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This clip has been floating on and off youtube for a great number of years.. I'd be interested to know what Robert's/Ric's thoughts are on it..
I know someone who has an original copy of the film from the 81 tour, he said it is in storage back in his home country of England, I should have had asked him to pick it up when he went back there for "Reflections" last November.
I'm actually really surprised that the footage never made an appearance at any of the Reflections shows. That would have paid homage to that era of the group and would have been a big moment for all the diehards out there who know about it but never got to see it.Besides the fact it would have set the mood for the concerts perfectly.I'm guessing the reason why they didn't, particularly for the Sydney leg, is the fact they were playing at a festival and people who weren't necessarily fans (these were in the minority, though) wouldn't have known what the hell it was all about.Saying that though, I feel it still would have been as relevent today as it was then. How many acts these days do you see have that kijd of thing at a concert instead of a support act?? The novelty factor alone would have been awesome..
Damn touch-type! That KIND of thing.. :p
apparently they don't actually have a copy...or maybe it was demagnetised after sitting next to a washing machine for too long...blah blah
That's not what I read in a recent interview.. All founding members have a copy is what I read.
this is taken from a old french tv show from 1986 when play seconds from carnage visors in a tv and the band see and comment the video
There are 2 copies I know of, Ric Gallup has one & Robert has one (as per conversion with the two of them at Trilogy Berlin). Ric doesn't like it very much.
Well I knew it recently, on Jerome's facebook Autumn said this: WOW - love it ----- thanks - would LOVE TO SEE MORE someday... will pass this one along. :). And Ric aswered this: Autumn, i assure you you missed nothing . Some things are best lost and forgotten alongside the rubbish that spewed them . XXX Ric , still not seeing through the right specs . So it seems he don't like very much... Cheers.
Ric did get very fed up with the fact the finished product was so overexposed. With current technology that could now be fixed.Sorry to harp on about this, but I think Robert owes it to himself and to us hardcores to show soomething that has been so mysterious for all these years. They have the perfect line up at the moment to do a performance of some sort..
i uploaded the original video : https://vimeo.com/40417279