: "I remember at a party I met these chaps from Viacom, who said they were working on a new Fawlty Towers
. My ears pricked up at the sound of cash registers and said, 'That's wonderful, are you going to change anything?'. They said, 'Well we have changed one thing, we've written Basil out'. And that's absolutely true, they took Basil and Sybil's lines and gave them all to Bea Arthur." The resulting effort was a 1983 ABC series called Amanda’s By the Sea
which could charitably be described as a fiasco. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Feb 24, 2014 -
In 1982, Steve Wozniak sank a lot of his own money
into creating the US Festivals
-- the first large concerts to celebrate the merging of music, technology (and money).
For the second (and final) US Festival in 1983, Van Halen was given 1.5 million dollars, up front
, to headline the 1983 US Festival
. What did they give back to their fans? Well
, about eighty-four seconds into their first song, David Lee Roth screamed, "I forgot the f@¢₭n' words!
" Along with a swipe at the Clash
, the set that followed remains evar
a drunken classic
-fueled pop metal campiness
. About 3:20 into this clip
, DLR launches into his epic fail version of "God Bless the Child" -- 'nuff said.
posted by not_on_display
on Oct 10, 2008 -
(wiki) founding member of Labelle
went on to a solo career that included working with The Talking Heads, Material, and Laurie Anderson. Her album Nona
(produced by Laswell) featured the club hit Transformation
which still sounds 20 years ahead of its time even though it was recorded in 1983.
Here she is rocking the house live at the Apollo with Why Should I Cry
and making your spirit soar with Winds of Change
[warning: one or more of these videos may contain a keytar]
posted by vronsky
on Jan 27, 2008 -