Category: Vintage Video

Vintage Video: Watch The Cult’s ‘Live at the Lyceum’ out-of-print 1984 concert film

Vintage Video: Watch The Cult’s ‘Live at the Lyceum’ out-of-print 1984 concert film

After a few weeks off, we’re back with a new installment of what’s supposed to be the weekly Vintage Video feature, this time presenting the The Cult’s long-out-of-print, VHS-only concert film “Dreamtime: Live at the Lyceum,” filmed May 20, 1984, at the London venue and released later that year.

Vintage Video: Talking Heads live in 1978 — watch 80-minute ‘More Songs’-era set

Vintage Video: Talking Heads live in 1978 — watch 80-minute ‘More Songs’-era set

For this week’s this installment of Vintage Video, we travel all the way back to 1978, when things apparently still were filmed in black and white, and the Talking Heads were still a herky-jerky four-piece yet to discover world music and on-stage guest musicians.

Vintage Video: Ministry at First Avenue, 1983 — watch full ‘With Sympathy’-era set

Vintage Video: Ministry at First Avenue, 1983 — watch full ‘With Sympathy’-era set

For this week’s this installment of Vintage Video, we travel back 30 years to a kinder, gentler time, an era before Al Jourgensen discovered speed metal and riddled his face with tattoos and piercings, and was, instead, simply content to rock a sharp hat, sing in a faux British accent and craft some high-grade early-’80s synthpop.

Vintage Video: Siouxsie, Robert Smith and Banshees get weird in ‘Play at Home’ special

Vintage Video: Siouxsie, Robert Smith and Banshees get weird in ‘Play at Home’ special

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present one of the weirder things you’ll see today: Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Alice In Wonderland”-inspired “Play at Home” special that aired on the U.K.’s Channel 4 in 1983, during the period Robert Smith was in the band.

Vintage Video: Love Tractor plays UCLA on Feb. 12, 1987 — watch full 90-minute set

Vintage Video: Love Tractor plays UCLA on Feb. 12, 1987 — watch full 90-minute set

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn to Slicing Up Eyeballs reader Walt, who shared with us this full 90-minute recording of classic Athens, Ga., alt-rockers Love Tractor performing a free show on the University of California at Los Angeles campus on Feb. 12, 1987.

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode ended European leg of Devotional Tour 20 years ago today

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode ended European leg of Devotional Tour 20 years ago today

To mark the occasion, Depeche Mode has debuted a new Archives Special on its website, a 5 1/2-minute reel compiled by webmaster Daniel Barassi that features rare performance footage of “Policy of Truth” from that July 31, 1993, concert, plus clips of “120 Minutes” host Lewis Largent interviewing each member of the band.

Vintage Video: Public Image Ltd. live at ‘Rockpalast’ 1983 — watch full hour-long set

Vintage Video: Public Image Ltd. live at ‘Rockpalast’ 1983 — watch full hour-long set

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we bring you the full hour-long performance by Public Image Ltd. on the West German TV show “Rockpalast” in 1983, a 13-song set that recently was released on both CD and DVD — but the folks at the RockpalastOfficial YouTube channel put it online.

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen in Liverpool, 1982 — watch 30-minute UK TV special

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen in Liverpool, 1982 — watch 30-minute UK TV special

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present this 30-minute live set by Echo & The Bunnymen that was filmed Aug. 26, 1982, at Sefton Park in Liverpool and aired on the BBC 2 series “Pop Carnival,” a performance that finds Ian McCulloch squarely between their second and third albums.

Vintage Video: Watch the Ramones rip through 25 songs in 50 minutes in Germany, 1978

Vintage Video: Watch the Ramones rip through 25 songs in 50 minutes in Germany, 1978

In honor of last weekend’s passing of Ramones artistic director Arturo Vega, we’ll use this week’s Vintage Video to dig up a choice concert from the New York punk legends. This performance from Sept. 13, 1978, in Bremen, Germany, finds the band ripping through 25 songs in just about 50 minutes flat.

Vintage Video: ‘The Cure in Orange’ — watch out-of-print 1987 concert film in full

Vintage Video: ‘The Cure in Orange’ — watch out-of-print 1987 concert film in full

While we’ve posted this before — more than three years ago, in fact — The Cure’s Robert Smith has yet to follow through with his announcement of a DVD release of “The Cure in Orange,” so, as it remains sadly out of print, we once again present the full 1987 concert film, thanks to the miracle of YouTube.

Vintage Video: The Sisters of Mercy in Chicago, 1984 — watch full 50-minute concert

Vintage Video: The Sisters of Mercy in Chicago, 1984 — watch full 50-minute concert

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present an early U.S. performance by The Sisters of Mercy in the form of this full 50-minute set filmed at Chicago’s Exit Club on April 15, 1984. The show comes nearly a year before the release of the Sisters’ debut album First and Last and Always.

Morrissey’s first solo concert: Watch rare video of full 1988 show with ex-Smiths members

Morrissey’s first solo concert: Watch rare video of full 1988 show with ex-Smiths members

It’s Morrissey’s birthday today, and while the ever-dour singer celebrated by declaring war on foie gras, one of his fans took the opportunity to drop a real surprise, marking Moz’s 54th with a leak of ultra-rare, pro-shot video capturing the singer’s first-ever solo concert, with Moz backed by Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, in full.

Vintage Video: Love and Rockets in London, 1987 — watch full 70-minute concert

Vintage Video: Love and Rockets in London, 1987 — watch full 70-minute concert

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present an exceedingly rare — on YouTube, anyway — ’80s-era concert from Love and Rockets, filmed at the band’s Oct. 15, 1987, headlining date at London’s Town & Country Club. The 70-minute concert took place just a month after the release of Earth Sun Moon.

Vintage Video: The Chameleons in London, 1984 — watch full 100-minute concert

Vintage Video: The Chameleons in London, 1984 — watch full 100-minute concert

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we travel back to London on Nov. 9, 1984, to watch Mark Burgess lead his classic post-punk act The Chameleons through a 13-song, 100-performance at the Camden Palace, focusing on material from 1983’s Script of the Bridge and its follow-up.