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Oceans

LMSYTD was the first video of TTP. It was shot on the roof of The Loop/The Coach and Horses, a local Windsor bar that the Tea Party used to play at here in town back in the early 90's. Rumour has it that the "indie" CD was partially recorded in The Coach and Horses, which lent it a certain ambiance that couldn't be replicated otherwise.

Director: Scott Souliere and Stuart Grant
Producer: unknown
Location: Windsor and Detroit

 
     

 

 

Stargazer

LMSYTD was the first video of TTP. It was shot on the roof of The Loop/The Coach and Horses, a local Windsor bar that the Tea Party used to play at here in town back in the early 90's. Rumour has it that the "indie" CD was partially recorded in The Coach and Horses, which lent it a certain ambiance that couldn't be replicated otherwise.

Director: Scott Souliere and Stuart Grant
Producer: unknown
Location: Windsor and Detroit

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Writings On The Wall

LMSYTD was the first video of TTP. It was shot on the roof of The Loop/The Coach and Horses, a local Windsor bar that the Tea Party used to play at here in town back in the early 90's. Rumour has it that the "indie" CD was partially recorded in The Coach and Horses, which lent it a certain ambiance that couldn't be replicated otherwise.

Director: Scott Souliere and Stuart Grant
Producer: unknown
Location: Windsor and Detroit

 
 

 

 

 

Angels

Angels was the second single from The Interzone Mantras. For the first time the band advertised for fans, via their website, to participate in the video. The video was included as a bonus feature on the Australian Single "Angels".

Director: Don Allen
Producer: unknown
Location: Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

Lullaby

The video for "Lullaby" was shot near the University of Toronto. The shoot continued through the night to finish it fast. When the band was finally getting home after the shoot they became aware of the September 11, 2001 attacks. On that same day, Martin penned "Leaning On Love", a song that deals with the event.

Director: Don Allen
Producer: unknown
Location: Ryerson University (Sept. 11,2001)

 

 

 

 

Walking Wounded

The video for "Walking Wounded" was shot in Cuba. Problems were encountered with the local police, who wanted to prohibit shooting near the port. The reason was that, a day before, a girl died after being caught by a large wave coming in from the sea. The band also found a very wet cat that was christened “Mojito”, while on set and they brought it back to Canada. A mojito is a drink made with rum, lime and mint.

Director: George Vale
Location: Havana, Cuba

 
 

 

 


 

The Messenger

The bright flashing lights that are seen in the video in several places are optical Morse signs meaning, "love under will" (from "Heaven Coming Down"). “Love under will” is part of the Thelemic practice espoused by Aleister Crowley who was a major influence on Jeff Martin.

Director: George Vale
Producer: unkown
Location: Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

 

Heaven Coming Down

For the commercial hit "Heaven Coming Down" they shot an equally easygoing video. The meaning of the video is not clear, however, and even Stuart Chatwood confessed: "I have no idea what’s going on there!" Nevertheless, the video became a huge success.

Director: Ulf Buddensieck
Producer: unknown
Location: Oshawa Airport in Ontario

 

 

 

 

Psychopomp

The idea was to use a live video shot for "Intimate & Interactive" of the Canadian music channel MuchMusic. However, the band was not satisfied with the material and, therefore, the song was re-shot after the show !

Director: unknown
Producer: unknown
Location: Live @ MuchMusic, Toronto ON

 

 

 

 

Release

The only b/w-video done by the band was partially shot in Montreal and Paris. The make-up worn by the band members harkens back to the style of the silent films of the 1920’s. The German Ulf Buddensieck directed the video.

Director: Ulf Buddensieck
Producer: unknown
Location: Toronto ON & Paris, France

 

 

 

 

Babylon

The rather untypical song "Babylon" was done justice with an equally atypical video. The clip is done without any cutting, which captures the restlessness so characteristic of the song.

Director: Tryan George
Producer: unknown
Location: Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

 

Temptation

Temptation was shot in a huge, old water tank. Complimentary to the electronically tinged music of "Transmission", the video was shot in cool blue and grey colours.

Director: Tryan George
Producer: unknown
Location: Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

 

Sister Awake

This video was Jeff Martin’s favourite for a long time! Annoyed by the prevailing comparison to Jim Morrison, Martin got a new hair cut which is nicely captured by the video! ;)

Director: Curtis Wehrfritz
Producer: AllanWeinrib/ Revolver Films
Location: Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

 

Shadows On The Mountainside

This clip was first released on Alhambra. The line "we are spirits walking through the doors of time" was originally from a guy Martin met at a bar. As he was traveling through the mountainous areas of Canada he was reminded of this and inspired to write the song.

Director: Jef Renfroe
Producer: David S. Fowler/ Mihkel Harilaid
Location: shot outside Hamiltion, Ontario

 

 

 

 

The Bazaar

From the beginning oriental influences were a The Tea Party trademark. Therefore, it was almost obvious to shoot "The Bazaar" in Istanbul. However, TTP have never played live in Turkey !

Director: George Vale
Producer: Spy Films
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

 

 

Fire In the Head

This song comprises the diverse influences inspiring The Tea Party. While the title of the song goes back to a book by Tom Cowan, the line "flowers of evil in my mind" was inspired by Baudelaire, and "this is the way step inside" by a Joy Division song.

Director: Dean Karr
Producer: Black Walk Productions
Location: Los Angels & surrounding area

 

 

 

 

A Certain Slant Of Light

With this song Martin relived and dealt with the break-up with his heroin-addicted girlfriend of the time. Martin, who describes himself as denominationless, was questioning church based religion, an institution that was, and still is, a thorn in his side (see also the text of "A Great Big Lie").

Director: Floria Sigismondi
Producer: Revolver Films
Location: Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

 

Save Me

Even though the song is the only one written by Stuart Chatwood, Martin has said that it deals with the separation of his parents (Martin is a child of divorce). "Save Me" is one of The Tea Party’s classics.

Director: Floria Sigismondi
Producer: Revolver Films
Location: Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

 

The River

The major debut video is full of mythical allusions and Roy Harper guest stars as a shaman (s. photo). The basic melody of the song was inspired by a jingle of a Canadian radio station.

Director: Floria Sigismondi
Producer: Revolver Films
Drehort: Toronto, Ontario

 

 

 

 

Let Me Show You The Door

LMSYTD was the first video of TTP. It was shot on the roof of The Loop/The Coach and Horses, a local Windsor bar that the Tea Party used to play at here in town back in the early 90's. Rumour has it that the "indie" CD was partially recorded in The Coach and Horses, which lent it a certain ambiance that couldn't be replicated otherwise.

Director: Scott Souliere and Stuart Grant
Producer: unknown
Location: Windsor and Detroit

 
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