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Hard News: Holiday Music: Pop TV Lives

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  • Russell Brown, in reply to paul mckessar,

    Doctor Hook, live on German TV, you say? Oh yes.

    I'm sold already.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Looking back through mainly Later with Jools Holland, you get an interesting insight into the evolution of one Polly Jean Harvey.

    Dress - 1992

    This is Love - 2001

    Let England Shake - 2011

    As a late breaking fan (probably early noughties) it's cool to look back.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Amazing documentary on New Order’s iconic Blue Monday was just posted on their Facebook page, made by Swedish National Television. Recorded last year, and includes interviews with the whole band, including the estranged Hook, and sleeve designer Peter Saville.

    The best bit for me was when they explain all the ‘references’ in the track. Most I wasn’t surprised by, [SPOILER ALERT] but I can’t recall hearing the Klein and MBO track Dirty Talk before. Fascinating.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    Amazing documentary on New Order’s iconic Blue Monday was just posted on their Facebook page, made by Swedish National Television. Recorded last year, and includes interviews with the whole band, including the estranged Hook, and sleeve designer Peter Saville.

    That's superb.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Extending the meta-foray, Richard Ram posted this on twitter in response to the above.

    BBC Synth Britannia.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    BBC Synth Britannia.

    Also very good. I've got a few things like this on my hard drive ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Gabor Toth,

    Here's another Monks track that caught my interest from the West German TV pop show "Beat Beat Beat" in 1966 . It's not so much the music but the introduction by the show's host as he effortlessly jumps between English and German (probably to cater for the large number of allied troops stationed in West Germany at the time). I do have another language up my sleeve (Hungarian) but I'm still envious at the ease at which Germans seem to be able to pick up multiple languages (the Dutch are a similar).

    Wellington • Since Dec 2006 • 137 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Gabor Toth,

    brothers ex-arms...

    Here’s another Monks track

    I'm not sure about their tonsure?
    Are they shaved, or stuck on?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7950 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    just rumbled this piece of greatness from The Beat Club - they reckon it's the Walker Brothers, but I'm wondering if it's a rare Scott Walker duet with a very early doors Napoleon Dynamite.

    Leggy Mountbatten would have loved the trousers.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to paul mckessar,

    Belatedly: I read that Dr Hook piece a few months back and was actually crying with laughter. It's so, so good.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Gary Elshaw, in reply to JacksonP,

    The introduction to Something Else has the same feeling as this classic. Coincidence? Nozin' Around

    Apia, Samoa • Since Mar 2011 • 22 posts Report Reply

  • Gary Elshaw, in reply to Ross Bell,

    Was that the one when Karen was obviously stoned and Sam Hunt made an appearance? Sam had just been given some accolade for poetry and Karen asked what he got for it, he made mention of something and then spread his arms wide and said, "..and a really, really big bag of pot." My teenage self fell to the floor laughing.

    Live TV in New Zealand in the 1980's was grand. You could get away with some other remarkable things too once in a while.

    Apia, Samoa • Since Mar 2011 • 22 posts Report Reply

  • Manakura, in reply to Russell Brown,

    does anyone remember the 89/90 nye music show, i think it was titled ‘and finally this’? a very young very long haired robert rakete was one of the hosts and they had a giant neon ice cream sundae sculpture – pressing the cherry on top caused a racey (for the times) video to play. one of these included a live recording of a plasmatics song in which the frontwomyn sledgehammers and blows up a gto whilst wearing a leotard backwards with large pieces of duct tape over her nipples. robin thicke, so old hat

    we had a vhs of it i watched semi regularly until well into the 90s, but i ’ve since lost track of it and can’t find the show anywhere on the interwebs. it was gold i tells ya

    Whaingāroa • Since Nov 2006 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Gary Elshaw,

    Live TV in New Zealand in the 1980’s was grand. You could get away with some other remarkable things too once in a while.

    That Billy T skit is amazing, because it actually feels like it is Playschool.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    Amazing documentary on New Order’s iconic Blue Monday

    Wow. Thank you.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • David Tpagency,

    t’s an amazing video production. I think both video editor and Videographer work properly on this video. After seeing this video, I enjoyed very much. There is http://www.theproductionagency.co.nz/video-production/ , which also providing nice video production. Last week I saw their production.

    New Zealand • Since Apr 2014 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Hi all. Just leaving up the above spam while we sort out who's doing it. It doesn't seem to be the company themselves.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

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