Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day on the Green, 1985

I got a pile of old-skool thrash- and heavy metal "mix-tape" style cd-r's from my buddy Henrik last week and since then it's been back to the old thrash metal days in this house. LOL. This video is from the old "Cliff 'em all" VHS which came out a while after Cliff Burton was killed in 1987. I actually had a ticket for the gig in Copenhagen that never happened cos they'd crashed their bus the night before (but I got to see them with Cliff at the Roskilde Festival a few months earlier which was the highlight of that summer). The tape is all bootleg recordings and (I believe) a few clips from TV. The clip I'm posting here is without a doubt the best of the lot and most likely taped for local TV or something. I still have my old video tape which I bought back in England and just before writing this I checked Amazon to see if there's a DVD release, and yes there is. One of the many Amazon users who comment about the DVD mentions that there are two Metallica's (he's complaining about the new fans who trash the DVD for not being produced properly, haha). And yeah, I fully agree. Altho three of the four members are the same it's been a very different band ever since the Black Album came out. Back in the second half of the 80s the original version of Metallica was my favourite band of all time. Of all bands. Anywhere. This clip is from their best period in my view.

Thanks to Henrik for the cd's.

Rare LEMMY interview circa 1983

Rarest interview with thee coolest MISFIT! (i.e. Lemmy of Motörhead as if you didn't know. And if you really didn't know: please go away!).

Q: "There aren't many rocken rollers like you left?"
Lemmy: "What, you mean intelligent?"

The picture quality blows but in some ways it FITS perfectly! This interview is from circa 1983. It's originally uploaded by someone else (in the UK) but they disabled the embed function so obviously I had to re-upload the whole thing. LOL. Enjoy.