Hush (2:53)

Cover of Opiate

From Opiate and 6 other releases

Hush” is a song by Tool from their 1992 EP Opiate. The song was first recorded on a self-titled demo tape variously known as Toolshed and 72826, recorded in mid-1991. It was the first song that helped establish the band’s reputation.

The lyrics protest censorship, which is a recurring theme in Tool songs.

-Music video-

The music video for “Hush” was Tool’s first. In black-and-white film, the band members appear nude in a white room,with tape over their mouths and signs hanging over their crotches that read “Parental Advisory: Explicit Parts”, a parody of the “Parental Advisory: Explicit Content” sticker.

The Canadian music channel MuchMusic played it regularly, but it received little airtime elsewhere.

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. There is a misconception that Ken Andrews was the director, but this is not the case.

The music video was released in 2000 as a bonus on the DVD, but not the VHS, of the Salival box set.


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  • ullenie


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    22 Jun 2014 Reply
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    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • fariborz69


    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • JackHallton

    one of the most aggressive tune of theirs! i need more of like this!!!

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Thradar

    Great song about giving the finger to censorship.

    12 Jan 2014 Reply
  • twelve_bvr

    yea, best fucking intro for a song too " FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • _Alcarinque

    The best "fuck you" in the history of music!

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • fariborz69


    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Taiteki

    @ NightBeast666, Hush...jk ;P We're each entitled to our own taste. Tool isn't for everyone, and I kind of like it that way.

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • Taiteki

    Fuck yourself. Fuck yourself. You piece of shit why don't you just go an kill yourself!

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • Nettacki

    NightBeast666. This album was when they were still trying to find their footing musically. Try listening to Undertow or Aenima for something better.

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Cure1980

    Shake your heads while you move yah ass-.

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • NightBeast666

    Yeah, I guess it's not bad. Still don't see why so many people adore Tool. They're good but nothing special.

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Chemin


    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • zero000000000

    god damn adam jones

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • fariborz69


    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • appidydafoo

    Just kidding!

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • whoknoz

    "Tool is so good it's just not fair to other bands" - that really sums it up

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Chabenso

    Tool is so good it's just not fair to other bands. [5]

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
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