Newly posted footage of The Feelies circa 1979/80

Didn’t get to see The Feelies live til the mid-80’s, at which point I saw them every time they played my town, and was never left anything other than blown away and exhausted. One of the greatest live bands ever.

Also, if you have not, do yourself a favor and check out Paul Tschinkel’s youtube archives. Mucho amazingness.

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Recently uploaded footage of The Cure at Hurrah Nightclub, 1980!

Amazing sound and an intimate performance. A must seeĀ for fans of this classic era. Check Libin’s youtube page for further rarities from Gang of Four, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Suicide, The Plastics, Polyrock, Snatch, and James White And The Blacks with Debbie Harry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smash it! Sonny Bono goes punk… on The Love Boat

Why couldn’t we have gotten an album outta Deacon Dark?

If you haven’t been to Night Flight’s site (yes, they of 80’s New Wave Theater fame), I highly recommend it.

http://nightflight.com/smash-it-the-demented-the-dangerous-and-the-disgusting-deacon-dark/

R.I.P. Denise Matthews, aka Vanity

The titular 1982 sole LP from Vanity 6 is an absolute classic of it’s era. Written and produced by Prince, who also released his double LP 1999 the same year and was on an unparalleled hot streak creatively speaking, the album is filled with party funk every bit worthy of his genius. Seriously, there is not a bum cut on the record, and most of them have made their way into DJ sets of mine over the years.

Check out the below posted performance, LP, and this article on Prince’s tribute to Vanity at a show last night, which also has the only clip I could find of the unreleased Vanity 6 master jam, Vibrator, featuringĀ Prince in a comedic sketch, in line with his vocal appearance on If A Girl Answers (Don’t Hang Up) from the Vanity LP.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&ie=UTF-8&rct=j#q=vanity+vibrator+prince

 

 

 

 

Songs of The Day: Trio – Hearts Are Trump, and Sunday You Need Love

Trio really nail the Sunday Valentine’s vibe with this one-two punch. One of my favorite bands to arise from the NDW.

 

 

and a bonus, original German language version Herz Ist Trumpf

Ektro Records reissue 1982 single from Mr. Epp & The Calculations, featuring a pre-Mudhoney Mark Arm

Mudhoney’s Steve Turner was also in the band, though after the single, I believe.

http://ektrorecords.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=4188&osCsid=ub61dll5v1dpkl87l89umbhs10