Rusty Nail

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Synonyms: X Japan's Rusty Nail, Rusty Nail (Anime Version 1994)
Japanese: Rusty Nail


Type: Music
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1999
Producers: Warner Music Japan
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Mook Animation
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: N/A2
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Rusty Nail is a X Japan's anime music video produced by CLAMP and included on VHS as a first press bonus for the "PERFECT BEST' compilation album, released in 1999.

The video shows anime versions of the band: YOSHIKI, ToshI, hide, PATA and HEATH in a sci-fi like scenario.

(Source: Music Japan Plus / X Japan Wiki)

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Dec 31, 2017
Rate: 7
Music video genre: Pop, Heavy Rock/slow rock in some parts.

The words are fairly cryptic. Making it hard to piece together what is being mentioned. My understanding is an artistic display of struggling with painful memories. We all have our own ‘Rusty Nails’ in our lives that we tend to keep buried for not to harm ourselves. Although like any good psychiatrist will tell you that is not a wise idea for it will only bring more pain overtime. Similar to actually having a nail rust inside your body. As for the conclusion where the moral of the story tends to kick was the best ...

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