Prison Sex (song)


Prison Sex (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Prison Sex


Artist = Tool
from Album = Undertow
Released = 1994
Format = Promo CD
Recorded = 1992
Genre = Alternative metal, Progressive rock
Length = 4:56
Label = Volcano Records
Producer = Tool and Sylvia Massy
Last single =
This single = "Prison Sex"
(1993)
Next single = "Sober"
(1993)

"Prison Sex" is a song by American progressive rock band Tool. It was their first single and second music video from their first full-length album, "Undertow".

Track listing

# "Prison Sex (LP Version)"
# "Undertow (Live)"
# "Opiate (Live)"
# "Prison Sex (Edit)"

Controversy

With the release of the 1994 single "Prison Sex" and its music video, directed and created by Adam Jones, MuchMusic called the band into question by deeming the video too graphic and offensive,cite web | url=http://www.exclaim.ca/index.asp?layid=22&csid=1&csid1=685 | title=Stepping Out From the Shadows | accessdate=2006-03-06 | year=2001 | author=Roman Sokal] later running an episode of its "Too Much 4 Much" series to discuss the video. MTV stopped airing the "Prison Sex" video after a few viewings — both due to a symbolic dealing with the sensitive subject of child abuse. [cite web | url=http://toolshed.down.net/articles/text/sfc.nov.94.html | title=A Tool for the Truly Cool - Big hit of Lollapalooza tour gears up for second album | accessdate=2006-03-02 | year=1994 | work=San Francisco Chronicle] Maynard James Keenan, who wrote the lyrics, has been quite clear about his antipathy towards his stepfather during early interviews about the song. [cite web | url=http://toolshed.down.net/faq/faq.html | title=F10. | work=The Tool FAQ | accessdate=2006-03-02 | author=Kabir Akhtar | format=TXT]

Video

The video for "Prison Sex" was created with stop-motion animation techniques, and was directed by the band's guitarist Adam Jones (who had previous experience in art direction and animation). The video was removed from the MTV playlist due to its disturbing content. "Prison Sex" was also nominated for 1995's MTV Music Video Awards' BestSpecial Effects category. [http://toolshed.down.net/articles/index.php?action=view-article&id=January_1997--Circus_magazine.html]

The "Prison Sex" video was edited by Ken Andrews.

amples

Notes

External links

* [http://toolshed.down.net/faq/faq.html The unofficial Tool FAQ]


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