Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! To mark the 20th Anniversary of No Doubt’s “Tragic Kingdom” (October 10, 1995), I’m tuning it back to the 2nd single from that album, “Spiderwebs”.
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: November 19, 1995
TRIVIA: The song’s lyrics are about a man who had been calling Gwen at all hours to recite bad poetry to her.
Two different music videos were produced for “Spiderwebs”. In the first version, the music video showed clips of the band playing. MTV thought that the exploding telephones were inappropriate for younger viewers so they added more footage of the band. These included lead singer Gwen Stefani walking around being covered in “spiderwebs” made of strings sprayed out of aerosol cans and Gwen being tangled in various telephone cords. In the second version, the music video featured the band playing in a Japanese restaurant entertaining the patrons. As the band plays, various Japanese-language sentences are displayed on the screen.
The subtitles displayed in the Japanese music video during the wedding reception scene translate to: “Excellent party”, “I really like cake a lot”, “What is your name?”, “This is excellent champagne”, “What is this? Crazy kids”, “It’s making me sick”.
See you next Tuesday!!