Wednesday, December 01, 2004

A Perfect Circle - Imagine

From the new album "iMOTIVe", Maynard James Keenan returns with A Perfect Circle to deliver their most political album to date as they join the ranks of many other bands by protesting the war in Iraq with song. The album itself is actually a compilation of mostly famous anti-war songs from the past.

If you haven't guessed yet from the last sentece, Imagine is a cover of the famous ex-Beatle/hippie John Lennon. I didn't think it was possible to make this sad sounding song anymore depressing then it already is, but Maynard did it! The way the song is played and sung is VERY gloomy, almost hopeless sounding, and sounds more like Tool than the direction Maynard usually takes with A Perfect Circle.
And the video itself is again reminiscent of Tool, whereby you don't see the band, but it catches your interest the way they use all kinds of graphics and news footage to match the lyrics of the song. They even have one of those little information bars going accross the bottom of the screen so you think your watching a news report or something, but if you pay attention to the news bar, it's alot of weird and sometimes funny anti-war stuff being spun along.

Like I said before, this is a very gloomy and depressing video, but the strong message of the original song is still there. Definately worth checking out.
Video Rating: ***3/4


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