Saturday, September 23, 2017

Siouxsie And The Banshees - 1981-07-17 - Amsterdam, NL (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Venue: Paradiso July 17th 1981 
From The PKP Vaults : Master Tape VHS PAL 85 minutes 

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MASTER VHS PAL >>SONY HQ HD DVD >> DVD >>VIDEO_TS 

01 - Playground twist 
02 - Halloween 
03 - Trophy 
04 - Spellbound 
05 - Arabian knights 
06 - Placebo effect 
07 - Christine 
08 - Follow the sun 
09 - Night shift 
10 - Sin in my heart 
11 - But not them 
12 - Voodoo dolly 
13 - Supernatural thing 
14 - Israel 
15 - Happy house 
16 - Clockface 
17 - Jigsaw feeling 
18 - Helter skelter 

Traders Notes: 
So here as promised the next instalment from the PKP vaults: 
In 1981 Siouxsie gave a great concert at the Paradiso. It was filmed for the Amsterdam Pirate TV Station PKP with a portable VHS. They went to the Paradiso in the afternoon during the soundcheck, and it was the guitar player John McGeoch who talked to them and gave permission to film the concert that evening. They filmed from he balcony , and even though it is of course VHS quality from the eighties, it is stil quite enjoyable to watch. The follow spot on Siouxsie shines a little too bright at times but her dancing is great. Plus the concert ends in my favourite song : Helter Skelter After the concert they were allowed an interview, but the interviewer ( I forgot his name ) was a little intimidated by Siouxsie so could not really come up with any sensible questions, which resulted in Siouxsie getting slightly obnoxious, dipping our microphone in a glass of water and making fun of the interviewer and the cameraman. It's all a little uncomfortable, but I included it anyway, cause it is a rare oppotunity to see old footage of siouxsie talking. PKP broadcasted several songs of the show later that summer, and somehow a copy of this VHS tape came into circulation, and the audio has also been ripped as a bootleg. This however is the best possible copy I could make from the original Master tape, which never left my house since 1981. Do not expect BBC broadcast quality. It is grainy and noisy VHS, but the best we had back in '81. 

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