8 epic music videos you should watch before you perish tragically

This article originally appeared on the now-defunct dbrmuz blog.

Here at the Institute of the Beer Gut we are recovering from an exceptional performance of Rage on ABC1 television overnight. Epic Songs was the assigned task by Rage programmers. The selection was amazing, including:

The End – The Doors Live
You could see the End in Jim’s eyes… but let’s not go there. An incredible enigmatic performance by the king.
Fight For Your Right Revisited – Beastie Boys 
With Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Susan Sarandon, Rashida Jones, Will Arnett, Adam Scott, Rainn Wilson, Ted Danson, Roman Coppola, Steve Buscemi, Amy Poehler, Jason Schwartzmann, Alicia Silverstone, Laura Dern, Kirsten Dunst & Martin Starr!
Beastie Boy Adam Yauch recently died of cancer. 

Stan – Eminem & Dido

Haunting. Featuring the beautiful Dido as Stan’s pregnant partner.

Window Licker – Aphex Twin 
You never get sick of a video which takes the piss out of the industry. ‘I want your soul. I will eat your soul’. 

The Hurricane – Bob Dylan Live 

Dylan in pristine form. Featuring Bob and his band playing to a studio audience. A simple video where the importance of the composition itself takes precedence.

The Unforgiven – Metallica 

The best Metallica song ever recorded, although you could argue One was more significant in terms of addressing post-war trauma. Shot in black & white.

Estranged – Guns ‘N Roses

We are reminded… Whatever happened to Axel and the kings of rock after the Spaghetti Incident? A mystery as troubling as the Bermuda Triangle.

Stinkfist – Tool

This Tool classic made watching music videos enjoyable again. Science fiction at its finest with a dash of horror thrown in!

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