Infra-Red (song)

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"Infra-Red"
Single by Placebo
from the album Meds
Released 19 June 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:17
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Dimitri Tikovoi
Placebo singles chronology
"Song to Say Goodbye"
(2006)
"Infra-Red"
(2006)
"Meds"
(2006)

"Infra-Red" is a song by English alternative rock band Placebo, released on 19 June 2006 as the third single from their fifth studio album Meds.

Content[edit]

The words "beggar's banquet", featured in its lyrics, references the Rolling Stones' album of the same name.

The cover art is a blurred picture of bassist Stefan Olsdal.

Music video[edit]

Screenshot from 0:59s

The music video features businessmen apparently conspiring against the public. They observe a computer disk containing a graphic of a DNA molecule with a hazardous ligand. Meanwhile, a group of ants interfere with their computer equipment. A character, identified as a corporate executive president, gives a press conference with the help of a computerized prompter, but the ants' interference causes the prompter to say "I lied to you. We are the enemy", which the president reads.[1]

Release[edit]

The song peaked at number 42 in the UK,[2] number 35 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart[citation needed] and number 91 in Germany.[citation needed]

It was nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best Single. A live version of the song is available on the Live at La Cigale EP.

Track listing[edit]

7"
  1. "Infra-Red"
  2. "Infra-Red (Call the Ambulance Remix)"
CD
  1. "Infra-Red"
  2. "Infra-Red (Hotel Persona Remix)"
Maxi CD
  1. "Infra-Red"
  2. "Infra-Red (The Waltmann Remix)"
  3. "Song to Say Goodbye (River & Tears Remix)"
DVD single
  1. "Infra-Red" (video)
  2. "Song to Say Goodbye (Extended Video)"
  3. Behind the scenes footage and interviews from the "Infra-Red" video shoot
  4. "Song to Say Goodbye (River & Tears Remix)"

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