Category: Vintage Video

Vintage Video: ‘Drums and Wires’-era XTC live performance captured by French TV

Vintage Video: ‘Drums and Wires’-era XTC live performance captured by French TV

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back to XTC’s early turn as a touring band for this 1979 performance filmed in Paris and broadcast by French TV. The 20-minute set comes a few months after the release of Drums and Wires, and opens with three songs off that album.

Vintage Video: The Sisters of Mercy’s out-of-print Royal Albert Hall concert film ‘Wake’

Vintage Video: The Sisters of Mercy’s out-of-print Royal Albert Hall concert film ‘Wake’

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present The Sisters of Mercy’s long-out-of-print concert film “Wake,” recorded  at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 18, 1985 — the final concert by the lineup that included Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams, who went on to form The Mission.

Vintage Video: Bob Mould plays scorching 100-minute set on ‘Black Sheets of Rain’ tour

Vintage Video: Bob Mould plays scorching 100-minute set on ‘Black Sheets of Rain’ tour

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present this red-hot Bob Mould set from Athens, Ga., on 1990’s Black Sheets of Rain tour. Mould’s playing with his solo band and gets an assist on guitar from R.E.M.’s Peter Buck on a cover of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl.”

Vintage Video: Einstürzende Neubauten pounds through 70-minute set on ‘Rockpalast’

Vintage Video: Einstürzende Neubauten pounds through 70-minute set on ‘Rockpalast’

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we once again trawl the archives of the East German TV show “Rockpalast” for this 70-minute performance by famed West German industrial act Einstürzende Neubauten that was filmed in 1990, just a few months after German reunification.

Vintage Video: The Dead Milkmen make a mess of ‘Club MTV.’ Wubba, wubba, wubba

Vintage Video: The Dead Milkmen make a mess of ‘Club MTV.’ Wubba, wubba, wubba

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we revisit The Dead Milkmen’s notorious 1988 “performance” of their improbable hit “Punk Rock Girl” on “Club MTV” — which was decidedly not the usual cable-television outlet for such unkempt college radio faves. Watch the whole thing here.

Vintage Video: Hoodoo Gurus tear through ‘Stoneage Romeos’-era set in Sydney in 1984

Vintage Video: Hoodoo Gurus tear through ‘Stoneage Romeos’-era set in Sydney in 1984

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we head down under for this hour-long performance broadcast by Australian television of the Hoodoo Gurus playing in Sydney in 1984 in the months following the release of their debut, Stoneage Romeos.

Vintage Video: INXS hits early career heights with 90-minute ‘Rockpalast’ set in 1984

Vintage Video: INXS hits early career heights with 90-minute ‘Rockpalast’ set in 1984

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we again turn to the era-defining West German TV show “Rockpalast” and this 1984 performance by INXS, who, in the course of 90 minutes, run through 20 songs from the band’s early catalog — including future classics “Don’t Change,” “Black and White” and “The Original Sin.”

Vintage Video: Watch Public Image Ltd.’s VHS-only ‘Anarchy Movie 85’ concert film

Vintage Video: Watch Public Image Ltd.’s VHS-only ‘Anarchy Movie 85’ concert film

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present the out-of-print, oft-bootlegged Public Image Ltd. concert film “Anarchy Movie ’85,” which only ever was released officially on VHS in Japan. This VHS transfer has surprisingly great picture and audio quality.

Vintage Video: Watch 30 minutes of The Cure’s rehearsals for The Prayer Tour in 1989

Vintage Video: Watch 30 minutes of The Cure’s rehearsals for The Prayer Tour in 1989

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present a real treasure for fans of The Cure: about a half-hour’s worth of footage of the band rehearsing its Prayer Tour set at Bray Studios in Berkshire, England, in April of 1989, the month before Disintegration was released and the band headed out on tour.

Vintage Video: Watch a 40-minute ‘Juju’-era Siouxsie and the Banshees set from 1981

Vintage Video: Watch a 40-minute ‘Juju’-era Siouxsie and the Banshees set from 1981

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present this 40-minute set by Siouxsie and the Banshees, filmed at the U.K.’s Warwick University in 1981, about three months prior to the release Juju, and broadcast as part of the BBC’s “Rock Goes to College” series. Watch the 10-song set here.

Vintage Video: Midnight Oil lights up Alan Thicke’s ‘Thicke of the Night’ in 1984

Vintage Video: Midnight Oil lights up Alan Thicke’s ‘Thicke of the Night’ in 1984

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn to the very short-lived late-night talk show “Thicke of the Night,” hosted by the late Alan Thicke, and this 1984 visit by Aussie powerhouse Midnight Oil.
The band — not exactly a well-known act in America at the time — was allowed to perform three songs.

Vintage Video: Minutemen throw down 37 songs in 73 minutes at this 1985 show

Vintage Video: Minutemen throw down 37 songs in 73 minutes at this 1985 show

This week’s installment of Vintage Video delivers some real bang for the buck: It’s a 37-song, 73-minute set by the Minutemen filmed at a San Francisco club in May 1985, about seven months before the tragic death of frontman D. Boon in an automobile crash. Watch it in all its glory via uploader KILLTHATCATarchives.

Vintage Video: The House of Love plays an hour-long set at D.C.’s 9:30 Club in 1992

Vintage Video: The House of Love plays an hour-long set at D.C.’s 9:30 Club in 1992

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present something we don’t come across too often online: a full set, or at least a good chunk of a full set, by The House of Love. In this case, we’ve got a concert filmed Oct. 27, 1992, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., while touring Babe Rainbow.

Vintage Video: Talking Heads talk, and perform, on UK’s ‘South Bank Show’ in 1979

Vintage Video: Talking Heads talk, and perform, on UK’s ‘South Bank Show’ in 1979

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn to the UK television program “The South Bank Show,” and its 1979 spotlight on Talking Heads. The half-hour episode features the band being interviewed, plus live performances of classics such as “Psycho Killer” and “Life During Wartime.”