Throwback Thursdays

Kraftwerk’s First Ever Gig (1970, WDR Archives)

This absolutely extraordinary footage from Kraftwerk‘s first ever recorded show finally surfaced 45 years after it was shot beautifully on the German TV show Rockpalast in 1970. The 48 minute set features the 4 tracks featured on their first LP as well as some improvisation parts. The line-up consists of Ralf Hutter (organ, tubon), …

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Disco

40 Years Ago Today in New York Disco (October 1975)

One of the most prized music books in my collection is “The Disco Files” by Vince Aletti, a week-by-week chronicle of New York’s Underground Disco Scene from 1973-1978. The book is such a goldmine of information that it goes for anywhere from 100-300$ on the market. A essential reference guide …

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Classic Mixes: Massive Attack “Essential Mix on BBC” (1994)

Looking back on the early 90’s you can really appreciate how glorious a period it was: not only was in the pinnacle of hip-hop and r&b but also trip-hop, acid jazz, drum & bass and amazing house music too. So, this one is not quite twenty just yet, a 19 year …

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The 1966 Studio Session of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”

I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the classic Beach Boys records from the 60’s, it’s the music I remember discovering through my dad when I was a 10 year old kid. As I grew older I was able to start to fully appreciate the depth of …

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The Record Vacuum TV Ad from 1978

Taking it back to 1978 with this priceless informercial by Ronco, giants of the “As Seen On TV” sales pitches which became part of Amercian Pop Culture. The Ronco company also put out tons of products under the Popeil name, from the Popeil Pocket Fisherman, the Veg-O-Matic, the Chop-O-Matic and the Inside-The-Shell Egg …

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