system of a down – chic n stu

The song is Chic n’ Stu by System of a Down. This was shot at Cicis Pizza in Springfield MO.

Until soad releases their own video, I guess this will have to do!

since everybody is debating the name and/or meaning of this song here is a little more info about it:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Chic ‘n’ Stu”
Song by System of a Down
Album Steal This Album!
Released November 26, 2002
Format CD
Recorded 2002
Genre Alternative metal
Length 2:23
Label American/Columbia
Writer Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian
Producer Rick Rubin, Daron Malakian

“Chic ‘n’ Stu” is the opening track from the record called Steal This Album! by System of a Down.

Song name origin and meaning

The title of the song refers to Chick Hearn and Stu Lantz, the Los Angeles Lakers broadcasters, but it also is a pun on “Chicken Stew”, keeping with the food topics of the song. The first verse “This ballgame’s in the refrigerator” refers to what Hearn said when the Los Angeles Lakers were in control during the game. The song itself is believed to be about advertising creating an artificial need for a product, using pizza as an example.

The song was played live in 1999 and 2000, long before the release of the album the song was featured on.

Live version

The first time the song was played was during a live show called “The French Revolution” in Paris, France on May 24, 1999. It had a few minor lyric changes and Serj Tankian sang the song by himself as opposed to later versions, in which Daron Malakian also sings a few verses. The song was only played until the end of the breakdown. The name of the song was unknown, so the fans named it “Pizza Pie”. Daron introduced the name of the song during a show in London, England on December 20th, 1999. Bootleggers named it “Chicken Stew”, because the pronunciation was the same as “Chic ‘n’ Stu”. The song also featured vocals from Daron during the performance at that concert.

Leaked version

The song also leaked to the Internet on the unofficial Toxicity II bootleg in early 2002[1], containing songs stolen from the recording studio of the band during the recording of their second album, Toxicity. The song was named “Therapy” and “Chick ‘n’ Stu”[2] by the bootleggers who leaked the songs. This version had no vocals from Malakian.


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