Tag: Rockpalast

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: 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: The Smiths preform hour-long set for German TV show ‘Rockpalast’ in 1984

Vintage Video: The Smiths preform hour-long set for German TV show ‘Rockpalast’ in 1984

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we dip into the vaults of “Rockpalast” for this performance by The Smiths in 1984. This 15-song set finds the band burning through its early material to the point that it encores with a couple of its best-known songs that already had been performed earlier.

Vintage Video: The B-52s dance this mess around in 1983 West German TV performance

Vintage Video: The B-52s dance this mess around in 1983 West German TV performance

For this week’s installment in the Vintage Video series, we revisit the classic, original lineup of The B-52s — including the late Ricky Wilson — as the band plays a 30-minute set in Dortmund, part of what was then West Germany, in 1983 for the TV show “Rockpalast.” The set comes a month after the release of “Whammy!”

Vintage Video: Simple Minds live at ‘Rockpalast’ 1982 — watch full 90-minute set

Vintage Video: Simple Minds live at ‘Rockpalast’ 1982 — watch full 90-minute set

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video we return to that treasure trove of quality early ’80s concert footage, the West German TV show “Rockpalast,” for this New Gold Dream-era performance by Simple Minds. Here, you can watch the full 90-minute performance by Jim Kerr and Co. filmed on June 6, 1982.

The Smiths’ debut turns 30 today — celebrate with a full hour-long concert from 1984

The Smiths’ debut turns 30 today — celebrate with a full hour-long concert from 1984

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the genre-shaping debut album from The Smiths, the John Porter-produced self-titled effort that remains, these three decades later, a point of contention among fans: Did these recordings best represent Morrissey and Marr’s early songs?

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: Siouxsie and the Banshees on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1981 — watch 75-minute set

Vintage Video: Siouxsie and the Banshees on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1981 — watch 75-minute set

For our latest installment of Vintage Video, we turn, yet again, to the fabulous archive of the German TV show “Rockpalast,” this time for a full, 75-minute concert by the inimitable Siouxsie and the Banshees, filmed on July 19, 1981, in Colgone, Germany, just weeks after the release of the band’s fourth studio album, ‘Juju.’

Einstürzende Neubauten to release CD/DVD set of 1990 ‘Rockpalast’ concert

Einstürzende Neubauten to release CD/DVD set of 1990 ‘Rockpalast’ concert

German industrial group Einstürzende Neubauten next month will release a CD/DVD set that captures the band’s 1990 concert for the German TV show “Rockpalast.” Featuring 16 songs, the release — dubbed, naturally, “Live at Rockpalast 1990” — is due out Nov. 12, according to the band’s website.

Vintage Video: Big Country on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1986 — watch full 100-minute concert

Vintage Video: Big Country on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1986 — watch full 100-minute concert

For our latest installment of Vintage Video, we turn, yet again, to the fabulous archive of the German TV show ‘Rockpalast,’ this time for a full, 100-minute concert by Big Country that was filmed March 15, 1986, during the band’s tour ahead of the release of its third album, ‘The Seer.’

Vintage Video: XTC performs for ‘Rockpalast’ on German TV in 1982 — full 70-minute gig

Vintage Video: XTC performs for ‘Rockpalast’ on German TV in 1982 — full 70-minute gig

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we bring you another classic performance filmed for the German TV show ‘Rockpalast’ — this time a full 70-minute concert by XTC filmed in 1982, just two months before the band would play its last-ever tour date before retiring as a live act due to Andy Partridge’s stage fright.

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1983 — full 90-minute gig

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1983 — full 90-minute gig

Been a while since we dusted off the Vintage Video series, so now’s a great time to dip into the vast reaches of YouTube for this 90-minute Echo & The Bunnymen concert filmed in March 1983 shortly after the release of Porcupine and broadcast by the renowned German TV show “Rockpalast.”

Vintage Video: Full R.E.M. concert from 1985’s ‘Fables’ tour filmed for ‘Rockpalast’

Vintage Video: Full R.E.M. concert from 1985’s ‘Fables’ tour filmed for ‘Rockpalast’

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we bring you this pristine, 95-minute R.E.M. concert filmed on the ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’ tour on Oct. 2, 1985, for the German TV show ‘Rockpalast.’

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Jam, INXS, Brian Eno, UB40, The Motels, The Fall

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Jam, INXS, Brian Eno, UB40, The Motels, The Fall

This week’s new releases include a brand-new best-of from the Pet Shop Boys, a 2CD reissue of The Jam’s ‘Sound Affects,’ a live DVD from INXS, new studio albums from Brian Eno and Elvis Costello, and reissues from The Fall, UB40 and The Motels.