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Talking Heads :: Capitol Theatre – November, 1980 – Passaic, NJ

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

This is making the rounds…and for good reason. Talking Heads performing live at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, Fall of 1980, in support of the just released Remain In Light. Related: Talking Heads :: Live In Rome, 1980 (Full Concert)

Morning of The Earth :: Soundtrack, 1971 (Reissue)

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

“We are the measure of all things. And the beauty of our creation, of our art, is proportional to the beauty of ourselves, of our souls…” – morning of the earth, ost reissue 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of seminal Australian surf film, Morning of the Earth. For the occasion, the film was re-released (along […]

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Matt Sweeney :: Blood Embrace

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The second entry of our new cult film column, Videodrome, went live this week focusing on the 1977 revenge fandango, Rolling Thunder – a film I was initially turned onto in 2005 via the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Matt Sweeney collaborative LP, Superwolf. One of our favorite records of the past decade, Superwolf is home […]

The Red Rippers :: Over There…and Over Here

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

You think ‘Viking metal’ and ‘post-Takoma guitar soli’ are niche markets? Let’s talk about Ed Bankston, a veteran of the US Navy and former combat pilot who, in 1983, wrote, recorded and released a record about his experiences in Vietnam and sold it via an ad placed in the perennially batshit mercenary magazine Soldier of […]

Kevin Coyne :: I Want My Crown, 1973

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Early on in this clip from The Old Grey Whistle Test, Kevin Coyne admits that he “knicked” his version of “I Want My Crown” off the song’s originator, Big Joe Williams.  Coyne’s interpretation is more spritely, melodic, and memorable than the bluesman’s—it’s the work of an art-school lifer caught in a moment of mainstream success. […]

Cherry Wainer & Don Storer :: Peter Gunn

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Just like last time, today’s Videodrome is a clip from a German TV show. Specifically, the show Beat! Beat! Beat! No, not the Beat Club… but the show did have a Shindig/Bandstand style “variety” format where mostly U.K. and American rock bands would play a few songs to smiling, bopping teenagers. I caught this video […]

Ike & Tina Turner :: Nutbush City Limits

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

I came across today’s Videodrome entry last month while digging around in search of an Ike & The Rhythm Kings performance I’d previously stumbled upon (late) one night. I never did find the Ike clip, but this “live performance” did more than suffice. And yes, do note the quotes surrounding the words ‘live’ and ‘performance’. […]