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According to Blabbermouth, American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer, Rob Zombie, has just released the music video to his track “Medication For The Melancholy“, which is a single of his newest and most recent studio album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser released on April 29th via UMe/T-Boy Records.
Debuting at the no. 6 spot on The Billboard 200, and shifted over 42,000 album units in the week ending May 5th, this is the sixth solo Top 10 album for the metal rocker.
The new video is a very simple shot, produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, it features Zombie dressed in 70’s rocker gear, alongside guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D, and drummer Ginger Fish, basically just performing in front of a white screen, and just zombie rocking out to his music for the entirety of 3 minutes.
When asked about the shortness of his new albums and the songs on it, Zombie told Rolling Stone “Whenever I go through records that I love and I listen to over and over and over, I go, ‘Man, this record’s short. That’s why I loved it so much.’ It’s, like, thirty minutes, so I’ve listened to it nine thousand times, whereas you have other records where you go, ‘Yeah, I know that record’s great, but it’s, like, seventy-five minutes long, or the tracks are, like, six minutes long.’ Like, I’d go back and look at Beatles records and go, like, ‘These songs are like a minute-and-a-half long. They don’t feel a minute-and-a-half long.’ Even when… Later, on ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, I used to think, ‘Oh, well, these songs are much longer.’ But they’re not really; they’re still short songs, but they seem epic. I love long songs, but if you’re gonna write a song that long, it’s better be ‘Freebird’ or ‘Stairway To Heaven’ or something. It’d better be worth my time.”
The new video is very much to the style of Zombie, and adds to the already crazy song that it belongs to.