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Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:35:26 PM »
Probably worded the subject wrong and I think we've had at least one similar thread before but I just really wanted to post this (terrible quality) footage of The Wedding Present on The Esther Rantzen Show. I really love the audience reaction shots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0TSGMyx2Uo

I think the second to last black man at the end is my favourite.

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 08:57:08 PM »
The Cramps Live at Napa State Mental Hospital.

A lot cooler and unexploitative than I'd been led to believe when it seemed more like a playground rumour than an actual event.

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 09:33:52 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBYqNj7Rrh4

Pop Will Eat Itself on Gay Byrne's Late Late Show is a pretty commonly mentioned one, right?

Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 09:53:25 PM »
The Cramps Live at Napa State Mental Hospital.

A lot cooler and unexploitative than I'd been led to believe when it seemed more like a playground rumour than an actual event.

There were definitely raves at Park Prewitt Mental Hospital after it was abandoned, but someone I know claims that there were some while parts of the hospital was still functioning and some of the patients were seen wandering around.

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 10:05:22 PM »
An incredibly stoned Ween doing Freedom Of '76 on a daytime talk show in 1993.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzYykIA1xVg

Bay City Rollers on the Ann Margret Show is an old favourite, of course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHgME-U-9wU

Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 10:16:26 PM »
Visibly bored audience you say?
https://youtu.be/pyEOfxdoBss

Actually they might just be in shock.

The cut away at 2:40 is pure spun gold.

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 10:17:50 PM »
An incredibly stoned Ween doing Freedom Of '76 on a daytime talk show in 1993.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzYykIA1xVg


I think that's a sweet clip. It has the look and feel of a Jerry/Maury talk show, but the host is actually interested in these goofy slackers and asks sensible questions. Wouldn't happen nowdays...

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 10:21:04 PM »
Visibly bored audience you say?
https://youtu.be/pyEOfxdoBss

Actually they might just be in shock.

The cut away at 2:40 is pure spun gold.

Young Roger Waters/Avon out of Blakes 7/Someone out of the Kinks checking out Pipou there. But what of Lou DePrick?

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 10:30:21 PM »
MC5 in 1970.
I've no idea why everyone is just standing staring at them.
It's as if their music is a foreign language.

https://youtu.be/74jS3dW0DtE

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 10:34:11 PM »
Toy Dolls miming Nellie The Elephant on Pebble Mill At One. Cringe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHJ915g-zv0

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 10:35:40 PM »

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 10:52:38 PM »
Visibly bored audience you say?
https://youtu.be/pyEOfxdoBss

Actually they might just be in shock.

The cut away at 2:40 is pure spun gold.

Even before clicking on the link, I knew that would be the incredible Two Man Sound!

Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 10:58:29 PM »
I think I first saw this clip thanks to a link on here and it's still one of my favourite things on the whole of youtube. Just watching it again now and it is so fucking ace.

Public Image Limited - Poptones and Careering on American Bandstand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZLhqTzjpUM

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 11:01:41 PM »
I think that's a sweet clip. It has the look and feel of a Jerry/Maury talk show, but the host is actually interested in these goofy slackers and asks sensible questions. Wouldn't happen nowdays...

I've watched it many times and it's really endearing, isn't it? "Chocolate & Cheese" was Ween's biggest artistic breakthrough album, so it's great to see them at a point where their creativity is spiking massively, and here they are, baked out of their gourds, looking like they just got out of bed and don't know the first thing about being a successful band. But they were writing the songs, as "Freedom" demonstrates. It's such an amazing tune.

Fuckin' love the completely unimpressed kid in the shades at 00:58 as well.

Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 11:59:15 PM »
Stevie rocking out with the kids on Sesame St?

https://youtu.be/_ul7X5js1vE

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2019, 12:49:38 AM »
A pretty obscure VHS clip of GG Allin performing(?) "Assface" on Aspel & Co, mid 80s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_nEA3dtOZs

Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2019, 08:25:56 AM »
Ha great thread, what's funny is its pure disdain in the eyes of most of the audiences, legitimate hate.

Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2019, 08:58:04 AM »
Probably worded the subject wrong and I think we've had at least one similar thread before but I just really wanted to post this (terrible quality) footage of The Wedding Present on The Esther Rantzen Show. I really love the audience reaction shots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0TSGMyx2Uo

I think the second to last black man at the end is my favourite.

No-one's beaten this post yet, it's pure gold. Even has a shot of Esther herself, with the kind of look Alan Partridge had on his face when he realised he'd inadvertently booked a controversial punky band (featuring Cravats frontman The Shend on guitar ) for his show. Esther is wearing one of many 'What the fuck*is* this?' expressions that can be seen in the audience, whilst the boy Gedge and his cohorts play indefatigably on. Especial praise for the massively unimpressed old dears in Troggs t-shirts, and the old feller gamely tapping his fingers on his walking stick. Cracking vid, holyzombiejesus!
Tony Blackburn's in there, too!
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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2019, 09:17:19 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBYqNj7Rrh4

Pop Will Eat Itself on Gay Byrne's Late Late Show is a pretty commonly mentioned one, right?

Along with Pop Will Eat Itself in front of a Public Enemy crowd

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2019, 09:19:47 AM »
Visibly bored audience you say?
https://youtu.be/pyEOfxdoBss

Actually they might just be in shock.

The cut away at 2:40 is pure spun gold

Wanka!

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2019, 11:59:35 AM »
Every now and then I offer prayers to my (admittedly petty and rarely available) God that someone, somewhere has unearthed video footage of grindcore pioneers Siege playing their high school Battle of the Band competition back in 1984. All that exists is some B&W photos, including the absolutely beautiful one that made the cover of the school newspaper, which shows an extremely dischuffed principal peeking around a curtain, presumably moments before he pulled the plug on the band that laid the foundations for the likes of Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror and about a million sub-genres of hardcore and extreme metal.




For inappropriate school concert antics, I'll just have to make do with Throbbing Gristle's appearance at Oundle School in 1980. Got to love it when some of the more swotty students are so scandalised that they start singing Jerusalem in protest!

Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2019, 02:33:43 PM »
Wayne Gibson: Under My Thumb on Crackerjack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6CtlfoZYmU

Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2019, 02:36:12 PM »
Radiohead doing Creep at the MTV Beachhouse always seemed a bit incongruous:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEWHknNuYGc

Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2019, 08:47:08 PM »
This was my Beatles-on-Ed-Sullivan moment - Wire with legendary 70s/80s TV bimbo/Thighmaster shill Suzanne Somers, 1987:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkf84_tVdBc

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2019, 09:56:47 PM »
A pretty obscure VHS clip of GG Allin performing(?) "Assface" on Aspel & Co, mid 80s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_nEA3dtOZs
Clicked on that expecting Rick Astley.

Disappointed.



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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2019, 12:06:32 AM »
Clicked on that expecting Rick Astley.

Disappointed.

it was strongly considered

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2019, 05:57:23 AM »
No one's mentioned Iggy Pop, shirtless and wired on the genteel delicate housewive's favourite morning show, The Dinah Shore Show.

Plus Dave Bowie out the Dave Bowie Band on piano!

Full appearance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRtz8DNjwxM


Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2019, 07:25:31 AM »
Wayne Gibson: Under My Thumb on Crackerjack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6CtlfoZYmU

This is a good video, as well. Some of the corpsescomments are amusing too, including that one one wag made about him preferring him with Spit The Dog.
The Special AKA once appeared on "Crackerjack" too, performing "What I like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend", circa 1984. Wonder if that's up on YouTube ?

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2019, 07:38:34 AM »
No one's mentioned Iggy Pop, shirtless and wired on the genteel delicate housewive's favourite morning show, The Dinah Shore Show.

Plus Dave Bowie out the Dave Bowie Band on piano!

Full appearance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRtz8DNjwxM

Wasn't Iggy Pop quite also on Number 73, dry humping a teddy bear? I'm sure I've seen that on one of Channel Five's endless array of clip shows.
There is also one of Kylie performing to what looks like an audience of middle aged bankers which is quite good, but don't know where to find it or, indeed, how to put it up.

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Re: Footage of musicians playing in front of an unlikely audience
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2019, 07:48:56 AM »
Pere Ubu in-store bookshop appearance in 2006:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL8zRM-0RYQ

I love the complete lack of reaction from the little kid in glasses at the front.