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Video for "Personal Jesus", 1989:




Originally, I was hunting this down for raqs, because she introduced me to the Marilyn Manson cover recently, but she was unaware it was a cover of this older song. I hadn't seen the video... since it came out, basically, I think. But I figured YouTube must have it. And then I thought, why not share it with everyone?

Now, the weird thing? This isn't the video for the song that I remember. :-/ So now I'm trying to figure out what video I *am* remembering, and what it could possibly be *for*.

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eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
I ran across it while shopping on iTunes for the MM cover, and bought both. :) I like 'em both in different ways. It seems fitting that Cash covered it.
raqs
Mar. 30th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
aaaaaahhhhh! johnny cash? johnny cash??? can you send it to me!!???
raqs
Mar. 30th, 2008 01:01 am (UTC)
never mind, i'll just buy it.
emilytheslayer
Mar. 28th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
Can you describe the video you're thinking of?
eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Very similar, but... Western desert landscape. But (IIRC), bright, super-saturated colors. (Rather than the sepias/b&w's of this vid.) Guys in black. What I see most clearly in my head is a shot from ground level, looking out at a highway, with a lizard in the near foreground. I also see in my head a guy in black, with black sunglasses and cowboy boots, tapping his heel to (what I really thought was) the rhythm of this particular song.
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cityofbeige
Mar. 29th, 2008 12:17 am (UTC)
the guys all go into either a bar or a diner and are sitting at an L shaped counter at some point.

Sort of like that famous Edward Hopper painting?
eregyrn
Mar. 29th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Nope, never saw them in concert.

Not getting a *ping* off the bar/diner image, but that might not mean anything. (Clearly my brain will LATCH onto something, but not necessarily retain other stuff.)
okojosan
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
OMG I know what you're talking about, and no I can't remember what it's called. Augh!

This is going to drive me craaaazy!
eclecticavatar
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
she was unaware it was a cover of this older song.

*deep, resigned sigh from the aging goth girl*
eregyrn
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Well, it's not like it's a "kids today!" thing. She's my age. ;-) And I was *never* a goth-girl, but we were in college at the time, it's not like we were *unaware* of Depeche Mode. My belief is that she somehow managed to write over the sectors of her brain that had been aware of the song from when it came out. Because there is no other logical explanation for how *I* would have known about it at that time, but she didn't.
eclecticavatar
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
Still... That's no excuse for thinking Marilyn Manson wrote an original song that's *that* good! =P
eregyrn
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
*SNORT*
cityofbeige
Mar. 29th, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
This is true. I can't think of anything that Manson originally wrote that was actually good.
eregyrn
Mar. 29th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
I like "The Beautiful People". It was the only MM song I actually owned, prior to buying the "Personal Jesus" cover.
eclecticavatar
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
I always loved this one. Dave Gahan in a lawn chair on top of a mountain dressed like a king? What could be more *right*? ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQtzOOz6Y6c
eregyrn
Mar. 29th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, I love that one. It's awesome. :)
wadjet_theperv
Mar. 29th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yah. Personal Jesus. Loving it.

I really liked Depeche Mode a lot more than I was willing to admit at the time, and although I don't have much time for Marilyn Manson (he's one of these kids who loves to shock but forgets it's all been done before) he does make good cover choices and normally does a decent job of them.
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