For this latest installment of our Vintage Video series, we honor the life and music of The Beat’s Ranking Roger — who died Monday — with the single best document of the 2 Tone era, the criminally out-of-print concert film “Dance Craze: The Best of British Ska… Live!” Watch the whole film right here.
Category: Vintage Video
Thirty years after touring the U.S. in support of World Without End, guitarist/songwriter David Newton of The Mighty Lemon Drops received a VHS tape in the mail. On it: professionally recorded footage from the band’s gig at at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro in May 1988. Check it out right here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present this MTV-broadcast concert by former Teardrop Explodes frontman Julian Cope, filmed at The Ritz in New York City on July 6, 1987, and featured during the network’s “Saturday Night Concert” series. Watch the hour-long set right here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we offer up this delightfully low-budget television commercial promoting Love and Rockets’ 1986 album Express — the existence of which is fairly surprising, considering it would be three years before the band’s real commercial breakthrough in the U.S. with “So Alive.”
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present this hour-long, broadcast-quality footage of 10,000 Maniacs opening for the Grateful Dead at the Buffalo Bills’ stadium on July 4, 1989. The show comes a few months after the release of the band’s fourth album, Blind Man’s Zoo.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we offer up this fantastic hour-long set by New Order that was filmed at a Belgian club in late 1985 for TV broadcast — and it’s been synced up with audio remastered by The Analog Loyalist (who you may remember for coming up with this New Order treasure).
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present some very rare, very high-quality early concert footage of The Church — 50-plus minutes of the band performing at what’s believed to be Hodern Pavilion in its hometown of Sydney, Australia, in 1982. Watch the full set right here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn the clock back to 1984 to find Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders on the comeback trail, touring in support of their third album Learning to Crawl, recorded and released in the wake of the deaths of founding members James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back to 1986, and this clip of Oingo Boingo performing on the network TV broadcast “Disneyland’s Summer Vacation Party” on a bill that also included Kenny Loggins, Adam Ant, Miami Sound Machine, The Bangles, Chubby Checker and more. Watch it here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present one of the more rare YouTube finds: video footage of a full performance by Love and Rockets. This is a nine-song festival set filmed in Santiago, Chile, in 1996 as the band was touring in support of that year’s Sweet F.A. album — and previewing material that would end up on Lift.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we flash back to the fall of 1985, during the weeks that Siouxsie and the Banshees continued to tour the U.K. despite the band’s frontwoman having dislocated her knee during a performance and wound up in a full leg cast. Watch it here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we offer up what was, at the time, the final performance by Jane’s Addiction, a concert on Sept. 26, 1991, in Honolulu that saw frontman Perry Farrell and drummer Stephen Perkins strip completely naked for several songs at the end of the main set. Watch it here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present what is believed to be the earliest pro-shot video footage of R.E.M. in concert: a 50-minute live set filmed on Oct. 10, 1982, for broadcast on TV by a South Carolina station about six months before the release of the band’s debut, Murmur. Watch it here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we’ll revisit a rarity we first shared about four years ago: The Cure’s lost relic of The Top era, a 90-minute concert film called “Live in Japan” that documents the band’s Oct. 17, 1984, performance in Tokyo — and which was released the following year on VHS and Betamax in Japan only.