September '94 Compilation Reel

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© 1994 Sparrow Communications Group
Betacam SP and U-Matic UCA-60 · SPV 107



  1. Violent Blue

About The Video

From Interview: Chagall Guevara, Cornerstone Magazine, June(?) 1991:

Do you guys have a video coming out?

Steve: ... [Y]eah, we did a video. It was down in a cave about a hundred miles south of Tennessee. You go into this narrow opening and down these sort of narrow tunnels, and it opens up on this huge room with a giant chandelier. So we set up sort of a postapocalyptic feel. We brought all our friends down and had them participating in this violent feasting while we played our hearts out, and they just totally ignore us. It's not a bad video, actually.

From Steve Taylor on Staring into the Sun: Squint or You'll Miss It, True Tunes News, Winter 1993:

... [T]he band's experience with video wasn't very great. We didn't really like how "Violent Blue" turned out. The lesson was, if you have the tools, do it yourself. It wasn't a huge budget, but they spent way more than they needed to, and we could have done it better ourselves. After that video I said that if I ever got the chance again I was just going to do it on my own.

From The Three Faces Of Steve, The Lighthouse Electronic Magazine, April 1996:

Let's talk about your dive into the mainstream with Chagall Guevara [the band--with Steve Taylor as lead singer-- recorded one album and a video--"Violent Blue"--in February, 1991.]

I really was not into that video. In fact, we were all pretty disappointed with it. That was one of the reasons that I got back into doing it myself. We came up with the idea of setting it in this cave--it was an incredible location--it had this big chandelier and everything like that. We all saw a bunch of director's reels and the guy that we hired is a good director, but I just don't think he was able to make the most of that opportunity. I think primarily it was just the way it was shot. I think, more than anything else, it was a lighting problem--it looked very flat.