Director: Walter Stern
The scene is an abandoned London subway - Aldwych. The main focus of attention is on Keith, who runs around with an angle grinder trying to wreck the train tracks, while the rest of the band look on in approval. After this we see Keith hanging on to his life by a few bicycle tubes in a lift shaft, 60 feet off the ground. The video caused uproar in the UK.
Questions in the House of Commons, bad pressand a record number of complaints to 'Top of the Pops' for showing the video. 'Top of the Pops' actually asked the band to remake the video, offering to pay the expenses, but were told quit bluntly to "fuck off". Great stuff.
Interestingly enough, there are two videos for Firestarter. The original one was directed by the bloke who made the Levi's Jeans advertisement. But it turned out to be a real modern arty type video and the band were hardly in it so they scrapped it.