Tagged: 80s

Laurie Anderson on German TV in 84

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most reknowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer,...

Remembering 1983

1983, hands down. Michael Jackson and The Police dominate the Billboard charts, while “Murmur” is released and the Smiths put out their first single. Hair bands have not yet screwed up MTV for the...

Listen to a rare reissue of obscure Japanese avant-guarde electronics

Only 1000 copies of Jun Fukamachi’s Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection) were originally pressed for a 1986 fashion show. With this year’s stunning reissue of Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass and a host of other recently unearthed ambient...

80s Chicago New Wave scene

This news segment (uploaded by Bill Hammons) appeared on channel 7 back in 1985. It shows footage of the Liedernacht (aka City Club) and the fabulous Asylum. Chicago was home to a number of...

The battle for Endor

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor is a 1985 made-for-TV movie written and directed by brothers Jim and Ken Wheat from a story by George Lucas. It focuses on Cindel, a little girl who joins...

Download a 30-module virtual synthesizer

VCV Rack is a powerful new piece of open-source software that gives you control of over 30 modules. Launched at Illinois’ Knobcon 2017 tech convention over the weekend, VCV Rack boasts modules from the...

Dreams don’t die

Dreams Don’t Die (1982 TV Movie) Two young kids in love, one young graffiti artist and the other a foster-child, find trouble on the mean streets on the other side of the river in New...

Cyndi Lauper on The Tonight Show (March 1, 1984)

100 best albums of the eighties 75. Cyndi Lauper, ‘She’s So Unusual’ She’s So Unusual was an appropriate title for Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 debut record: From her electric-orange hair and colorful flea-market wardrobe to her squeaky, giddy...