Iggy and the Stooges: "No Fun" Video
Iggy comes off hinged in this live footage from 1981. From the DVD "Iggy Pop - Live in San Francisco 1981".
In this clip, Debbie Harry and Iggy Pop sing "Well Did You Evah?" DVD description: "Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter" is an eclectic homage to the legendary songwriter benefiting AIDS research and relief. It features artistic videos addressing the effect of AIDS on society from such acclaimed directors as Jonathan Demme (The Manchurian Candidate, Silence of the Lambs), Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, U2: The Best of 1990-2000), Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) and Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Mystery Train). As a bonus, the DVD includes a live performance by Annie Lennox with Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter of ?Everytime We Say Goodbye? from the 1995 VH1 Honors Awards. Also presented on the DVD are interviews with Roland Gift, Richard Gere and John Malkovich culled from the 1991 Red Hot + Blue TV special.
As the popularity of punk and new wave in the '70s and '80s took flight, the groundbreaking late-night talk program "The Tomorrow Show" (boasting 3 Emmy nominations), hosted by Tom Snyder, welcomed many of the key figures of the genre. Now on DVD for the first time ever, 2 discs worth of explosive live performances and revealing interviews from the forefathers of the punk and new wave movement is available. Disc 1: October 11, 1977 - Joan Jett, Paul Weller, Bill Graham, Kim Fowley and Robert Hilburn in a roundtable discussion on the emergence of punk...February 3, 1981 - Elvis Costello & The Attractions songs: "New Lace Sleeves," "Watch Your Step"...February 12, 1981 - Iggy Pop songs: "Dog Food," "Five Foot One," "TV Eye"...May 20, 1981 - The Plasmatics songs: "Head Banger," "Master Plan"... Disc 2: May 11, 1978 - Patti Smith...June 25, 1980 - John Lydon...May 27, 1981 - The Jam songs: "Pretty Green," "Funeral Pyre"...September 1, 1981 - The Ramones songs: "We Want The Airwaves," "I Wanna Be Sedated," "The KKK Took My Baby Away"
VW joins the four-door coupe craze and blends in a bossy new technology. We take a first look from the 2008 Detroit auto show.
This little Saab gets more powerful when running green. We take a first look from the 2008 Detroit auto show.
While the group's 1991 debut A Word Of Science buried mainman George Evelyn's influences beneath a bleeping MIDI interface, 1995?s breakthrough Smokers Delight had little to do with techno; it's a hip hop chill out album, with a classic soul flourish. On Carboot Soul, George continued to take the sounds of soul innovators to new sound plateaus. Weaned by his family on soul staples Quincy Jones and Curtis Mayfield, George continued his musical education when the first wave of hip hop hit with tracks like "Rappers Delight" and "Buffalo Gals." George joined a local breakdance crew, where he forged an alliance with fellow b-boy Kevin Harper, forming Nightmares On Wax. They released the "Dexterous" single in 1990, but what caused a stir was their Top 40 UK hit "Aftermath." The track signaled the presence of "Northern Bleep," a homebrewed, Northeast digital-break sound underlined with solid hip hop beats. This technique can be found on 1991's A Word Of Science: The First And Final Chapter. After four years of co-running The Headz Club in Leeds, amassing samples, and rethinking his approach to music, George returned without Keith on 1995?s slo-mo, soulistic LP Smokers Delight. By then, George was up front about his musical inspirations. Each track nonchalantly sojourns down crisp Philly Soul production, pulsating ho-down medleys, heavy Barry White pant tones, and nerve-shivering chord shimmers. Its laid-back tone came from George hearing KLF?s "Chill Out" record and applying the concept to hip hop. Carboot Soul marked a major change for NOW in their use of live musicians. George is now joined onstage by a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, singer and rapper. It is all part of his plan for NOW to operate like a band rather than a studio act. In spite of this, the drum machine still remains. George elaborates, "Doing the live side proves there is more to the music. People have something more tangible to relate the music to and it gives us the chance to connect with the audience. The main priority for NOW is to prove that we can perform music, but we're not ignoring the fact that we come from a studio, technical background. We just want to mix the old with the new. That's why, at the moment, I don?t have a live drummer. The sound of the beats is what makes Nightmares." The title Carboot Soul commemorates the time George would hunt for dusty 12"s and albums in car boot sales. It's another indication that NOW?s true sound was there from the beginning; all they've done is come full circle. George has a realistic outlook about the way his music is developing: "Today's music is inspired by whatever has gone on before. That's what fascinates me. Soul music is the earliest form of hip hop. That's why I want to create it. It might seem like recreating what was done in the past, but what I want to do is merge soul and hip hop together. That's why I'll bring in the live aspect of what happened back then into current hip hop trends. That?s the angle I?m arriving at."
The wildest-looking BMW this side of a Z8. We take a first look from the 2008 Detroit auto show.
Is this gas engine smarter than a hybrid? We take a first look from the 2008 Detroit auto show.
Mitsubishi brings turbodiesel religion to the drift crowd. We take a first look from the 2008 Detroit auto show.
A classic live single from the DVD "Devo -- Live 1980"