Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Internet Saves my Head and Preserves Balance

Hello from our new home in Elkridge.

There are two things.
1. We now have a cable modem instead of DSL, and YouTube is much more enjoyable.
2. YouTube has about a billion music videos.

I am very happy at the moment.

Black Flag - Thirsty and Miserable, live from 1983! Holy crap! Henry only has like 1 tattoo.
Black Flag - Rise Above, 1984, live
The Ramones - Sheena is a Punk Rocker, live, looks like early 80's. 1234!
The Ramones - Pinhead, live at CBGBs in 1977!
The Clash - White Riot, live, 1977
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized, the one song that sums up the 80's best of all. Video.
The Minutemen - Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing. Live, early 80's. (D. Boon died in 1985.) Has one of the best punk lyrics ever: "If we heard mortar shells, we'd cuss more in our songs, and cut down the guitar solos."
The Minutemen - Vietnam, Live
Flipper - Nothing, Live 1985
Elvis Costello - Pump it up, video. Quintessential New Wave.
Elvis Costello - Lipstick Vogue, live, 1979
Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys, pre-MTV music video. Band lineup is from the first album, James Honeyman-Scott (guitar) died in 1982, Pete Farndon (bass) kicked out in 1982, died in 1983.
The New York Dolls - Personality Crisis, video from 1973!
The Cramps - The Hot Pearl Snatch, I think I have this on a vinyl picture disk in the basement.
The Cramps - Garbageman, 1980? Pre-MTV, the band has the no-bass lineup from "Songs the Lord Taught Us" album.
The Cramps - Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?, I can't believe there is a video of this.
The Cramps - The Way I Walk, 1978, live at Napa State Mental Hospital!!!
Howlin Wolf - Shake for Me

1 comment:

Drew Roth said...

What a gold mine. Here's a couple more:

This is Radio Clash:

The Clash doing "The Magnificent 7" on the Tom Snyder Show, 1981: