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The Cranberries - Zombie (Official Music Video) ((INSTALL))

"Zombie" was released with a music video in October 1994.[80] The video was directed by Samuel Bayer,[29][80] and produced by Doug Friedman and HSI. Productions. The music video was filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the heart of the Troubles with real footage,[81][82] and in Dublin.[80] Bayer's argument for being able to record video footage of murals, children and soldiers on patrol in Belfast was made under a false pretext. "We had a [cover] story that we were making a documentary about the peace-keeping efforts in Ireland", he said.[19] O'Riordan remembered Bayer telling her "how tense it was and how he was blown away by the whole thing. He got footage of the kids jumping from one building to another, and he got a lot of footage of the army. He was a very good director".[83] The performance footage in colour was filmed on a sound stage in Los Angeles over a period of six days.[29][80]

The Cranberries - Zombie (Official Music Video)


The music video for "Zombie" was banned by the BBC because of its "violent images".[84][85] It was also banned by the RTÉ, Ireland's national broadcaster. Instead, both the BBC and the RTÉ opted to broadcast an edited version focusing on footage of the band in a live performance, a version that the Cranberries essentially disowned. Despite their efforts to maintain the original video "out of view from the public", some of the initial footage prevailed, with scenes of children holding guns.[29][84] The song reached No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart.[29]

In March 2003, on the eve of the outbreak of war in Iraq, the British Government and the Independent Television Commission issued a statement saying ITC's Programme Code would temporarily remove from broadcast songs and music videos featuring "sensitive material", including "Zombie".Numerous media groups complied with the decision to avoid "offending public feeling", along with MTV Europe. Since it violated the ITC guidelines, "Zombie" was placed on a blacklist of songs, targeting its official music video. The censorship was lifted once the Iraq conflict was over.[105]

The video begins with text discussing the cover's background and the passing of O'Riordan. The video then cuts to shots of the band performing the song in a black room, wearing black clothing and playing black instruments interspersed with close-up scenes of a woman being covered in gold paint. The video then cuts in between shots of the band performing and the woman interacting with Vext which mainly involves her smearing gold paint on a glass pane between the two of them. After the guitar solo, she etches "1-15-18", the date of O'Riordan's death, into the paint. The woman's appearance (gold body paint, gold dress, and gold beaded headdress) is nearly identical to that of O'Riordan in the Cranberries' original Zombie music video. The video ends with a quote by Vext.[210]

Congrats to The Cranberries, who now have just the third music videos from the '90s to surpass the one billion views mark on YouTube. The band did it with the "Zombie," the Samuel Bayer-directed clip from their second studio album, No Need to Argue.

The Cranberries vocalist Dolores O'Riordan suddenly passed away at the age of 46 on January 15. It was later revealed she was in the studio recording vocals for a cover of "Zombie" from The Cranberries' 1994 album No Need To Argue for the band Bad Wolves. The band released the track and donated all the money to O'Riordan's children, and now they've released a quite chilling music video on top of that. The video also appropriately kicks off with a tribute to O'Riordan, and as for the music, you already know it's stunning.Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.window.catalyst.cmd.push('loadAds',[['incontent', 'cmn-feed-inline_5641']]);You can grab a copy of the song here.Want More Metal? Subscribe To Our Daily NewsletterEnter your e-mail below to get a daily update with all of our headlines. 041b061a72


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