one of those that makes you feel something every time you watch it. Sometimes you feel dirty, sometimes removed or inspired. It's so artsy and dark, but my favorite part is the cute little white guy you almost feel sorry for. Plus the song is just fuckin' bitchin'
NIN ~ Closer
I remember when MTV took this off the air because it was too offensive. I think it's still one of the most original and beautifully dark videos I have ever seen. But you know what? I miss the crack skinny Trent Reznor in this video, now he's all body builder big.
Primus ~ Mr. Krinkle
I love this video. It took a while to do it in one take and I appreciate the hard work. Plus, Les Claypool freaks my daughter out in the pig costume and I think that's funny. I've seen this video probably more than the rest on the list due to having all of Primus' videos on DVD, but this is the best.
RHCP ~ Around the World
Oh how I love this song and video so much! Is it because I love to watch Anthony dance in and out of a spectre lady or because he is the only song writer to make ding dang dong dang sound like poetry in this gem of a song? It might be because he has his shirt off the whole time or because it's just a badass video.
Tom Petty ~ Don't come around here no more
This one is pretty obvious why it's one of my favorites. It's an awesome portrayal of Alice in Wonderland (before it was cool) and the part with the cake sticks in my head and makes me all fuzzy inside.
STP ~ Sour Girl
Is there anything better than watching Scott's skeletal body twist and grind? I think not. Other than him being one of my favorite performers for his flamboyant dancing he is one of my favorite voices out there. STP was on top in the grunge era and still is when it comes to my iPod. Scott is always changing his voice or style of music, we just bought his Christmas album ;) This video has a lot of my favorite drugged out Weiland. Plus SMG is a cutie.
Fat Boy Slim ~Weapon of Choice
Let's face it, Christopher Walken dancing for 3 minutes is just pure magic. We are HUGE Christopher Walken fans here, Cian even does a great impression. You just couldn't get anyone better.
Talking Heads ~ Once in a Lifetime
Same as it ever was! Enough said!
Pearl Jam ~ Jeremy
This song brings back so many memories, it was the first song my dad let me sing the word "FUCK" as loud as I wanted as long as I sang the rest of the song. I love Eddie's facial expressions in each cut away, it's brilliant. And there is just something about his look at 3:48 that just gives me this grin on my face.
Tool ~ Ænema
Is this not just a cool fucking video? It's almost like watching a little short and it's so impressively done. Plus I love the song for it's strong lyrics about these dumb-founded dipshits, they aren't too keen on Scientology or any religion for that matter. This is yet another stop-motion video directed by 'the' Adam Jones beautifully picturing the extremely powerful song.