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#1
I can see why you would be anti-MTV or against the music industry, but why oppose the act (art?) of making music videos all together? The only bands I can think of right now that did this are Fugazi and Pixies, but I know there's lots.
#3
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Probably because they feel they are musicians, rather than actors

A lot of mainstream artists should start thinking that way.
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#4
Some say linking a video to a song takes something away from the music.

I personally don't agree with that though
#5
Maybe they would rather put time into writing more music instead of making a video.
#6
A song doesn't need a visual accompaniment, at least that's the view that some people have. It happens, no big deal.
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#7
Quote by fender_696
Probably because they feel they are musicians, rather than actors

They don't have to be featured in it, though. Not to mention it could be a live video
#8
Were those bands against music videos, or did they just not make any. Cause I understand not making any, but legitimately opposing them is stupid
#9
M.T.V. Get off the...M.T.V. get off the...M.T.V. get off the air!
Seriously though, as much as I love the Dead Kennedys and that song, If it weren't for MTV, Beavis and Butthead might never have been.
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#10
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Were those bands against music videos, or did they just not make any. Cause I understand not making any, but legitimately opposing them is stupid

Fugazi were against it and didn't make any. Pixies were against it, but their record label made them do videos anyway. So they decided to make shitty videos to troll the label. (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHhox4_SeHQ )

Also, The Replacements did something similar to Pixies where their video was just a picture of a radio.
#12
Probably because it costs the band money to do a video as well. Another reason why not to.
#13
I heard or read somewhere that Pixies did not make any videos because their record label was very small at the time. Actually I believe I've seen a couple of music videos from Pixies before, at least for moneky gone to heaven.

Anyway, I believe some bands do not make videos because of money issues or because due to their lyrics those videos will not receive any airplay. In the end making music videos is a a way promote an album or a band.
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#14
Well, the reason you would make a music video would be if your song is being played on TV. If you don't have a video, what will they show? Just the album cover?

I would guess someone like Fugazi would do it to be against MTV, rather than against the idea of a music video.
I've seen a music video by the Pixies.
#15
Can be expensive and doesn't give a lot in return. Major labels will often make them because it's mostly recoupable for them (the artist pays the money back from their royalties)
#16
Because it's not HARDCORE or it's not UNDERGROUND enough.

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#17
i feel its a form of selling out. its like adding more propoganda to an already good well known song. but this is just me so idk
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#18
why they should? they are musicians.

To be honest, videos of the band playing "live" are really stupid... and there are videos which are completely awesome

i'll give you an example

Stupid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFkzRNyygfk

Awesome:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vgMYcMROcc&feature=related

Stupid:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMJIc9USE2U&feature=PlayList&p=D2433432617DCE73&playnext_from=PL&index=0&playnext=1

Awesome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbSZa1b3M_E
#19
I don't like music videos at all.

To me, they add a visual interpretation of the music to the song, which I don't like; I like to be able to interpret the song visually on my own rather than having it put in front of me by the artist. I think it limits the imagination of the listener.
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#21
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I don't like music videos at all.

To me, they add a visual interpretation of the music to the song, which I don't like; I like to be able to interpret the song visually on my own rather than having it put in front of me by the artist. I think it limits the imagination of the listener.

This is what I was talking about.

Though I don't personally agree with this, I think it's the only real reason why someone could be against making videos. I don't think a song has to have a visual imagery, either imaginary or given, so the existence of it doesn't alter the experience
#22
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Why do some bands oppose making music videos?
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#23
Julian Casablancas said the idea of standing around pretending to sing and play is "retarded".
#24
Rick Astley doesn't like music videos. He finds them repetitive.
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#25
Because they dont wanna be like the Jonas Fags. or Hanah Mon-fail-a. I give them props for not wanting to be like those two.

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#27
One of my favorite bands (Protest The Hero) has made quite a few music videos and they're still not very well known around here.

Just my two cents.
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#28
Musicians sell music, not themselves. That's for hookers and actors.
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#29
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M.T.V. Get off the...M.T.V. get off the...M.T.V. get off the air!
Seriously though, as much as I love the Dead Kennedys and that song, If it weren't for MTV, Beavis and Butthead might never have been.


a sacrifice I'd be willing to make.

I guess...there's really no need to make a video, what's the point? Besides getting more publicity.
#30
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Because making a music video makes you into a sellout that doesn't care about music?

Quote by 18th_Angel
Musicians sell music, not themselves. That's for hookers and actors.


Really? So real musicians shouldn't try to market themselves to make themselves more well known, even when they are starting out?
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#31
Because usually the videos completely fail to capture the imagery and mood the song on its own has.

I don't know if that's the reason, but if I opposed it that'd be why.
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#33
Quote by 18th_Angel
Musicians sell music, not themselves. That's for hookers and actors.

It's funny how you have an APC avatar, as Maynard disagrees with that.

EDIT: In fact if an artist isn't putting themselves into the music they're selling it's probably not worth buying.
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#34
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Hanah Mon-fail-a.

Urgh.

Replacing a syllable of a band or person's name with a put-down is already pretty lame, but that doesn't even work. "Fail" doesn't share a single sound with "tan", they both have an "a" in them but they're still different vowel sounds. This is the worst portmantau ever.
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#35
any Tool video = art

basically anything else = a person or band who was created to represent an image (whatever that image may be) affirming their image. most of the time, its just shallow promotion.

Why have people forgotten that music is an art?

I'm not saying tool are the only ones who create good, thought provoking videos that actually compliment the music, but the thing is, unless you have something profound or in the least interesting to say with a video, why bother? It's like when a generic metalcore band takes a promo with too much exposure and their arms crossed.

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#36
Really? So real musicians shouldn't try to market themselves to make themselves more well known, even when they are starting out?
Of course you need to market your music. The point is that you sell it based its musical merits rather than how much cleavage you show in your videos.


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It's funny how you have an APC avatar, as Maynard disagrees with that.

Yes because my avatar that I chose when I signed up 4 years ago is a clear indication of my personal philosophy . Do I need to agree with the singer in some rock band in order to like their music? No. Do I even care what he thinks? No. I buy CDs with Maynard singing, not books with him discussing his philosophies.
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#37
Quote by 18th_Angel
Of course you need to market your music. The point is that you sell it based its musical merits rather than how much cleavage you show in your videos.


Yes because my avatar that I chose when I signed up 4 years ago is a clear indication of my personal philosophy . Do I need to agree with the singer in some rock band in order to like their music? No. Do I even care what he thinks? No. I buy CDs with Maynard singing, not books with him discussing his philosophies.


You can change your avatar...
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#38
Well, if you aren't extremely popular then what's the point? Not many people will see it anyway. Plus there aren't as many networks dedicated to playing music videos.
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#40
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