Now this is one fantastic read and reminds us of how great this amazing the video for Smack My Bitch Up is. The interview is with ?Jonas Akerlund, the man who put together the video. Enjoy.
Rumor has it that the “Smack My Bitch Up” video was inspired by a crazy night out in Copenhagen, can you tell us about that night?
I actually don’t remember much of that night at all. Not because we were too wasted or anything, but because it was a seriously long time ago. I think it’s better if I start from the beginning of the whole thing, is that ok?
?Well it was a random series of coincidences that got me the video in the first place. I hadn’t made anything outside of Sweden yet, but I was lucky enough to have worked with Roxette, who were big internationally, so that gave my work some kind of spread. I got a call from Liam from the Prodigy one day and he invited me to his house in Essex to talk to me about making a video for their new single, “Smack My Bitch Up.” I was pretty excited, because these guys were really cool and here I am, this longhaired metal dude, totally out of my element. So he showed the rest of the guys a video I made for a ?Per Ge?ssle track “Kix,” and I got the job.
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