Today, this video seems dated. That’s to be expected from any video that was released nearly 20 years ago. Today, it’s hard to imagine anyone going through that much trouble to steal a TV as small as the one that is at the center of this video. In 1992, the idea of a wireless TV that didn’t need an antenna seemed like science fiction. Today, though, it’s pretty much a part of everyday life.
TV Crimes was the first single to be released off of Black Sabbath’s 1992 album, Dehumanizer. Dehumanizer would be the last Black Sabbath album to feature Ronnie James Dio until 2006, when Dio returned for a greatest hits album, Black Sabbath: The Dio Years. Dio subsequently appeared on a 2008 studio album, The Devil You Know (a.k.a. Heaven & Hell). The Devil You Know would prove to be Dio’s final studio appearance before his death in 2010.
This video was directed by Nigel Dick, who is one of the strongest and most prolific music video directors around. He started in 1983 and has directed videos for basically everyone. If you were a successful rock band in the 80s or 90s, Nigel Dick directed at least one video for you. He continued directing into the 21st century and he’s still going at it. Duran Duran, Oasis, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Brooke Hogan (?), Def Leppard, Madness, they’ve all had videos directed by Nigel Dick. Dick also directed some videos for Nickelback but we won’t hold that against him.