Sunday, July 27, 2008
THE CARDIGANS : My Favourite Game
Riding high on the success of previous hit 'Lovefool', Swedish five-piece 'The Cardigans' caused quite a stir when this video hit the airwaves ten years ago. So much so that it was released in two different versions, the other (G rated) version featuring lead singer Nina merely driving a car for the entire clip. But this is the version that caused such a stir, eventually being banned from countless music channels the world over and not because it appeared Nina's tattoo was rubbing off on the red leather upholstery. No, the band was slammed because the clip featured Nina erratically driving a convertible, in some parts steering it with her feet, in others drifting wildly across the road causing innumerable car accidents and all while not wearing a seatbelt. It was feared that the world's impressionable youths might try to emulate Nina's behaviour behind the wheel. With four different endings, this version of the clip features Nina standing in the car, her arms outstretched before colliding head-on with a van filled with her band-mates. It's a hairy ride through the deserts of California - particularly with The Cardigans. Don't try this at home...
Posted by auspOp at Sunday, July 27, 2008