Here’s your 90’s Video of the Day: Massive Attack - Teardrop

Because we love ‘em all. Here’s your 90’s Video of the Day:

Massive Attack - Teardrop

Would your band have the guts to turn down Madonna? Massive Attack did, and originally believing Madonna would be the lead vocalist on “Teardrop,” decided she wasn’t right for it. Instead, they tapped Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins to deliver vocals and her own lyrics on the haunting track. The Material Girl reportedly was disappointed but I guess no one wins ‘em all...Even Madonna.

Elizabeth has said in a few interviews that the lyrics were inspired by the death of her friend, singer Jeff Buckley.

Some of you may know this song best as the theme song for the Hugh Laurie starring show House and technically this 90’s video has a medical vibe to it too. This singing fetus was the idea of directer Walter Stern who also brought you iconic videos from Prodigy with “Firestarter” and Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony.” It’s made of latex and reportedly has not survived the test of time. While it was indeed kept after the video was shot, the band promises you don’t wanna see what it looks like today.

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