U2 – “New Year’s Day” (Video – 1983)

September 20, 2008 at 1:22 am (Music, U2)

Taken from the War album & still one of their most famous songs, this was released as a single in January 1983 and made it into the Top Ten in England. It was also their first single to make the pop charts in America.

NOTE: Please double click on video to get it to start playing.

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R.E.M. – “So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” (Video – 1984)

September 20, 2008 at 1:20 am (Music, R.E.M.)

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Devo – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Video – 1978)

September 20, 2008 at 1:17 am (Music)

Devo’s great cover of The Stones classic, taken from their Brian Eno-produced debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!

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The Who – “Baby O’Riley” (Live – 1978)

September 20, 2008 at 1:12 am (Music, Pete Townshend)

Going back to the 70s on this one. May 25, 1978 to be exact. Shepperton Studios in Middlesex – this was filmed for the documentary film The Kids Are Alright (which came out after Keith Moon’s death) in 1979.

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The Rolling Stones – “Angie” (Promo Video – 1973)

September 20, 2008 at 1:02 am (Music, The Rolling Stones)

This early promo clip is from 1973, taken from the Goat’s Head Soup album.

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Talking Heads – “Psycho Killer” (TV – 1978)

September 20, 2008 at 12:58 am (Music, Talking Heads)

Taken from a 1978 appearance on the British TV show “The Old Grey Whistle Test”

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The B-52’s – “Private Idaho” (Video – 1980)

September 20, 2008 at 12:55 am (Music)

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The Rutles – “I Must Be in Love” (Video – 1978)

September 20, 2008 at 12:50 am (Music)

This “video” is taken from the 1978 TV-movie The Rutles: All You Need is Cash – the documentary of the pre-Fab Four.
Of course, The Rutles only existed in our minds. Eric Idle from Monty Python fame (who plays the Paul McCartney “character” in the movie) invented this brilliant send-up of The Beatles and got Neil Innes from The Bonzo Dog Band (who plays the John Lennon “character”) to write & record all the music – which of course, were all parodies of actual Beatle songs. They were so well-done, you would swear these were real songs from the 60s.
This movie is hysterical and highly recommended to any Beatles or Monty Python fan.

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The Vapors – “Turning Japanese” (Video – 1980)

September 20, 2008 at 12:40 am (Music)

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The Kinks – “Lola” (TV – 1970)

September 20, 2008 at 12:34 am (Music)

Not sure of the TV appearance on this one…

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