Video: Suicidal Tendencies – You Can’t Bring Me Down

Video: Suicidal Tendencies – You Can’t Bring Me Down

“You Can’t Bring Me Down” is a song by Suicidal Tendencies, released in 1990 on the Lights…Camera…Revolution! album. It delivered moderate commercial success, and aided in the band’s transition from punk rock to thrash metal. Although the song never reached any of the major music charts, it was a successful single.

A music video was made for “You Can’t Bring Me Down”, which was a major hit on MTV’s Headbangers Ball. The video seemed mostly to be about the band’s ban from appearances in Los Angeles; in the beginning of the video a newspaper pops up with the head line “Suicidal Tendencies Banned In L.A.” It showed Mike Muir being taken prisoner by a few unnamed authorities, who eventually executed him on the electric chair, despite heavy revolt from Muir’s “gang” (perhaps representative of S.T.’s fans), who try to help him escape.

It should also be noted that when Muir is executed in the video you can see the United States Constitution flashing in the background, which is perhaps taking another stab at the PMRC, which the band believed limited the American constitutional right to freedom of speech.

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