- Prison Sex (song)
Name = Prison Sex
Artist = Tool
from Album = Undertow
Released = 1994
Format = Promo CD
Recorded = 1992
Alternative metal, Progressive rock
Length = 4:56
Producer = Tool and
Last single =
This single = "Prison Sex"
Next single = "Sober"
# "Prison Sex (LP Version)"
# "Undertow (Live)"
# "Opiate (Live)"
# "Prison Sex (Edit)"
With the release of the 1994 single "Prison Sex" and its music video, directed and created by Adam Jones,
MuchMusiccalled 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. MTVstopped 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]
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
* [http://toolshed.down.net/faq/faq.html The unofficial Tool FAQ]
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