The official Instagram account of Megadeth shared a picture from the band’s performance of their song ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying’ during the shooting of its music clip and revealed a rarely-known fact about the possible side effects of the video on viewers.
As you might remember, the iconic heavy metal band Megadeth released their second studio album titled ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying‘ back in 1986. Although the band members’ drug-related problems affected the album’s recording process, it managed to enter several publications’ best album lists.
Known as a thrash metal classic, the ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying’ album’s title track was released as a single for which Megadeth shot their first video. The music clip was filmed in New York by a famous local artist Robert Longo.
Recently, the official Instagram account of Megadeth revealed a rarely-known fun fact about the band’s video of ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying.’ Apparently, the music clip was banned in the UK due to the usage of a strobing effect toward the end which was claimed to cause epileptic seizures.
Here’s what the caption says:
“On this day in 1986, on a run of fall dates to the Midwest, Texas, and East Coast, we stopped at the infamous L’Amour of Brooklyn, New York where we shot our first music video for the title track from ‘Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying’.
We filmed band footage all day before our show that evening, and also included some of the live footage from that evening’s performance as well. The video was directed by famed New York artist, Robert Longo.
Fun Facts: Due to the strobing effect toward the end of the video, which was reported could cause epileptic seizures, the video was banned in the UK.
Also, the opening scene of us walking across the stage was a plug for our new Nike endorsement that we had the courtesy of Capitol Records.”
You can see the photo shared by the official Instagram account of Megadeth below.