Classic post-punk music videos
November 29, 2007 11:54 AM   Subscribe

Classic post-punk music videos from, strangely enough, post-punk.com (via largehearted boy)

YT links to videos of bands ranging from 23 Skiddoo to Young Marble Giants.
posted by sleepy pete (119 comments total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
 
NICE!
posted by klangklangston at 12:12 PM on November 29, 2007


They have a link to a Dali's Car video! I spent, like, two years in the late 80's looking for that record, and never found it.
posted by dersins at 12:13 PM on November 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


What a treasure trove. Thanks, sleepy pete!
posted by sveskemus at 12:13 PM on November 29, 2007


Well, there goes my day.

Good stuff!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:14 PM on November 29, 2007


awesome! it's been so long since I've seen sensoria...oh...it's been removed.
posted by spish at 12:14 PM on November 29, 2007


An odd assortment. Someone please define "post-punk" for me.
posted by jeffamaphone at 12:15 PM on November 29, 2007


An odd assortment. Someone please define "post-punk" for me.

'ere ya go mate!
posted by spish at 12:17 PM on November 29, 2007


OMG YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS the Creatures.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:22 PM on November 29, 2007


jeffamaphone, you can also read this book if you're really interested, but it's a huge category that lots and lots of bands/styles/genres are thrown into, usually because of their attitude and the time they started.
posted by sleepy pete at 12:22 PM on November 29, 2007


no rocknroll no
no rocknroll no
no rocknroll no no no

hey

kids!

I hadn't thought about Pylon in years....
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:24 PM on November 29, 2007


I never would have guessed there were enough mail carriers in punk bands to justify a whole genre.
posted by cortex at 12:24 PM on November 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


cortex, flagged as "guh".
posted by sleepy pete at 12:26 PM on November 29, 2007


There is a whole sub genre of post-punk for stamp collector groups as well, philatelic-punk.

Also, I highly recommend "Rip it Up & Start Again" as mentioned above. The authors site has an excellent and extensive discography as well
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 12:29 PM on November 29, 2007


Chrome? This Heat? The Fall?!? Awesome post, there goes my afternoon.
posted by porn in the woods at 12:33 PM on November 29, 2007


Aaah... early Wall of Voodoo. I'm happy now.
posted by tim_in_oz at 12:33 PM on November 29, 2007


TWO WORDS MOTHER FUCKERS:

Shriekback - Nemesis!!!!


...No one move a muscle as the dead come home.
posted by tkchrist at 12:36 PM on November 29, 2007


Wow. I have no words.

*listening to "Shot by Both Sides," rocking out*
posted by languagehat at 12:37 PM on November 29, 2007


this right here. all this stuff. makes me happy.
posted by French Fry at 12:40 PM on November 29, 2007


Well, it's no Ninja Rap, but thank you all the same.

My favorite post-punk band is Honey Bunches of Oi!
posted by cog_nate at 12:41 PM on November 29, 2007


Nice little collection. It's funny to see the Alarm on there. I mean, I liked them too, but I mostly considered them the Welsh Bon Jovi, not remotely post punk. All their tunes are arena rock sing alongs.
posted by psmealey at 12:48 PM on November 29, 2007


"No guts... no blood... no brains at all..."

Man, what a great band Shriekback was. And look, there's Wire!

But no Essential Logic? Ah well, can't have everything.
posted by languagehat at 12:49 PM on November 29, 2007


Wow, we've really hit on quite a MeFi demographic.
posted by jeffamaphone at 12:52 PM on November 29, 2007


It's missing a few groups here and there (and some classic tracks by the groups that are up) and there's odd choices - Sparks, no matter how awesome, are Glam surely?

Basically I'm grumpy because I've just realised how much time this place is going to suck out of me.

And I'm not going to really fault anything that gives a place ot the almighty Fuzzbox!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:56 PM on November 29, 2007


My inner goth just got all happy, and then was immediately disgusted by himself.

Coil, Suicide, the Lorries, etc. etc...lots of great stuff here to enjoy. Thanks sleepy pete!
posted by malocchio at 1:04 PM on November 29, 2007


holy--The Glove! so *that's* what jeanette landray looked like... great. find. thanks! i just wish today were friday so i could at least have some pretense for taking the rest of the afternoon off.
posted by the painkiller at 1:06 PM on November 29, 2007


Looks like tubesock will be putting in some overtime over the next couple days.
posted by psmealey at 1:07 PM on November 29, 2007


Welp, there goes the rest of my week.

Awesome post!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 1:10 PM on November 29, 2007


Flagged as "bitchin'"

Alien Sex Fiend, Bauhaus, Concrete Blonde! And that's just up at the top! <3!
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:11 PM on November 29, 2007


I love E.N.'s Armenia; thanks for the link!
posted by Slothrup at 1:12 PM on November 29, 2007


This is amazing (I'm actually listening to Comsat Angels right now).
posted by thivaia at 1:22 PM on November 29, 2007


Lene Lovich! Fantastic post, cheers.
posted by punilux at 1:29 PM on November 29, 2007


not working 4 me.
posted by DieHipsterDie at 1:33 PM on November 29, 2007


This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren. Awesome. And Dali's Car. Wow.
posted by jdfan at 1:40 PM on November 29, 2007


this right here. all this stuff. makes me happy.

Amen.

I'm going to play Cocteau Twins all afternoon and twirl around like I'm in a meadow, if only to amuse the neighbors. Carolyn's Fingers is the best, the best. So is largehearted boy, for that matter.

(And so are you, sleepy pete.)

posted by melissa may at 1:41 PM on November 29, 2007


This Chrome video really hit the spot - thanks, sleepy pete.
posted by ryanshepard at 1:59 PM on November 29, 2007


Aw man, and I never even knew that Kate Bush made a video for The Man With the Child in His Eyes, probably my favorite song by her -- and it's just beautiful. This is so great! Thanks again.
posted by melissa may at 1:59 PM on November 29, 2007


Excellent, cheers!
posted by carter at 2:18 PM on November 29, 2007


I don't know if Young Marble Giants are already old news to you guys, but I recently found out about them during the small round of media attention they got after the recent re-release of their one album and one-off reunion concert. It's awesome music. The live clips here don't show the half of it.
posted by abcde at 2:24 PM on November 29, 2007


sleepy pete - I forwarded this to about thirty friends and the response has been a cascade of joy.

Almost everybody said the same thing though best summarized by my friend Matt:

"Remember when MTV played actual music videos. Sigh. I mean seriously. WHO THE FUCK IS TILA TEQUILA ANYWAY?!?"
posted by tkchrist at 2:42 PM on November 29, 2007


Orange Juice — Falling and Laughing! I can't even get their debut album on CD...

Thank you, Sleepy and the Boy
posted by MinPin at 2:58 PM on November 29, 2007


They have a link to a Dali's Car video! I spent, like, two years in the late 80's looking for that record, and never found it.

Are you talking about The Judgement is the Mirror?

I picked it up as a picture disc single for $10.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:00 PM on November 29, 2007


*listening to "Shot by Both Sides," rocking out*

*ARGH*!!! YouTube blocked at work!!! *flicks thru ipod*

ps, languagehat: no Song From Under the Floorboards? Based on Notes from the Underground, of course ("I am a sick man, I am an angry man, I am an unattractive man")
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:05 PM on November 29, 2007


*rocks out*
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:07 PM on November 29, 2007


*ARGH*!!! YouTube blocked at work!!!

By my green candle, it sucks 2BU.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
posted by sleepy pete at 4:08 PM on November 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


*falls into Gary Numan swoon*

They have a link to a Dali's Car video! I spent, like, two years in the late 80's looking for that record, and never found it.

I see The Waking Hour with some frequency... drop me a line if you're interested, and I'll look for it the next time I'm at (the awesome) Amoeba Records.
posted by scody at 4:12 PM on November 29, 2007


Nobody can convince me that this isn't the best music video ever made.
posted by davebush at 4:20 PM on November 29, 2007


it sucks 2BU

idunno, i quite enjoyed seeing Mick Harvey (of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) at a small local venue up the road from my place the other night. it's not so bad being me.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:26 PM on November 29, 2007


No Replacements? Pheh.
posted by jonmc at 4:44 PM on November 29, 2007


That is one hella ominous version of "In a Lonely Place" they have there. Wish I could have seen New Order when they were a good live band...
posted by googly at 4:45 PM on November 29, 2007


sun city girls?
posted by brevator at 4:49 PM on November 29, 2007


Wish I could have seen New Order when they were a good live band...

When they were called Joy Division?
posted by brevator at 4:52 PM on November 29, 2007


man, there is a lot of stuff on this youtube thing. the glove: a blues in drag. didn't see that coming. this is my favorite landing in an airplane on a snowy night song.
posted by snofoam at 4:52 PM on November 29, 2007


Oh, jebus, what a collection! The Church vids (some posted by Kilbey himself, it seems), Xymox, Shriekback (tkchrist nailed it), Stranglers, Flesh for Lulu (!), Skinny Puppy, Front 242, the Cult, Nitzer Ebb,early Ministry, the Cure, JAMC, hell - even the old Smiths, Pogues and Simple Minds vids. I think this list has just about every song I put on every mix tape I made for about a three-year period. What an amazing treasure-trove. This post makes me very, very happy.

Out of curiosity, I used to have a tape with a song done by Nina Hagen and Lene Lovich together on it. Anyone have any idea what that might have been? I can't for the life of me remember the name of the song, but it was great.
posted by dilettanti at 4:56 PM on November 29, 2007


Nobody can convince me that this isn't the best music video ever made.

You've obviously never seen this.
posted by jonmc at 5:01 PM on November 29, 2007


Christ on toast, so many bands I've been meaning to check out and haven't got around to it. What a great find.
posted by Kattullus at 5:06 PM on November 29, 2007


brevator, I've been waiting for some TFUL 282 videos* to show up one day and then I'll do a massive 80s/90s bay area noise rock post. One of these days...

*I've heard tell of a documentary made up of the tour they did opening for Live, but I don't know if or when that would be a reality.
posted by sleepy pete at 5:21 PM on November 29, 2007


Good god, I didn't even realize there WAS a video for Golden Brown. I'll be here for days...
posted by pupdog at 5:22 PM on November 29, 2007


You just made my ENTIRE NIGHT. So good it forced me to go ALL CAPS.
posted by LeeJay at 5:24 PM on November 29, 2007


No Replacements? Pheh.

and

You've obviously never seen this.


Yes, jonmc, we heard you the first time.

The first thirteen thousand times, actually.
posted by dersins at 5:29 PM on November 29, 2007


XTC but no X?
posted by overhauser at 6:01 PM on November 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Anyone got a clove?
posted by malocchio at 6:13 PM on November 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Brilliant find.
posted by tellurian at 6:32 PM on November 29, 2007


Yes, Language Hat, why is there never any Essential Logic? Lora was in a film circa 1982 (before my conscious time) called "Crystal Gazing." Aside from that, I guess there just weren't any videos (and even some that are here are "new" videos by bands who didn't have any in their day.)

Sad!
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 6:45 PM on November 29, 2007


*gaaaa! can't wait to get home!*

is Rowland S Howard with Lydia Lunch represented?
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:55 PM on November 29, 2007


They have a link to a Dali's Car video! I spent, like, two years in the late 80's looking for that record, and never found it.

I got the vinyl and the CD without any problems at all when they were released. I made a custom Dalis Car t-shirt back in high school because I was, you know, so cool. Now I'm just in the gutter as far as music goes according to the musical authorities on this site.
posted by juiceCake at 7:12 PM on November 29, 2007


BitterOldPunk, Pylon's been playing again lately, a couple times a year. They just played, or are about to play, a few shows up north. They are absolutely cathartic (still) and not to be missed.

In case the author of that page reads all this, the Concrete Blonde Still In Hollywood link is broken.
posted by intermod at 7:26 PM on November 29, 2007


Wow. Nostalgia is some heavy mojo.

I mean, The Damned's, "Alone Again Or" just caused my heart to swoon.
posted by humannaire at 8:28 PM on November 29, 2007


Awesome, awesome, awesome. Thanks. And oh-so-timely!

I've been on vacation from my normal gig and painting this week in my home studio with my computer set to stream last.fm with the filter tag set to "post punk". Not to be a last.fm shill or anything, but for everyone else who's digging these videos, I highly recommend you do the same, especially for those times when you can't be directly in front of the computer screen.
posted by stagewhisper at 8:29 PM on November 29, 2007



XTC but no X?

or the Ex.
posted by brevator at 8:33 PM on November 29, 2007


is Rowland S Howard with Lydia Lunch represented?

yes and yes.
posted by brevator at 8:38 PM on November 29, 2007


I'm assuming that everybody already has this 4-disc compilation, right?
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:02 PM on November 29, 2007


Man, what a great band Shriekback was.

Indeed. Splendid. Their quieter stuff too was so eerily beautiful -- they made a couple of my favorite albums of the 80s, at least in that segment of the great wheel of music.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:29 PM on November 29, 2007


OMFG!!! (home now)

this is the bestest of the web, evar!

*drools*

what first...holyshitfuck! KUKL!!!

*has fit, just to be like Ian Curtis*
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:40 AM on November 30, 2007


I had no idea I was a fan of post-punk as I never saw the connection between Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Ministry and Depeche Mode, all three whom I adore. Fascinating stuff.

Thanks!
posted by slimepuppy at 2:37 AM on November 30, 2007


I hadn't thought about Pylon in years....

Well, Gyrate was just reissued this month by DFA, so hop to it!
posted by macdara at 3:41 AM on November 30, 2007


Great Find.

I followed a lot of these bands back in the day, but I never really got into Gary Numan.

Until now.

Sorry I missed out.

How about a reprise?

I know what I'm going to blow my entrie next month's emusic.com allotment downloading.
posted by smcdow at 6:10 AM on November 30, 2007


What? No, Chills? Nevermind. What an awesome collection of videos, anyway. I imagine I'll be listening to this stuff in the retirement home.
posted by octobersurprise at 6:20 AM on November 30, 2007


Wish I could have seen New Order when they were a good live band...

When they were called Joy Division?
posted by brevator at 7:52 PM on November 29 [+] [!]


Yes. Exactly.
posted by googly at 8:47 AM on November 30, 2007


When they were called Joy Division?


The best birthday present I ever got was for my 30th birthday; about a month beforehand, my brother told me to pick a band I'd always wanted to see live but hadn't. I picked Joy Division.

A month later, at my birthday party at a bar in Brooklyn, he and 3 of his friends, accomplished musicians all, performed a set as Joy Division.

It was fucking awesome. Not the same, I know, but still...
posted by dersins at 9:17 AM on November 30, 2007


dersins. that is a hell of a present.
posted by junebug at 7:15 PM on November 30, 2007


I'm late, of course, and this will undoubtedly be the final comment, but I just had to say that this is extraordinarily excellent and oh just what I was listening to (and wanted to listen to, but somehow I could never remember the names of the bands or the songs so never bought anything) all the time I was young but no-one around me was interested! Yay lol squee.
posted by h00py at 6:12 AM on December 1, 2007


Final comment? Ha!
posted by cortex at 9:13 AM on December 1, 2007


Final Comment Pro.
posted by juiceCake at 4:25 PM on December 12, 2007


Microsoft Comment.
posted by cortex at 4:34 PM on December 12, 2007


10 print "final comment"
20 goto 10
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:58 PM on December 12, 2007


Consummative comment.
posted by tellurian at 5:15 PM on December 12, 2007


Consumptive comet.
posted by languagehat at 5:30 PM on December 12, 2007


Incentivizes vomit.
posted by cortex at 6:01 PM on December 12, 2007


Contemplative codpiece.
posted by h00py at 6:12 PM on December 12, 2007


quonsariffic codpants
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:56 PM on December 12, 2007


kinky fishbait
posted by pupdog at 7:19 PM on December 12, 2007


Kinky Fishbait and the Texas Scrodboys
posted by Kattullus at 9:53 PM on December 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


The end.
posted by sveskemus at 9:44 PM on December 13, 2007


...or is it?
posted by dersins at 9:52 PM on December 13, 2007


...christmas?
posted by cortex at 10:57 PM on December 13, 2007


Not for weeks, dude. What are you, high?
posted by dersins at 11:22 PM on December 13, 2007


No, that would be me.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:30 PM on December 13, 2007


Mmmm, dope.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:32 PM on December 13, 2007


Stop that!

Now I'm paranoid!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:35 PM on December 13, 2007


Paranoic squidpants.
posted by h00py at 1:22 AM on December 14, 2007


Crabalocker fishwife

Expert textpert


(Don't you think the joker laughs at you?)
posted by languagehat at 5:42 AM on December 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


I squirt, you flirt

Laughing, or sneering? Either way, I'll have that last comment, damn yer eyes!
posted by h00py at 6:48 AM on December 14, 2007


damn your own eyes...
posted by pupdog at 10:46 AM on December 14, 2007


Oh yeah? Okay, yeah. My eyes are damned. Curse you!
posted by h00py at 1:42 PM on December 14, 2007


CULT THREADS ARE KILLING METAFILTER!!!
posted by sveskemus at 3:26 AM on December 15, 2007


No, they're not. It's like a little gift at the end of something very precious. A brief bubble of joy, just people dancing merrily and quaffing cider in the sunshine with the bon mots flowing freely.

*throws flowers*

dies a horrible hippy death. erghle.
posted by h00py at 4:51 AM on December 16, 2007


*pokes h00py*

*lifts h00py's arm, watches it flop to the ground*

Yup... he's dead, alright. Anyone want to circulate an envelope so we can round up enough cash to pay for the funeral? Or maybe we should just let him rot. It would stink up the place something awful after a while, mind.
posted by Kattullus at 9:32 AM on December 17, 2007


A shame to let that meat go to waste, though. Is it too late to part him out?
posted by dersins at 11:38 AM on December 17, 2007


*ghostly whisper* just let me become part of the earth, man...

*dabs her own rotting corpse with patchouli*
posted by h00py at 2:11 PM on December 17, 2007


I'm pretty disappointed that this music video is nowhere to be found on that site.
posted by dersins at 11:14 AM on December 18, 2007


From the depths of Hell (ell ell) I offer you this.
posted by h00py at 3:25 AM on December 19, 2007


Oh noes! Wrong gender!

*self-immolates*
posted by Kattullus at 6:44 PM on December 20, 2007


Well, good. I hate to burn alone.
posted by h00py at 1:35 AM on December 21, 2007


You guys are such burners.
posted by dersins at 9:09 AM on December 21, 2007


*pisses on burning hippies*
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:23 PM on December 21, 2007


Really? 'Cause I totally wouldn't even do that.
posted by dersins at 5:09 PM on December 21, 2007


Urine therapy from a BitterOldPunk would be mighty powerful stuff, I reckon.
posted by h00py at 1:13 AM on December 22, 2007


Who're you calling a hippy, punk?!
posted by Kattullus at 3:52 PM on December 22, 2007


As for me, I'm so unhip it's a wonder my bum doesn't fall off (with thanks to you-know-who).
posted by h00py at 2:50 AM on December 23, 2007


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