Monday, March 26, 2012

Some cool videos I found

Browsing youtube and looking up my favorite bands I uncovered some cool videos worth seeing. Mostly this will consist of interviews, concerts, and all things music related.

Depeche Mode 1990 riot outside the Wherehouse in Los Angeles
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Part 2
This was to be a signing at a record store in Los Angeles to promote the album Violator. This was Depeche Mode's bestselling album containing the hit singles Enjoy The Silence, Personal Jesus, World in My Eyes, and Policy of Truth. I suppose Depeche Mode did not expect so many people to show up. Most people who attended did not get to see the band or get autographs so KROQ released a free promo cassette with an interview and remix of Something To Do. This is kinda cool to see them on the verge of a massive breakthrough here in the US.

Dead Can Dance - The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove (live at the Hague, Netherlands 2005)
I've been listening to Dead Can Dance obsessively these past few days, ever since I got tickets to their upcoming Los Angeles show. This was from their last reunion tour in 2005. The quality here is superb! Such an excellent band that everyone should know about. Magical performance.

Russel Brand interviews Morrissey (2009, from the Years of Refusal DVD)
Part 1
Part 2
Silly interview. You can tell Russel is a huge fan of Morrissey. This does show Morrissey's sense of humor which doesn't always come off in interviews.

REM - Live from the Raleigh Underground (1982)
This was recorded before REM even released their Chronic Town EP. This is believed to be the earliest professional recording of REM. I always like seeing live footage of bands before they become huge. It shows their humble beginnings. It's always cool to see Michael Stipe when he was hiding behind his hair. I will forever miss REM.

20/20 talks about new wave in 1979 segment
It's always funny when mainstream journalism latches on to new music. This early 1979 segment talks about the emerging "new wave" music which was becoming popular at the time. This is worth watching to see some early footage of The Ramones, The Clash, Klaus Nomi, Elvis Costello, and Talking Heads among others.

Pink Floyd live at Pompeii (1972)
This is not exactly a "live" concert because there is not much of an audience aside from some random kids. Really cool visuals to go with the songs. One of the best, most beautiful live concerts ever. Watch the whole thing, you will not be disappointed.

This ends this entry. Expect more cool youtube finds in the future. Expect this to be an ongoing segment here.

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