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RIK MAYALL: Young Ones - British Comedian Actor Passes Away - June 9, 2014

The Young Ones - This cult BBC show featured 4 unruly youths living under one roof with unpredictable circumstances. They also featured top musical acts of its day like Madness, Motorhead, The Damned and Ten Below Zero.
Here is another clip of the boys on, "University Challenge" - the results were always chaotic, surreal and a bit insane.
This is the comedy rock album, "Bad News". This concept pre-dated the American comedy release, "This is Spinal Tap" (1984) by one year. The group Bad News was featured on the British show, "The Comic Strip" in 1983.
Madness makes an appearance during a well timed.... riot.

REMEMBERING COMEDIAN RIK MAYALL: Comedy Actor Passes Away June 2014 - Rik Mayall Tribute >>>>

Detroit Goes Retro Rock In Its Music Scene and Time Completely Stops - Covering Whats New
and Old In Detroit

Ted Cantu
June 2014  -- HOT METRO FINDS

“A VISUAL ASSAULT: REM Dissected Scene By Scene

The bottom video was shot in 1989 and is the closest thing I could find to what the original show opener was like in 1987. This was a departure for REM as much as it was for the audience. Just when you thought you knew the band they changed on you in a new and exciting way. It would take some time to recognize them once again. In the case of, “Document” the album had to grow on me. I noticed this sort of thing happening with the Smiths too.

There was one sequence in the video, not shown in this edition, when the words – “Want” and “Need” come on screen. The words flipped interchangeably and morphed into a strobe that said, “Need Weed” and I remember the crowd going a bit wild over that. This was Ann Arbor after all. There is some talk about the set list being accurate. I do not believe, “Orange Crush” or “Pop Song 89” was performed in 1987. Those songs were released after REM went to Warner Brothers. “Document” was the last album created under the I.R.S. Records label.

There is another version of, “The One I Love” done on the live tour. Stipe starts out with a slow intro and for a minute I thought the whole song would be done slow. It then kicks into the tempo we all know. The stage was also bathed in an eerie red light. How this song got perceived as a love song I’ll never know. It was about a sick love obsession.

Over the years I hear the young kids go, “Oh who cares about that stuff, REM was long before my time.” Trust me, you wish you were there. This show was nothing but historic.



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REM in 1987 and the Birth of Alternative Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan - Crisler Arena >>>>

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