YOU TUBE MANIA……

YOU TUBE MANIA……

Months from now when YOU TUBE is roundly hailed along with Amazon, eBay, Google and Hedonist Beer Jive as one of the paradigm-busting web sites of the digital age, we’ll all remember the first time we logged into the thing & found ourselves still up way past our bedtimes hours later. I spent a little time rooting around in the You Tube universe a few days ago looking for unseen gems of a musical nature, and I found plenty. Here’s the absolute best of what I’ve found so far:

1. VOID – “Who Are You” live 7/1/83 Washington DC
2. ROXY MUSIC – “Remake/Remodel” live in the Eno days
3. THE BAGS – Live 1979 Portland, OR
4. NEW YORK DOLLS – an amazing “Personality Crisis” live on German TV
5. PAGANS – “Dead End America” video (!)
6. THE CRAMPS – “Tear It Up” from Urgh: A Music War – the single clip that set my musical taste on its current bent course and turned me into a Cramps fan for life
7. DOW JONES AND THE INDUSTRIALS – “Ladies With Appliances” live
8. PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS – “I Can’t Stop It” video
9. NECROS – live and interviewed on public access TV
10. THE CRAMPS – “The Way I Walk” live @ the Napa State Mental Hospital
11. VICTIMS – “Television Addict” live (yes, the Australian Victims!)
12. AU PAIRS – “Come Again” from Urgh: A Music War
13. ROLLING STONES – Rice Krispies commercial tune that flat-out smokes
14. MISFITS – “Hybrid Moments” video
15. DOLLY MIXTURE – “Been Teen” video

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