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Hi I was at your concert on Friday in Birmingham which I enjoyed until the final part of the night. To be more specific it was until the visuals of patriarchal and religious stained glass windows. I thought them a strange choice and im really confused as to why they were shown and what relevance they had to the evening or to the tune they accompanied. Please could you enlighten me. I feel they were a poor choice as many of your audience were of different cultures and religions and some may have been euphoric and  influenced by them.I was feeling euphoric and I found them offensive because the church has been instrumental in making women secondary citizens and also in making nature  inferior to humans. I look forward to hearing back from you. Love and light Kazzer


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Hi I was at your concert on Friday in Birmingham which I enjoyed until the final part of the night. To be more specific it was until the visuals of patriarchal and religious stained glass windows. I thought them a strange choice and im really confused as to why they were shown and what relevance they had to the evening or to the tune they accompanied. Please could you enlighten me. I feel they were a poor choice as many of your audience were of different cultures and religions and some may have been euphoric and  influenced by them.I was feeling euphoric and I found them offensive because the church has been instrumental in making women secondary citizens and also in making nature  inferior to humans. I look forward to hearing back from you. Love and light Kazzer
These are the visuals for The Private Psychedlic Reel since (correct me when i'm wrong, whitenoise) they played that tune live (1997?)
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the reel had always had cathedral panes for their visuals (since 97 though in 2011 they replaced them with the vortex lights from Burst generator) they play a much significant role with the demons for the vocals that played (sympathy for the devil by the rolling stones)
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The Chemical Brothers have always been patriarchal misogynists from the start of their career, as evidenced by their early 1994 song "His Jazz", the order of genders in the title "Hey Boy Hey Girl", and most evidently in their 1997 hit "Smack My Bitch Up".

These beliefs continue - female members of The Chemical Brothers are paid a staggering 100% less than male members of The Chemical Brothers, and in February the band released the single "Got To Keep On (Making Me Sandwiches)".
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Hey there, this is a fan forum, so nobody here will be able to give you a definite answer for why this specific visuals were chosen for the song The Private Psychedelic Reel.

I agree that the patriarchal societies were and still are horrible, and that we need to look very critically at most of our history and present structures of power.
There appears to be a Christian theme at the live performance of the Reel, with the stained glass windows and, in the middle of the song, a vocal sample of the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil" along with images of demonic creatures.
However, I can not imagine that those visuals were chosen to promote any part of a patriarchy, or to proselytize in any way. If it were the case, the band would probably be open and outspoken about it (as is often the case when artists want to promote a worldview). I'm sure somebody here would remember if the Chems ever made a remark in that direction.


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People read too much into everything these days and get too easily offended, methinks.
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The Chemical Brothers have always been patriarchal misogynists from the start of their career, as evidenced by their early 1994 song "His Jazz", the order of genders in the title "Hey Boy Hey Girl", and most evidently in their 1997 hit "Smack My Bitch Up".

These beliefs continue - female members of The Chemical Brothers are paid a staggering 100% less than male members of The Chemical Brothers, and in February the band released the single "Got To Keep On (Making Me Sandwiches)".

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Hah! I always thought Smack My Bitch Up was a track by Moby from his 1996 album Woman Rights  ???
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Smack My Bitch Up was a track by Moby
I thought Moby is from The Chemical Brothers
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I thought Moby is from The Chemical Brothers
You mix things up with their b-side Power Moby
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Wow, I'm not even religous at all, but that shot is divine! Great timing!
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The Chemical Brothers have always been patriarchal misogynists from the start of their career, as evidenced by their early 1994 song "His Jazz", the order of genders in the title "Hey Boy Hey Girl", and most evidently in their 1997 hit "Smack My Bitch Up".

These beliefs continue - female members of The Chemical Brothers are paid a staggering 100% less than male members of The Chemical Brothers, and in February the band released the single "Got To Keep On (Making Me Sandwiches)".

This is horrible, especially that pay discrepancy. Now that I think about it... they're Chemical Brothers, not Chemical Brothers and Sisters, or Chemical Family. I must be an idiot to have not realised the misogyny playing out in front of me.
Guess 'Eve of Destruction' is about how Eve tempted Adam and therefore what a lesser being women are too.


 

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