Garbage Get Surreal In Their “Blood For Poppies” Video

Becky Bain / April 3, 2012

Garbage have revealed the video for their single “Blood For Poppies”, off their first album in way too many years, Not Your Kind Of People. The alt-rock band’s clip is filmed in Los Angeles in grainy black-and-white, and is inspired by old silent films — particularly Luis Buñuel’s surrealist classic Un Chien Andelou, which featured a cow’s eye being slit open. (Shirley Manson is the one under the knife in here.) Watch below.

Garbage – “Blood For Poppies”

Manson revealed during the band’s Ustream chat that the clip was indeed influenced by the cinematic works of René Magritte and Luis Buñuel. “We piled into a transit van with the ridiculously talented team of [director] Matt Irwin and Aaron Brown and hopped around little pockets of Los Angeles creating a gorgeous surrealist dream,” she said. “We ate ice cream sandwiches in the sunshine and laughed a lot. I didn’t want the shoot to end.”

Watch their entire Ustream chat below – the chat starts around 9 minutes in.



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Not Your Kind Of People will be released on May 15.

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