Smashing Pumpkins have posted an unedited version of the controversial video for their new single ‘TRY TRY TRY’, directed by JONAS AKERLUND, on their official website.
Akerlund also directed the video for the Prodigy single, ‘Smack My Bitch Up’. The video for ‘Try Try Try’ depicts a day in the life of a couple addicted to drugs. The couple spend the day stealing and searching for ways to get heroin, which they then inject in public toilets. It is later discovered that the female is actually pregnant, and she has a miscarriage as a result of the drugs.
Until now only a handful of people have seen the video – most major TV stations in the US are refusing to show it in full. However, vocalist Billy Corgan has defended the video as “great art”. He told US website [url=]www.sonicnet.com: “We knew from the beginning that we were definitely going to encounter problems…We talked about it, and I said, if the worst thing is we have to submit edited or censored versions, that’s fine. Because we should know that a) we’re making great art and b) we’ll be able to put it on the website so anybody who wants to see it uncut will be able to, and of course some day when we put (out) some sort of video compilation it will be on there as well.”
The director’s cut is currently available on the band’s official website [url=]www.smashingpumpkins.com, and the single is released in the UK on September 11 through Virgin.
The band are confirmed to play a handful of final live shows in the UK this autumn. They play: Glasgow SECC (October 30) Manchester Apollo (31) Birmingham NEC (November 1) London Wembley Arena (3-4)
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