Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sly Stone – Mike Douglas Show 1974 & ABC 1969

Initially The Mike Douglas show was produced and filmed in Cleveland, then moved to Philadelphia and later to Los Angeles. It hosted a slew of celebrities and guests included such notable figures as: Malcolm X, Jerry Rubin, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Ted Knight, Totie Fields, Angela Davis, Muhammad Ali and The Beach Boys - to name only a few of the many, since the show ran from 1961 to 1982. This footage highlights a 1974 interview with legendary funkster Sly Stone. He also sits in with the house band for a live version of "If You Want Me To Stay"

The clip below comes from a 1969 ABC program - Music Scene. Taped before a live audience, this is pretty happening Sly & the Family Stone footage. Enjoy...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Richard Kiel – 1985 – Letterman interview + bonus footage

Here's a favorite David Letterman interview from 1985. Richard Kiel talks briefly about the prosthetic "Jaws" teeth he wore in several James Bond features and his work in the Clint Eastwood film Pale Rider.

Richard Kiel as a panelist on Match Game.

Richard Kiel's appearance in 1968s acid drenched film Skidoo.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Morbid Angel – 14 Nov. 1989 – Nottingham Rock City, UK

To my ears, Morbid Angel's 1989 release Altars of Madness still sounds just as vital and entrail crunchingly powerful now as it did on first listen. Epitomized by lead guitar player Trey Azagthoth's other dimensional fret work, the technical ability displayed by all involved is surgical steel sharp and unrelenting - as is the resulting explosive audio output.

The footage in the following clips present Morbid Angel in a late 1989 UK gig supporting and highlighting selections exclusively from Altars of Madness. Saw the band several months later on their US tour to support Altars... when they played The Channel in Boston. Just as in the clips below, they put on an incredible performance that remains one of my favorite Channel shows. Dig the extreme metal...

Morbid Angel Live part I
01. Immortal Rites
02. Suffocation
03. Visions from the Darkside
04. Maze of Torment

Morbid Angel Live part II
05. Chapel of Ghouls
06. Guitar solo
07. Bleed For The Devil
08. Damnation

Morbid Angel Live part III
09. Blasphemy
10. Lord Of All Fevers and Plague
11. Evil Spells