Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé: Barcelona, Live 1988

This version of Barcelona was performed in 1988 to celebrate that Barcelona was chosen for the upcoming Olympics of 1992.

Video of "Barcelona", by Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - "live" in Barcelona 1988. Directed by Gavin Taylor.


Talking Heads vs. Television

A BBC Channel 4 production from 1984.

Songs performed include:
"Life During Wartime"
"Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)"
"Once in A Lifetime"
"Mind"
"Big Business"
"I Zimbra"
"Slippery People"
"Psycho Killer"
"My Big Hands (Fall Though the Cracks)"
"Swamp"
"What A Day That Was"
"Crosseyed And Painless"


X: The Unheard Music

X: The Unheard Music takes long, detailed, and often funny look at the Los Angeles music scene of the late '70s and '80s and focuses on the group that critics deigned the leader of the underground pack. X: The Unheard Music combines live footage of the band and interviews with the four members (as well as their friends and families) with surreal music videos and montages of newsreel footage and vintage television commercials which help to illustrate the band's uphill struggle against the music industry.


A.V. Undercover: Rick Springfield Covers Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well"

Before his headlining slot at Naperville's RibFest, Springfield stopped by the backyard of our video director's parents (also, conveniently, in Naperville) and rocked out his version of the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac song "Oh Well."

Springfield has had a fascinating career, rocketing to fame in the '80s before disappearing from music for a spell, then returning to a truly diehard audience. A documentary about the singer/actor, and specifically his relationship with those diehard fans, was released on DVD today: It's called An Affair Of The Heart. Enjoy.

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