PRINCE – Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ 30/01/1982

Over the years, there have been some great live performances by Prince captured on tape and video.  Over the years, the mighty purple one’s lawyers have dutifully gone about their business removing things from the internet, keeping them from fans’ eyes and ears.

There have been some great shows issued officially, of course.  The VHS of the near three hour show from the ‘Purple Rain’ tour is legendary (and overdue a DVD reissue) and – even with overdubs – the ‘Sign ‘O’ The Times’ concert movie is beloved by fans.

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Check out the new video from Bullet Proof Lovers

Towards the end of 2016, the debut release from Bullet Proof Lovers finally got a belated US release.  The cross continental band, fronted by Kurt Baker and featuring members from Spain and the US served up plenty of excitement in a short duration and suggested the band would deliver the goods on subsequent releases.

The wait is over.

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New video and tour dates from Death Metal Pope

Towards the end of 2016, Death Metal Pope invited you to their ‘Harvest’.  That EP presented some superb doom grooves and showed the future to be wide open for the Long Island metal band.  As part of the promotion for the EP, they’ve made a new video for ‘From The Dust Returned’, which you can watch in full below.  The clip shows why the EP was one of the best from last year and should open the door for those who missed the release first time around.

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THE POLICE – Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey, 29/11/1980

In their short lifespan of just under eight years, like The Beatles of post-punk, The Police took on the world. The bulk of their studio output retains a near timeless appeal, but it was in the live setting that the power of this trio of talented musicians became really obvious.

It’s a shame that the only widely available live show from the band’s original existence is from the Synchronicity tour. Although a great show, the shine and bombast doesn’t quite capture the spirit of the earlier years. The BBC’s ‘Rock Goes To College’ show sits gathering dust in an archive and other bits and pieces – although pro-shot and circulating among fans – are unlikely to get a DVD release any time soon.

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