Douglas Hart

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Douglas Hart
Born Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, director
Instruments Bass
Years active 1984–current
Labels Creation, Blanco Y Negro
Associated acts The Jesus and Mary Chain

Douglas Hart is a British musician and music video director.

Biography[edit]

Hart was the first bassist and founding member of the Scottish band The Jesus and Mary Chain, and played with the group from 1984 to 1991. He is memorable for wearing black sunglasses and usually playing with fewer than four strings on his bass guitar.[1]

While in the band, Hart started to direct music videos for other acts. He went on to found his own video company and has directed over 80 music videos. The videos include many for Creation Records, such as My Bloody Valentine's "You Made Me Realise" and "Feed Me with Your Kiss", and he directed concert videos for The Stone Roses, including Live Blackpool. He also directed For Lovers for Wolfman, featuring Pete Doherty and The Libertines' "Can't Stand Me Now", three promos for Babyshambles including "Killamangiro" and "Delivery", as well as directing numerous videos for Primal Scream (including the Screamadelica video album) and six for Paul Weller. He also worked as producer for Jesse Garon and The Desperadoes.

He also directed the film Brazil 70, The Sexiest Kick Off for BBC Television.

In 2007, he took up the bass guitar again and played with Sian Alice Group, touring with Spiritualized.

More recently, in early 2009 Douglas directed the music video for The Horrors' new single, "Sea Within a Sea" as well as Pet Shop Boys' "Did You See Me Coming?".

Douglas also recently wrote directed a semi autobiographical short film entitled "Long Distance Information" with Peter Mullan in a leading role. It was screened at the 2011 London Film Festival . The audience reaction was overwhelmingly positive.

Music video filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "april skies - the jesus and mary chain". Aprilskies.amniisia.com. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 

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