Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stereolab - 1996 - Jools Holland

Stereolab performs on UK television 1996 in support of
Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Cybele's Reverie

Les Yper Sound

Motoroller Scalatron

Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dinosaur Jr - 1988 - Europe

Dinosaur Jr
from 1988

Let it Ride and Freak Scene
Germany - 1988

part of Gargoyle
Biko's - Padova, IT - 1988

Just Like Heaven video

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

HBO movie intro from early 1980s

Back in the early 80s cable television was an exciting novelty offering a then enormous variety of programming. For my youthful inclinations, I was most interested in the movie channels offering the R-rated parade of fun.

While there were intro pieces for all channels, the ones created for HBO were often the most lavish and one I've always remembered was the stedi-cam fly over a miniature cityscape and beyond. It's an intricate and effects laden few momemts, whetting your appetite for the feature presentation. Included below are both the intro itself, as well as a behind the scenes, making of short film.

early 1980s long HBO opening

HBO Intro - Behind the Scenes

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Funhouse (1981)

Tobe Hooper directed 1981s The Funhouse after completing the television mini-series Salem's Lot (1979) and just prior to his somewhat controversial involvement with the Steven Spielberg "produced" Poltergeist (1982). I first caught this on a cable tv viewing in 1982 or 83, and have always enjoyed it's horror stylings.

the trailer

the feature