Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Shortest. Music video. Ever.

What’s the shortest video ever produced?  It seems to be something called “Collateral Damage” by a New York speed metal/grindcore band called Brutal Truth. 

It’s a simple concept, really:  a series of still photos of conservative politicians and commentators.  But you’ll have to be quick. 

If you look at their 1992 album, Extreme Measures Demand Extreme Responses, you’ll notice that the running time of “Collateral Damage” is four seconds.  That must have been too long because for the video, the band cut it down to just 2.18 seconds.

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