Raspberry Swirl Video
Tori's second single from "from the choirgirl hotel" was Raspberry Swirl, in Germany, Australia, and likely in other countries as well. (It was to be the second single in the U.K., but as of now it has been cancelled. The second single in the U.S. was "Jackie's Strength".) I have some screen shots from the Raspberry Swirl video and detailed reports/descriptions of it below. I did not make the screen shots for this video. They were sent to me by Toriphiles Ilen and Alexandra. This video has been seen on The Box in the U.K. and appears on the enhanced CD single for Jackie's Strength that was released in the U.S. on September 15, 1998.
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I'm in Britain and here we have this cable channel called The Box where you phone up and choose a video which is then played...eventually...(it can take hours).
Anyway, I was surprised to see they had the Raspberry Swirl video. So of course I phoned up for it and patiently waited for a little while.
Anyway, a quick description.
It starts off with Tori crawling down a tunnel. She then starts dancing with lots of folks (I think it's supposed to be a club or something). When she sings "I'm her maaaan" it's like she's whispering in this guy's ear. There's also this bit where she throws her head about quite violently. It ends up with some people sitting around a table, and having a foodfight.
It's generally quite cool.
The music itself; well, the drums seem to have had a little something added to them, and there seemed to be an added effect here and there, but I didn't notice any other differences from the album version.
I'm coming out to say that I saw Tori's new video last night!!! I was just channel hopping after a night at the pub and came across a channel which I *think* is called 'The Box'...I've never seen it on UK telly before, but I do recognise it from Dutch TV....
...if you have this channel (here in the UK), I think you can call a 'phone number and request videos by quoting their given number on the screen....before Tori's video was on, I'm guessing that it's requestable (?!?) too...
Anyway, the video itself is pretty strange...it involves Tori dancing around in what seemed like a lift, then around a group of folk and then onto a long banquet table on which, at the end, were wee pigs...
Hmmm...as I said, I'd been at the pub earlier, so my memory isn't exactly the clearest about it all...
The song itself sounds a lot more 'beefed up' than it is on the album....I managed to see Tori in The Hague a couple of months ago and the single version is very close to how she played it that night....with barrel drums and such like...
I've just seen the Raspberry Swirl video here in the UK on cable TV.› We have a channel called "the box" which is basically a video-on-demand channel accessed via the phone. › here's my description of the Raspberry Swirl video: › Red velvet curtains open to reveal a room with a door directly in front of us.› We see Tori open the door and enter the room.› Her hair is dishevelled.› She is wearing a low-cut black dress with long flared sleeves. ›Tori looks frantically from side to side.› The camera follows the direction of her gaze to reveal a big winged bug in a case on one wall, a skull on the other and a creepy looking childs (clockwork?) toy on the floor.› The whole room looks kinda creepy. › The camera pans round Tori until we are behind her, looking over her shoulder and reveals that one side of the room is completely open with a road and open green fields either side of it.› We see a boy running away in a black suit with big black and white trainers on.› His hair is swept forward and dyed the colour of raspberries. › The next shot is of tori's hand pressing a lift call button that is mysteriously suspended in mid air.› The direction indicated is down. › We see Tori exit the lift doors and stand in front of them.› She is dancing - first slow then speeded up and alternating between the two to produce a very frantic dance (similar to Madonna's Ray of Light video). › Next we see Tori crawling through what looks like a ventilation duct.› She emerges through a picture into a room.› On the other side of the room is a group of people headed by a tall pale man in a dark suit.› The lights start to flash on/off and everyone starts dancing.› Tori seems to be dancing with everyone and yet noone at the same time.› The flashing lights reveal her singing into the pale man's ear.› Then he vanishes and she looks round to see him sitting beside the boy on a bench at the side of the room. › The video cuts to a banquet scene with Tori at one end of the table and the boy at the other.› There are children along each side of the table all wearing wigs that look like an imitation of Tori's hair. › The table is laden with large cream and jelly puddings and red wine (or is it raspberry juice?).› They are all eating with their hands - grabbing huge chunks out of the puddings and stuffing it in.› Then there's a brief food fight as Tori looks on, laughing.› The camera pans to the boy at the other end of the table as he climbs up onto it and starts walking across it.› The table is now covered with piglets. › Finally we see a profiel of Tori sitting with the boy on her lap and then they are both standing in front of us and bow, just before the raspberry curtain closes.
Doron Vidavski met Tori in Manchester U.K. during ther Plugged '98 Tour and Tori told her that she has already shot videos for Jackie's Strength and Raspberry Swirl. Tori hinted that "Raspberry Swirl" would be the second single for Germany. Tori said that Raspberry is really exciting because it's shot both in America and England. She said she was working with James Brown again because she loved his work on Spark and she said that they've already done some pretty cool black and white scenes for it.
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