AC/DC performing live at Castle Donington, Donington, England, on Saturday, August 17, 1991, during the Monsters of Rock Festival leg of The Razor’s Edge Tour.
Prince rarely gave live interviews, but when he did, he had a way of mesmerising the audience. We dug up this rare clip from 1985 when the artist agreed to talk in front of cameras for the first time ever. It’s a rather peculiar conversation in which his then-manager Steve Fargnoli (who later sued the singer for defaming him in one of his songs), asks questions provided by MTV. Filmed in Nice, France while shooting his music video for America, Prince is surrounded by hired extras who appear to be hanging on his ever word. Both a playful confidence and vulnerability shines through in his answers as he responds to provocative topics such as “selling out to a white audience”. Resisting the urge to become defensive, he maintains an magnetic charm. So without further ado, here’s a moment with Prince soothe the soul…
It’s all in the video but also available at Source: Here’s Prince, Holding Court in his First Filmed Interview
“Don’t accept the old order,” Johnny Rotten drones monotonously as he clips his nails for ITV’s cameras. “Get rid of it.” Host Janet Street-Porter was the rare mainstream journalist sympathetic to early punk, documenting the original vibrancy as record company contracts were first offered to the new order Rotten represented. Refreshingly, the reportage eschews all of the later sensationalism, presenting an organically grown culture as it was germinating. The original Glen Matlock-era Sex Pistols detonate “Pretty Vacant” in front of a pogoing audience—demonstrating what a powerful band they were—before fielding questions in their Denmark Street rehearsal room, Steve Jones rising from bed to pull on his trousers. The Clash vibrate chemically through their first televised interview, bassist Paul Simonon rocking and chewing his lip. Early punk fans known as “The Bromley Contingent” meet in a cafe, with future Siouxsie And The Banshees bassist Steve Severin lamenting, “We’ve been there for five years or more, just waiting for this to happen!” 100 Club booker Ron Watts insists that the punk scene “was the only thing that could happen. It…didn’t come from the industry.”
Pretty freakin’ weird but hard not to look at or look at. Good lyrics.
Can’t you feel the burn? All talk and no action makes for F*cked World.
Now, this could be seen as strange but I was in a music video centred around the sex slave industry. See what you think. over 1.5 million views on youtube alone. I play the Russian slave trader. I get mixed reviews but it was a scene to behold.