Old Music Tuesdays: Faith No More “Stripsearch” video
Welcome to another Old Music Tuesday! Anyone who knows me or is familiar with my blog will not be shocked to learn that I am a huge Mike Patton fanboy. Today, I wanted to share a quick Faith No More video. The song, Stripsearch, is taken from Faith No More’s final studio album, Album of the Year. The song was also the band’s penultimate single, released right before the band announced their break-up. It was composed in a simple MIDI format, accounting for the song’s heavy electronic influence.
The video is based on a screenplay by Billy Gould, the band’s bass player. Mike Patton is in Berlin waiting at a military checkpoint. The inspector finds something wrong with his passport, and… well, just watch the video. It’s a pretty simple idea, but effective in evoking a response from the viewer. This is one of my favorite Faith No More songs, and my favorite of their videos as it presents issues about which I am passionate; security, authority, and control.
Please enjoy the video, and comments are always appreciated. Enjoy!
Mike Patton stuff on this website
- Mike Patton’s Guest Spots
- Faith No More concert review
- Old Music Tuesdays: Faith No More
- Faith No More Stripsearch
- Old Music Tuesdays: Mr. Bungle
- Tomahawk concert review
- Tomahawk Red Fox
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