|Recorded||York Street Studios, Marmalade Studios, Writhe Studios|
|Producer||Jaz Coleman, Shihad & Nigel Stone, Brent McLachlan|
|Catalogue number(s)||D11442 N 0249-3 C11442|
|Release||31 January 1994|
|Chart position||#35 (NZ Top 40)|
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|Catalogue Number||Country Of Release||Publisher(s)||Format|
|D11442||NZ||Wildside / Festival||CD|
|C11442||NZ||Wildside / Festival||Tape|
Tape repeats songs both sides
The video clip for this single created a bit of a stir
New pop video an easter outrage Clergyman is shocked that a kiwi music video which he claim makes a mockery of the bible is being screened on television over easter. Reverend Alex Barton, a dunedin presbyterian cleric, has clammed the video wellington band shihad have produced for their new single. Barton says the dramatic black and white clip makes a joke of the bible and christins by portraying a gory crucifixion of jesus christ. The video features a bloodied, christ like figure being nailed to the cross, and then dying a slow and painful death. Barton: "A video portraying scenes like that is not to be commended at all and i know a lot of people will be upset by it. "it is done in very bad taste and it sounds like the band need to be more considerate of the feelings of people that the bible is sacred and precious to. "The timing of the video's release is disgraceful and has left a bad taste in my mouth." Barton said christians are sick of musicians making fun of their beliefs to gain noteriety. And he said if shihad had produced a video making a mockery of mslim beliefs they could have received death threats like british author salman rushdie after producing his controversial book the satanic verses. Barton said "some musicians do things like this to test the limits of taste and these people are way beyond the limit. "Shihad are totally disrepectful and obviously made the video to gain extra notoriety and money. They could also have made a video like that to make up for lack of talent. "I have spoken to people in my congregation about this kind of thing and you can be assured they won't be interested in seeing the video. Jon toogood, shihad's lead singer says while the song stations is not based on religion he expected some christians to be upset by the video. He said "I spoke to josh frizzel the producer of the video at great length about the song's message of spiritual freedom. "this controversy is to be expected because when i first saw it i thought it was outrageous. I was actually worried that people would think we were a religious band. "This reverend doesn't know what we are up to and we aren't trying to take the piss out of christianity. "This is the first bad comment i have heard about the video but it's pretty wild.