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16912Re: Coil Video

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  • michael j
    May 27, 2003
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      I recall seeing this video circa 1986-87. I do NOT recall Mark Almond
      in the video, however, it has been a while and my memory does not
      always serve me so well. The controversy you mention probably stems
      from the video depicting the death of a young AIDS victim. A 12"
      single was also released, the proceeds from which benefitted AIDS
      research &/or outreach programs. I still have this record I am NOT
      selling it on ebay ! As for the video I do not know where or if it
      can be seen, especially since this was back in their SOME BIZZARE
      and cheers to you mon ami, Michael

      --- In thewire@yahoogroups.com, Rioual Jc <jcrioual2@y...> wrote:
      > On the website www.allmusic.com I have read
      > the following
      > > Coil spent the next period of its existence
      > > exploring visual media: in late 1984 they recorded
      > >a rendition of the Soft Cell smash "Tainted Love,"
      > >producing a widely banned, hallucinogenic video clip
      > >featuring Mark Almond as the Angel of Death; despite
      > >considerable controversy at home, the video
      > >ultimately found its way to the archives of the
      > >Museum of Modern Art.
      > Does anyone have more information about this video ?
      > Is it possible to see it ?
      > Is it worth ? Why was it so controversial ?
      > Cheers
      > Jean-Christophe
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