|Single by Interpol|
|from the album Turn on the Bright Lights|
|Released||November 11, 2002|
|Studio||Tarquin Studios (Bridgeport, CT)|
|Interpol singles chronology|
"Obstacle 1" is a song by American rock band Interpol. It was released as the second single from their debut studio album, Turn on the Bright Lights , on November 11, 2002. It was eventually remixed by producer Arthur Baker and reissued as a single on September 15, 2003. The music video for "Obstacle 1" was directed by Floria Sigismondi. The song peaked at number 41 on the UK Singles Chart and was also ranked at number 64 on Pitchfork 's 'Top 500 Tracks of the Decade' list.
"Obstacle 1" is featured as a playable track on Guitar Hero World Tour . Singer Charlotte Martin has a rendition of "Obstacle 1" on her album, Reproductions .
The promotional video for the song was directed by Floria Sigismondi.It shows several shots of the band playing in an aisle, there are many wires moving up and down. Then, a woman (Sigismondi herself) appears dancing the song on another aisle. In a shot, a glass of water fall down and breaks, the water begins to move through the aisles and arrives to the aisle where the woman is dancing. The woman falls down and is electrocuted as a result of the electrical wires in the water.
7" vinyl (OLE570-7):
Remix CD (OLE594-2):
7" vinyl (OLE594-7):
|UK Singles (OCC)||72|
|UK Singles (OCC)||41|
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