Here’s your 90’s Video of the Day: Danzig - Mother

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

Danzig - Mother

This video came out in 1993, but the song was actually written long before that. Six years prior, the song had been released but it didn’t get attention until it had been remixed as “Mother 93” and one more time as “Mother 94.”

Glenn Danzig knew the song was special immediately and told producer Rick Rubin it was the best song he’d ever written. Inspired by the Parental Advisory sticker that would be listed as a warning to kids and teens everywhere that what they were about to listen to was cool as hell dangerous for their sensitive ears, Danzig essentially wrote “Mother,” to be the boogie man Tipper Gore already thought he was. Oddly enough though, this particular song has no language issues so by today’s standard, it wouldn’t get much attention for it.

Back in 1988, MTV gave Glenn a hard no when it came to what he had wanted to be the ending for the video which involved upside-down crosses and a “chicken sacrifice” which made it here in the 90’s version. As a palate cleanser, there’s kind of a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it adorable moment in the video too where someone or something made Glenn break and laugh that happens around 1:40.

I talked to Glenn Danzig on the phone once, (I really did), and it sounded like he was talking to me from an actual dungeon. He lives in my head rent free for that.

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