Label: Mo Wax - MW103CD • Format: CD Single • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Trip Hop, Abstract, Downtempo
It was released as the lead single from their debut album Psyence Fiction The song features vocals from British musician and Radiohead member Thom Yorke. The track takes its title from a quote from the thriller film Jacob's Ladder ; dialogue from the film is also one of many samples on the song. Musically, "Rabbit in Your Headlights" combines Hot Gossip - Blues Explosion* - Hot Gossip vocals with a variety of samples from sources ranging from Dutch band Supersisterto the film Contact While the single was not a commercial success, the song was positively received by critics.
The song's accompanying music video, directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring actor Denis Lavantwas widely acclaimed for its direction and cinematography, and won numerous awards.
The song's music videodirected by Jonathan Glazerpremiered in November The video recalls imagery from the Alan Clarke-directed film " Made in Britain.
The video uses a technique which Glazer would later use for the " A Song for the Lovers " video, being shot in real-time and allowing the diegetic sounds produced by objects and characters to be audible above the music.
The music itself is non-diegetic. The video stars Denis Lavant as a man wearing Rabbit In Your Headlights (3D Mix-Reverse Light) - UNKLE - Rabbit In Your Headlights heavy parka and walking along the middle of the road in a busy car tunnel. He appears to be disoriented, mumbling and shouting incoherences, only occasionally including intelligible words such as "Cristo", "Allahu Akbar", and "sinner!
All of a sudden a car hits him from the side, and he is left on the ground. The car, a Saabcontinues its course without stopping or slowing down. After a while, the man stands up and starts walking again as if nothing had happened. Then another car hits him; this time the hit occurs straight on and sends him flying a couple of feet. A passing motorist watches with contempt as the Rabbit In Your Headlights (3D Mix-Reverse Light) - UNKLE - Rabbit In Your Headlights rolls in the street.
The man gets up again. The driver repeatedly inquires as to the man's destination, who for his part seems oblivious to their presence and continues along his way blurting, "Saint Christopher"; the driver soon tires of this and speeds off whilst calling out, "Nice coat, man! More accidents occur, some cars honk, some cars swerve out of the way — but none stop. The man removes his parka and throws it on the ground. He is shirtless underneath, and we see his chest covered with bruises and cuts.
After the ritornelloleaving just a piano and drums playing, the C# Ska - Jerk Circus - Nevermind The Suburbs stops as well.
He smiles and opens his arms in a crucifix -like position. A Vauxhall Cavalier MK2 is Dis Papa Tas Vu - Daddy Yod - Dis Papa Tas Vu his way and makes no intention of stopping.
The car hits the man, but this time he stands unmoved, and the car is destroyed upon impact. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Denis Lavant in the "Rabbit in your headlights" video.
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