The Outsider (A Perfect Circle song)


The Outsider (A Perfect Circle song)

Infobox Single
Name = The Outsider


Caption =
Artist = A Perfect Circle
from Album = Thirteenth Step
A-side =
B-side =
Released = 2003
Format =
Recorded =
Genre = Alternative
Length = 04:06
Label =
Writer =
Producer = Billy Howerdel
Maynard James Keenan (Executive)
Certification =
Chart position =
Last single = "Weak and Powerless"
(2003)
This single = "The Outsider"
(2003)
Next single = "Blue"
(2004)
Misc =

"The Outsider" is a song from A Perfect Circle's second album, "Thirteenth Step". It uses a seamless mix of 6/8 and 4/4 time signatures.

Remixes

Two remixes of "The Outsider" were made for aMOTION. James Iha made the "Frosted Yogurt mix", which uses a much more toned-down, quiet, synthesized sound than the original. Danny Lohner's "Apocalypse mix", on the other hand, takes the opposite direction, making a darker, scarier, and much heavier version that starts as an ambient doomscape and ends in a way that resembles a music-playback program crashing. The latter version was included in the soundtrack to the movie under the title "Resident Renholder mix" and also in Prison Break soundtrack under title "Apocalypse mix".

Music Video

While the song itself sets a very serious tone, the music video is entirely comical. The beginning of the video resembles a Home Shopping Network-style channel. After a few fictional items, the hosts present "The Thirteenth Step", recorded by "A Perfect Butthole" and released on "Vagina Records". The latter is an obvious parody of Virgin Records, the band's label at the time. The video then begins and prominently features the Bikini Bandits and voiceovers by various characters. As the video closes, the view cuts to record executives from Vagina Records snorting cocaine and lamenting the time and money wasted on such an offensive video.

Notes

*Andy Milonakis appears in the video as a boy scout.
*The convenience store clerk is portrayed by Maynard james Keenan the bands lead singer.
*In the episode "Grinding the Corn" of "Six Feet Under", Keith is seen watching "The Outsider" music video.
* Howerdel's post-A Perfect Circle band Ashes Divide have performed the song with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington A Perfect Circle


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