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YouTube pulls Health's 'USA Boys' video

June 11, 2010 |  4:01 pm


We had a few kind words for the L.A. noise-rock quartet Health on Wednesday after the band sold out and blew away the Echoplex on the first date of a new national tour. Apparently YouTube was not as impressed, as the video-sharing service just yanked Health's new kind-of-sexy video for its single "USA Boys," which is really no randier than anything you'd see on basic cable on a school night.

As the band's Twitter feed suggests (in profane terms), its spectacularly gruesome and violent clip for "We Are Water" is apparently A-OK, but a bit of bare thigh will damage young psyches. Fortunately, Vimeo thinks its viewers aren't quite the shrinking violets that must be over there on YouTube, so click here to view the lovely "USA Boys" clip.

-- August Brown

Photo: Health at the Echoplex. Credit: Bret Hartman / For The Times