The Beatles – “Help!” (Promo Video – 1965)

September 3, 2008 at 9:06 pm (John Lennon, Music, The Beatles)

This is probably one of the earliest video clips…

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“James Paul McCartney” (1973 – Part 3)

September 3, 2008 at 9:00 pm (Music, Paul McCartney, The Beatles)

More of Paul McCartney’s 1973 TV special James Paul McCartney. In this segment Wings does their then-current single “My Love” (w/ orchestral backing) followed by a “video” of “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey.”

More to come of this now-forgotten special…

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Rodney Dangerfield – “What’s My Line” (1974)

September 3, 2008 at 8:12 pm (Comedy, Rodney Dangerfield)

Rodney appearing on an old episode of “What’s My Line” – this isn’t a stand up bit, though he still manages to get a few of his jokes in. 

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The Fleshtones – “Take a Good Look!” (Trailer – 2008)

September 3, 2008 at 12:45 am (Music)

This goofy little “trailer” is basically Peter Zaremba and Keith Streng telling people to buy their latest album Take a Good Look! The Fleshtones have been plugging away for 30 years now, creating their own exciting brand of music they call “super rock.” Give these guys some love…

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The Pretty Things – “S.F. Sorrow Is Born” (1968)

September 3, 2008 at 12:35 am (Psychedelia)

Taken from one of the first “rock operas,” S.F. Sorrow from 1968. The Pretty Things are one of the more underrated 60s British bands. This was their most ambitious album.   

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Grace Slick – “Let It Go” (1980)

September 3, 2008 at 12:34 am (Grace Slick, Music)

Another track off the Dreams album, which has been out of print for many years. Grace is definitely one of the more underrated singers in history. Once the queen of rock n roll, she’s now somewhat forgotten. It would be nice to see a box set come out on her, to restore her name.   

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The Nice – “Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon” (1967)

September 3, 2008 at 12:34 am (Psychedelia)

The Nice, led by future ELPer Keith Emerson and guitarist Davy O’List, made some pretty creative albums in the late 60s. This was one of their better psych songs.

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Billy Nicholls – “Life Is Short” (1968)

September 3, 2008 at 12:22 am (Psychedelia)

A psych-pop confection from this British teenage singer/songwriter. Influenced by The Beach Boys, among other things, he recorded an album called Would You Believe that reflected that influence. The album was never officially released though (only a few promotional copies came out) and his career soon fizzled out.

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Faine Jade – “People Games Play” (1968)

September 3, 2008 at 12:08 am (Psychedelia)

Another track off guitarist and singer Faine Jade’s criminally ignored album Introspection: A Faine Jade Recital. Only 20 years old at the time and inspired by Syd Barrett, Jade made his one and only album. He clearly should have made more.

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The Daily Flash – “Jack of Diamonds” (1966)

September 3, 2008 at 12:06 am (Psychedelia)

Specializing in electric rearrangements of contemporary folk songs, the Daily Flash were also capable of psychedelic rock, as on “Jack of Diamonds,” which featured blistering feedback guitar. They cut a couple of regional singles and appeared with many of the leading psychedelic groups of the day in California, but never managed to record an album. Guitarist Doug Hastings played briefly with Buffalo Springfield and was a member of Rhinoceros.

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