The video for the song "Eating meat the men", filmed by director Boris Dedenyov in 1998, became the first professional video clip of the group "King and the Clown". The song "Ate meat men" appeared during the work of musicians on the "Acoustic Album." And when there was a question about a quality video for television, they decided to shoot this song because it was “newborn”, the musicians loved working with interest, and the composition that was not tested in public is always interesting. The shooting lasted two days: on the first day, they took the drinking men, and the group itself took part only in the second day.
The text of the song "Eat the meat men" tells about the revenge of the deceived husband, who fed the men with his wife, whom she secretly met. What, by the way, he told the peasants during the feast, but they “did not understand him,” because the meat was “washed down with beer”.
In the video clip reigns a medieval atmosphere. In the middle of the room on fire there is a huge cauldron in which, apparently, the groom’s wife was welded. The role of the bloodthirsty groom in the clip, of course, is played by the leader of the group, Mikhail Potter, Gorshenev. It is he who starts the video clip, ominously entering the house.In one of the interviews, the still very young Pot shared that he wants to be a hero with a negative appearance for the public, that the appearance of a demon or something of a crazy jester is close to him, and in this clip he looks very harmoniously in the eerie role of the woman's killer .
The rest of the musicians are also involved in the universal rampage. Not far from the table, in the corner of the room, there is a drum set with Alexander Schigolev behind it. The guitar is played by Yakov Tsvirkunov, established in the group, and Alexander Balunov by the torso on the bass. Backing vocalist Andrei Knyazev, of course, is also rampaging the shot.
The video was presented and began to broadcast on MTV. In addition, the song was played on the radio. "The men ate the meat," quickly took off in the charts. It was this composition that brought the group fame on a national scale.
Later, in 1999, the song "Ate the meat men" entered the eponymous concert album of the group "King and the Clown", recorded in the St. Petersburg club "Spartak". The song itself, the video for it and the live album made a lot of noise and became popular among the fans of the group.