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"Hush" is a song by Tool from their 1992 debut EP Opiate, recorded by producer Sylvia Massy at Sound City Studios. It was the only single released from Opiate and was the first song that helped establish the band's reputation. The lyrics protest Tipper Gore and censorship, which is a recurring theme in Tool songs.
The music video for "Hush" was Tool's first ever music video. The video is shown in black-and-white-style, the band members appear nude in a white room, with black tape over their mouths. Toward the end of the video the band members are seen to be foaming at the mouth through the tape and eventually remove the tape itself. Signs shown over their genitalia read "Parental Advisory: Explicit Parts", a parody of the "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" sticker.
There is a misconception that Ken Andrews was the director, but the concept was entirely provided by vocalist Maynard James Keenan. It is the only Tool music video other than "Sober" in which the band members appear, and the only one in which they appear in a prominent fashion.
..."Hush" helping establish a buzz for the band; the accompanying video graphically displayed the song's anti-censorship slant... as the band appeared naked with their mouths taped shut.
The first release from OPIATE, “Hush”, was a condemnation of censorship, something the band have repeatedly run into.
The video for "Hush," directed by Failure’s Ken Andrews, portrays the band naked walking across a white room with Parental Advisory signs over their buttocks.
As a hidden bonus, there's "Hush," ...accompanied by an early, grainy black-and-white film of the guys in the band, nude, with parental-advisory stickers over their crotches and asses.
|transcripturl=missing title (help). Toronto. February 1997. MuchMusic. Transcribed by Rory Mitchell and archived at the Tool Page. “Theresa: We played it all the time on MuchMusic.”
The idea for the video, which was completely thought up by Maynard...
...viewers can even unlock the hidden gem, "Hush," ...[dead link]