Greatest Videoz

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Greatest Videoz
Video by Limp Bizkit
Released November 9, 2005 (2005-11-09)
Genre Nu metal
Limp Bizkit chronology
Greatest Videoz
(2005)
Rock im Park 2001
(2008)

Greatest Videoz is a DVD by American rock band Limp Bizkit. Released in 2005, it is a companion to the band's compilation album Greatest Hitz. The DVD compiles music videos from the band's albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water, Results May Vary and The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1).

Production and content[edit]

A greatest hits album was announced for release as early as 2001.[1] While recording the albums Results May Vary and The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1), the band continued to work on the compilation.[2][3] A companion album, Greatest Hitz, was also released.

Greatest Hitz contains material from the band's albums Three Dollar Bill, Yall$, Significant Other, Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water and Results May Vary.[4]

Fred Durst began to take interest in directing late in 1997, directing the band's music video for "Faith". Before directing the final music video featured on this compilation, Durst filmed an early version in promotion for its appearance in the film Very Bad Things, but was unsatisfied with it. The final music video, as featured on this DVD, paid tribute to tourmates like Primus, Deftones and Mötley Crüe, who appeared in the video.[5]

The video for "Re-Arranged" reflects on the criticisms surrounding the band following their performance at Woodstock '99. Durst saw the band as being scapegoated for the event's controversy, and directed a video in which the band receives death sentences for their participation in the concerts. The video ended with angry witnesses watching as the band drowning in milk while performing the song.[6] The ending of the video sets up the concept for the band's next video, "N 2 Gether Now", which featured Method Man and Pauly Shore, and was inspired by Inspector Clouseau's fights with his butler, Cato Fong, in the Pink Panther film series.[6]

Music and lyrics[edit]

The music of Greatest Videoz has predominately been described as nu metal[7] and is noted for "kinetic, frenzied energy".[8] On this compilation, DJ Lethal functions as a sound designer for the band, shaping their sound. According to Lethal, "I try and bring new sounds, not just the regular chirping scratching sounds. [...] It's all different stuff that you haven't heard before. I'm trying to be like another guitar player."[9]

Wes Borland's guitar playing on this compilation is experimental and nontraditional, and is noted for creative use of six and seven-string guitars.[10] The songs from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ feature him playing without a guitar pick, performing with two hands, one playing melodic notes, and the other playing chord progressions.[9] His guitar playing on this album also makes use of octave shapes, and choppy, eighth-note rhythms, sometimes accompanied by muting his strings with his left hand, creating a percussive sound.[11] Borland's guitar playing also has unevenly accented syncopated sixteenth notes to create a disorienting effect, and hypnotic, droning licks.[11]

Durst's lyrics are often profane, scatological or angry.[12] Much of Durst's lyrical inspiration came from growing up and his personal life.[9] His breakup with her inspired the Significant Other songs "Nookie" and "Re-Arranged".[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Director(s) Length
1. "Counterfeit"   from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ Roger Pistole and Johnathan Craven  
2. "Faith"   from Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ Fred Durst  
3. "Nookie"   from Significant Other Fred Durst  
4. "Break Stuff"   from Significant Other Fred Durst  
5. "Re-Arranged"   from Significant Other Fred Durst  
6. "N 2 Gether Now" (feat. Method Man) from Significant Other Fred Durst  
7. "My Generation"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water Fred Durst  
8. "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water Fred Durst  
9. "My Way"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water Fred Durst  
10. "Boiler"   from Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water Dave Meyers and Fred Durst  
11. "Eat You Alive"   from Results May Vary Fred Durst  
12. "Behind Blue Eyes"   from Results May Vary Fred Durst  

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Tracks 1–10

Tracks 11 & 12

  • Fred Durst - vocals
  • Mike Smith - guitar
  • Sam Rivers - bass
  • John Otto - drums, percussion
  • DJ Lethal -turntables, keyboards, samples, programming, sound development

Cast[edit]

Counterfeit

Faith

Break Stuff

Re-Arranged

N 2 Gether Now

Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)

Eat You Alive

Behind Blue Eyes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borland bids adieu to Bizkit". CMJ New Music Report (CMJ Network) 69 (737): 6. October 29, 2001. 
  2. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (August 16, 2004). "Wes Borland Back With Limp Bizkit". MTV News. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Moss, Corey (2005-02-25). "Fred Durst Says Sex Video Stolen From His PC". MTV. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  4. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Greatest Hitz - Limp Bizkit". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Devenish, Colin (2000). Limp Bizkit. St. Martin's. pp. 51–78. ISBN 0-312-26349-X. 
  6. ^ a b Devenish, Colin (2000). Limp Bizkit. St. Martin's. pp. 127–153. ISBN 0-312-26349-X. 
  7. ^ Apter, Jeff (2009). Never Enough: The Story of The Cure. Music Sales Group. p. 468. ISBN 0-85712-024-7. 
  8. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Three Dollar Bill Y'All - Limp Bizkit". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c Devenish, Colin (2000). Limp Bizkit. St. Martin's. pp. 21–51. ISBN 0-312-26349-X. 
  10. ^ Kitts, Jeff; Tolinski, Brad (2002). "Lords Of Hard Rock: Wes Borland". The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 3–4. ISBN 0-634-04619-5. 
  11. ^ a b Hurwitz, Tobias; Riley, Glenn (June 1, 2002). "Rhythm guitar riffs in the style of Wes Borland". 7-String Guitar. Alfred Music Publishing. pp. 30–2. ISBN 0-7390-2807-3. 
  12. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  13. ^ Devenish, Colin (2000). Limp Bizkit. St. Martin's. pp. 79–95. ISBN 0-312-26349-X.