The first single from Down On The
Upside, "Pretty Noose," had a video to accompany it, which
premiered on MTV on Monday, May 6th. Note that the version that was
seen on MTV in the US is not the original version, because MTV
refused to accept the original. Director Frank Kozik says that "the
original ending was too heavy (Chris kills the woman) so they are
releasing an edited version. The real version exists, and it's better,
so put the word out and bug A&M records to make it available."
Please check out Mr. Kozik's extensive
writings about the experience (this is an exclusive!). The
unedited version did air in Canada and Australia. You can view short
segments from the video by clicking on the images below.
If you'd rather just see some screen shots from Kozik's version of the video, clicking on each of the ten icons below will retrieve a larger (320x240, between 6kB and 12kB) JPEG of the image. Thanks to Tyler Archer, Geoff Kleemola, and Shroom for these images.
The European version of the "Pretty Noose" video, which began showing on MTV in the United States shortly after Kozik's version debuted, is completely different. It is a series of excerpts from a prerelease European Promotional Kit, and Kozik had nothing to do with it. I know the icons below are hard to see, but clicking on them will retrieve larger captures (thanks to Martin Andér and Tyler Archer) from this alternate version of the video: