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It was the album's only charting single and is one of the group's best known songs. In Rollins reported that "Liar" began during one of the first practice jam sessions with bassist Melvin Gibbs who joined inreplacing Andrew Weiss. Rollins thought the song was a b-side that would not even be featured on Weight. However, when the record label heard it they immediately proposed it be the lead single. Both a short edit and a longer "video edit" were distributed as CD singles in various territories, often with one or more unreleased tracks from the Weight sessions added; these and other outtakes were included in the release Weighting.
The video edit of "Liar" was featured in the song's music video and features a different vocal track and slightly different lyrics in the opening section. The song's lyrics are from the perspective of a serial liar who alternates between declarations of sympathy and friendship on the one hand, then repeatedly gloating celebrations of his deceptions. Directed by Anton Corbijnthe video itself features Liar - Rollins Band - Weight depictions of vocalist Henry Rollins.
During the song's verses, he wears glasses and Liar - Rollins Band - Weight plain black T-shirt and speaks in a calm, soothing tone about trust and friendship; from one verse to the next, his arms and face become increasingly stained with black paint. For the chorus segments, he is shirtless and painted red, wildly jumping and flailing about as he screams derisively at his audience for believing his lies. He is also seen dressed in a Superman parody costume, a police officer uniform, and a nun's habit.
Upon release, the "Liar" video gained heavy airplay on MTV. This led to it appearing as part of the Beavis and Butt-head episode "Liar! Countdown - Warzone - The Sound Of Revolution the episode, Beavis becomes excited about the chorus, repeating the word "Liar!
Butt-head comes to the conclusion that "lying rules. Rollins Band performed the song at the 37th Grammy Awards Ceremony. From Liar - Rollins Band - Weightthe free encyclopedia. Retrieved July 27, Retrieved December 27, Retrieved February 14, Archived from the original on January 4, Retrieved February 6, Studio Brussels. Retrieved January 18, Retrieved March 7, Rollins Band. Do Liar - Rollins Band - Weight Turned On. Black Flag. Categories : Rollins Band songs singles Music videos directed by Anton Corbijn songs s rock song stubs.
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