1 Aug

The Back to the Drawing board theme continues. Another reason for a band to redo a music video is to capitalize on newfound success. Take for instance, the band She Wants Revenge. The band puts out the song “These Things” as their first single and it doesn’t do very well. It has a fine music video with all sorts of sexy imagery but the band doesn’t catch fire. Their second video comes out, this one for the song “Tear You Apart”. The song with it’s Joaquin Phoenix directed video is a hit. Suddenly the band and record company feel the need to capitalize on the success, so they re-release “These Things”. But they couldn’t just leave the perfectly fine music video well enough alone. No. They redid it and brought in a bit of star power- Shirley Manson of Garbage. So which video is better. I like them both. Did making a new video help them any? Actually yes. People were interested in seeing Shirley Manson. So this was a new video that paid off.

Song 631- “These Things” by She Wants Revenge
Original version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWAOLdqlnvc
Shirley version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA_zWvPIkBI


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