Originally posted on Lunch.com on May 26, 2010.
Tool has been one of my favorite bands of the last 25 years or so and as a tribute to them, as well as to my friends Brian and Chris, I have created this list of some of the best Tool music videos. I’ve also included the lyrics. Tool has been at the forefront of the alternative, metal, and progressive rock scenes since their inception in the early ’90s. With lyrical content ranging from the personal to the political, from the serene to the profane, from the physical and sexual to the metaphysical and spiritual, they have cemented themselves as one of the most intellectual and innovative rock bands ever. With complex rhythm sections and arrangements, equal parts melody and high-volume, and the deeply emotional vocal performances of Maynard James Keenan, the group has managed to push the envelope in just about every category, and they have become legends of modern music.
To preserve the artistic integrity of Tool, one of the most innovative rock groups in many years, I have included the lyrics and music videos in their un-edited and uncensored form. As such, sensitive readers/viewers/listeners may not wish to expose themselves to what could be considered disturbing content.
All lyrics by Maynard James Keenan and all music by Tool.