The Birthday Party played the legendary Haçienda Club in Manchester once in 1982 and once in 1983, and, per Haçienda policy, both shows were videotaped for posterity. The Birthday Party’s two most recent releases at that point were also their two best albums, Prayers on Fire and Junkyard, and based on this footage there’s a strong argument that they were as good as any band in the world at that moment.

The shows were released under the title Pleasure Heads Must Burn on VHS by Ikon in 1983 and then again on DVD by Cherry Red in 2003.

Every inch of this release is abrasive, vital, essential.

The Haçienda July 22nd, 1982:
Dead Joe
A Dead Song
Release the Bats
(Sometimes) Pleasure Heads Must Burn
Big Jesus Trash Can

The Haçienda, February 24th, 1983:
Hamlet (Pow! Pow! Pow!)
Pleasure Avalanche
6” Gold Blade
Wild World
The Six Strings That Drew Blood
Sonny’s Burning
She’s Hit

Nick the Stripper promo video

The Ace Cinema, Brixton, UK, November 25th, 1982:
Fears of Gun
Hamlet (Pow! Pow! Pow!)

Trade Union Club, Sydney, Australia, May 14th, 1983:
Deep in the Woods

VPRO TV Studios, Götterdämmerung 2000, Netherlands, July 1982:

.dangerous minds


IN CONCERT: Wire – On The Box (live at rockpalast 1979)


IN CONCERT: Wire – On The Box (live at rockpalast 1979).

show + interview!

00:41 Another The Letter
01:53 The 15th
04:36 Practice Makes Perfect
07:26 Two People In A Room
09:20 I Feel Mysterious Today
11:20 Being Sucked In Again
13:54 Once Is Enough
16:42 Blessed State
19:41 A Question of Degree
22:27 Single KO
24:54 Mercy
30:40 40 Versions
34:45 Former Airline
35:52 A Touching Display
42:07 French Film Blurred
44:41 Men 2nd
46:15 Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
50:06 Heartbeat
54:39 Pink Flag
57:42 “THANK YOU”
58:05 Interview 

Colin Newman (vocals, guitar),
Graham Lewis (bass, vocals)
Bruce Gilbert (guitar)
Robert Gotobed (drums)

LIVE SESSION: Morrissey Full Live Set | London Maida Vale Studios | 2-10-2017


LIVE SESSION: Morrissey Full Live Set | London Maida Vale Studios | 2-10-2017.

Full concert from Mozzer’s BBC 6 Music show, filmed on Monday 2nd October 2017.

Track listing:
00:00 Intro
01:05 You Have Killed Me
04:30 I Wish You Lonely (new album)
07:52 Spent the Day In Bed (new album)
11:35 Speedway
16:21 Istanbul
21:04 Ganglord
26:23 Jackie’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage (new album)
30:57 Back On The Chain Gang (Pretender’s Cover)
35:58 World Peace is None of your Business
41:08 The Bull Fighter Dies
43:39 When You Open Your Legs (new album)
47:16 Jack The Ripper
51:54 Home is a Question Mark (new album)

The new album, Low in High School, is being released on November 17th 2017.

IN CONCERT: Echo & The Bunnymen – Live Rockpalast 1983


IN CONCERT: Echo & The Bunnymen – Live Rockpalast 1983.

Filmed live in Bochum, Germany, March 5th 1983
Broadcasted by Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)

Set List :
01. Intro 00:00
02. Going Up 01:33
03. Broke My Neck 03:31
04. With A Hip 04:43
05. Gods Will Be Gods 08:34
06. Show Of Strength 13:07
07. All My Colours (Zimbo) 17:43
08. The Cutter 22:07
09. Rescue 25:52
10. My White Devil 30:09
11. Porcupine 34:52
12. Crocodiles 39:37
13. All That Jazz 44:36
14. Back Of Love 47:19
15. Heads Will Roll 50:40
16. Heaven Up Here 54:42
17. Over The Wall 58:47
18. Do It Clean 1:07:11
19. Villiers Terrace 1:15:52
20. No Dark Things 1:22:06
21. A Promise 1:27:12

Ian McCulloch – Vocals, Guitar
Will Sergeant – Guitar, Percussion
Les Pattinson – Bass, Keyboards
Pete De Freitas – Drums (RIP mate)

IN CONCERT: The Chameleons – Live at Camden Palace


IN CONCERT: The Chameleons – Live at Camden Palace.

Mythical concert in London, 1984.

00:06 01. Don’t Fall
04:06 02. Intrigue In Tangiers
08:05 03. Monkeyland
13:07 04. Second Skin
19:20 05. Singing Rule Britannia
23:23 06. Pleasure And Pain
27:54 07. Return Of The Roughnecks
31:52 08. A Person Isn’t Safe
36:57 09. In Shreds
41:23 10. Splitting In Two
47:43 11. Here Today
51:26 12. Thursday’s Child
55:11 13. Paper Tigers

IN CONCERT: HÜSKER DÜ @ Love Hall, Philadelphia, PA – – 16 /12/83 FULL SET


IN CONCERT: HÜSKER DÜ @ Love Hall, Philadelphia, PA – – 16 /12/83 FULL SET.

Video of a Hüsker Dü show from the Metal Circus tour. Recorded at Love Hall in Philadelphia on December 16, 1983, the set includes “It’s Not Funny Anymore” as well as a bunch of songs that would turn up on their next release, “Zen Arcade”.

01 – Something I Learned Today
02 – It’s Not Funny Anymore
03 – From The Gut
04 – Wheels
05 – Everything Falls Apart
06 – Chartered Trips
07 – Sunshine Superman
08 – Eight Miles High
09 – Broken Home, Broken Heart
10 – Diane
11 – What’s Going On?
12 – Masochism World
13 – Bricklayer
14 – What Do I Want?
15 – Pride
16 – Data Control
17 – Punch Drunk
18 – Out On A Limb
19 – In A Free Land
20 – Statues

IN CONCERT: The Cure’s Show | Watch the Wish era concert that was filmed in July of 1992


IN CONCERT: The Cure’s Show | Watch the Wish era concert that was filmed in July of 1992

On September 13th, 1993, The Cure released the live album Show whose songs were originally recorded over the evenings of July 18th and 19th, 1992, at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan (right outside of Detroit).

The album was the poppier companion to the live album Paris which naturally was filmed in French capital. Unlike Paris however, this concert was shot with 16 cameras, and it has been said that frontman Robert Smith was dissatisfied with the original edit, and spent 3 months re-cutting all the footage to fit The Cure’s aesthetic.

The film was released on VHS, CDI and Laserdisc, but is now one of the many Cure live concert films to be out of print.

Laserdisc Track List
A1 Warning / Logo
A2 Tape
A3 Open
A4 High
A5 Pictures Of You
A6 Lullaby
A7 Just Like Heaven
A8 Fascination Street
A9 A Night Like This
A10 Trust
A11 Doing The Unstuck
A12 The Walk
A13 Let’s Go To Bed
A14 Friday I’m In Love
B1 Inbetween Days
B2 From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
B3 Never Enough
B4 Cut
B5 End
B6 To Wish Impossible Things
B7 Primary
B8 Boy’s Don’t Cry
B9 Why Can’t I Be You?
B10 A Forest
B11 Credits / Tape


IN CONCERT: The Judy’s live 18-05-1981 


IN CONCERT: The Judy’s live 18-05-1981

– I’m Mad
– Betty-O
– Right Down the Line
– Radiation Squirm
– Space Teen

This show was recorded on 18-05-1981 at The Agora Ballroom in Houston, Texas and partially broadcast on KUHT. There are a number of rare songs on here that were only performed live. Thanks to Patrick Scranton (R.I.P.) for providing this from the original producer Dale Brooks.