Every kid that followed the legendary show “Yo MTV Raps” in the late nineties had one main goal: to listen to and watch the coolest, hottest Rap and Hip Hop videos. But one day, Chris Cunningham’s infamous music video for Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker” made its debut late at night on this particular show and confronted all Hip Hop fanatics not only with the roughest hood dialogue in music video history, but also with a sound that was far way from what Hip Hop, Rap or R&B was known for back then. Only the intro of the video – the scene with the two homies trying to flirt with the hood rats and the booty shaking dancers getting jizzed all over with champagne – at the end of the clip, had a touch of Hip Hop music video vibes typical for that period.
The main difference between the audio track by Aphex Twin and the music video for windowlicker, is that the audio song has no intro. The audio track, by Richard D. James, is a pure electronic track just like any other produced by him in the past. Most of the guys who saw the video the first time loved it, not only because of the sound, but mostly because of the video, which was something nobody had ever seen until then. Like Aphex Twin´s limousine pushed away the little shitty convertible, this video directed by Chris Cunningham took over the “Yo! MTV Raps” music video hip hop party and blew everybody out of their seats.