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Re: [(TV) Re: Pearl Jam/Dolls/recent coms]
I have that video, in good quality. If someone wants a copy, I'd do it for
free. [I missed the earlier message, so maybe this has already been said]
Its weird to watch them in that context...this bright soft-focus tv set
with an audience of young American Bandstand looking people energetically
dancing and "getting into" this crass rock and roll.
I also have some live Monks footage (not to change the subject) from a
German TV show. *That's* a great audience reaction...all these people sort
of moving robotically not really knowing what to do with what they're
On 17 May 2000, Jeff Strell wrote:
> That Dolls videotape is not from a Mercer's gig -- it's from an episode of Don
> Kirshner's Rock Concert, a syndicated 1970s TV show that featured live
> performances. In the US, the tape is available semi-officially (in fact I
> think Arthur Kane might somehow be involved with its release). The tape's
> title is "Live In a Dolls House." I've seen ads in a US record collecting
> magazine called Discoveries that offer it for sale -- in the UK, it might be
> worth checking Record Collector magazine.
> I'm a big fan of both Dolls LPs, by the way. I think one of Johansen's great
> talents is finding unlikely yet appropriate cover songs. In fact, these days
> he's making quite a career of it. (In his new band the Harry Smiths, he still
> does "Don't Start Me Talkin'", as well as a version of "Looking for a Kiss"
> that makes it sound like an old blues number he just happened to find
> - Jeff
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