Dig (Mudvayne song)

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Single by Mudvayne
from the album L.D. 50
Released 2000
Format DVD single, CD
Recorded The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver
Genre Nu metal, rap metal, alternative metal
Length 2:43
Label Epic
Writer(s) Chad Gray, Greg Tribbett, Ryan Martinie, Matt McDonough
Producer(s) GGGarth
Mudvayne singles chronology
"Death Blooms"
Alternative cover

"Dig" is the first and debut single from Mudvayne's 2000 album, L.D. 50. The song won the first ever MTV2 Award in 2001 it is also one of the bands most well known songs being certified gold in the United States.[1] A live version of the song taken from the Tattoo the Earth tour appears on the live album Tattoo the Earth: The First Crusade.[2][3]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song was directed by Thomas Mignone and won the first ever MTV2 Award in 2001. The video is distinguished in its atypical use of strikingly vibrant colors and stop-motion makeup effects. Additionally, the shutter was removed from the film camera during shooting, which created a vertical streaking in the film's negative during the video's darker scenes. Cinematographer Jon Tucker worked with Mignone to created the organic in-camera effects. Filming was completed in Los Angeles. The video was initially rejected by MTV for its depiction of human fetuses inhabiting the cellular structures as well as the usage of the atomic structure for dynamite in the opening scenes. Mignone re-created the opening scenes using alien infants and changed the atomic structure and the video was finally accepted by MTV for airing.

Live performance[edit]

The song became their traditional set closer during live performances from 2000-2006. When they appeared on stage for The Big Day Out in 2006, they chose to play "Dig" earlier on in their set and ended with "Happy?" instead.


Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 33


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