… a place well known as a slaughterhouse

posted on September 6th, 2008 by in Video

The clip to Terry Lynn´s “The System” is the first music video from the Rickards bros. – a duo you might know from their “Thursday Night at the Fights” footage presented on FIRST magazine.

For the interested, it’s supposed to be a commentary on the violence in Jamaica, where human beings, also, are being killed with alarming regularity. All that and you can dance to it. Roll tape.

(via Pitchfork media)

For me, it´s what you could call the dawning of a new era in Jamaican music video history.

For more background information on the piece, check the treatment.

2 comments on “… a place well known as a slaughterhouse”

  1. ///Cyan Wait said at 12:09 pm on September 6th, 2008:

    [...]Do not miss: Tobi heralds the new era in Jamaican music video history at his place. You should necessarily check this out. Grimey, slauter, metal.[...]

  2. Tim Turbo Thursday #1 /// seen.´s non-hippie reggae and dancehall blog said at 3:26 pm on November 20th, 2008:

    [...] the gulley from the gutter / Remembering the days of dry bread without butter“ Check the video to „The System“ with beautiful pictures of Afflicted Yard’s Peter Dean Rickards, german Rap’s feuilleton Marcus [...]

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