I'm Afraid of Americans
POSTED ON 4/05/2006 | PERMALINK |5 Comments | BOOKMARK

This NIN remix of David Bowie's I'm Afraid of Americans was accompanied by a killer video featuring Trent Reznor stalking Bowie on the streets of New York. Given American's current status in the world, the song's lyrics will probably grab the listener's attention in a way they may not have when the track was released in 1997.

The song's CD single features six tracks, including multiple remixes by Reznor, an appearance by Ice Cube, a Photek track and more.






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Blogger glitch p-udding said...

can you imagine the hatred that would have been directed at bowie had he released this song in, say, 2004?

Thu Apr 06, 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Garrison said...

Considering that the majority of the world is afraid of what they have seen the American government do in the last six years, I think it a very appropriate song. The video is great also.

Sat Jun 09, 09:19:00 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

This video had nothing to do with politics in 1997 and has nothing to do with politics now. Its a commentary on the spread of pop culture and America's role in the homogenization of culture in general.

Mon Dec 10, 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sick of the blah blah about America's faulty role in homogenizing culture, get off your pseudo-intellectual soap box, this natural phenomenon is not forced on any unwilling public, it is a function of choice, the public's choice, and hence a natural effect. Who are you to define and limit culture? Look a little more deeply into the real cause - mass marketing, and there you will find the leading cause of mass homogenization, pointing instead towards a more general homogenization of social culture that transcends and effects nearly all cultures, and not just America with its pop culture, but European, both Western and Eastern with Russia's star rising, and Asia as well. I live in Europe now, and find it funny to see how much emphasis and importance is placed in the lap of the U.S. Trends have a momentum of their own, reacting to the law of supply and demand, and it arrives because it has been ushered in, not forced down anyones throat. You with your snobbery may feel obliged to poo poo pop art, but America represents more than that, it represents freedom and originality, and that's probably what gives it the power to "pervade" your precious notion of a static and stale culture.

Sat Sep 20, 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Richie said...

I reckon it's just a cool song..... But whatever dude.

Thu Jan 06, 07:31:00 AM  

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