Rammstein Guitarist Richard Kruspe Explains "Pussy" Music Video
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In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Richard Kruspe, the guitarist for German Industrial Metal outfit Rammstein, has explained the reasons for chosing the song, "Pussy" as their new single and the details behind the music video. An excerpt reads as follows:
Originally we were going to do a song like ‘Mein Tiel’, a core-sounding song,” says Kruspe. “But we were bored of doing the same thing again and again and I said “let’s do ‘Pussy’. If we were to make a video for it, it could be really interesting. We went it out to our favourite director, Jonas Akerlund, and there was a 50/50 chance. He could love it or hate it.3 hours later we got an email from him saying “I’ve listened to the track, let’s make a revolution – let’s make a porn!” and I don’t forget the reaction of the band. They had a big smile on their faces and they say 'yes!'
"After doing the video, which was obviously quite interesting, we thought ‘you can’t play the video on video stations or MTV.' We just found another way to make it accessible to other people. At the moment, we’ve had 6.5 million people watching the video in one week. What I’m saying is that there’s always different ways.
"I remember how horrible it was in the first part of our career to be dependant on MTV and all of those station. You have to bend over so many times to get played, I just hate that fucking fact. I just like the fact that there’s always another way if you wish for it and you go for it. It just shows that there is always another way and it satisfies my mind and that we can do things exactly the way we think we should do it.
"It wasn’t a conscious thing, we just wanted to try something else. We shot a porn video, what’s the best place we can host it? On a porn site!"
Was there any point where you thought you’d gone too far?
Kruspe: "It was really professional! I was amazed, I always thought the porn industry was so cruel and dirty. Everything was so professional, I was amazed."
Were they actual adult stars you used in the video and was the sex real?
Stunt cocks or your own?
Kruspe: "No comment.
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