After The Fire
Turn-of-the-'80s Brit electro-rock quartet that couldn't decide whether it was prog or New Wave. Fun fact: translated Falco for American ears, not that he really needed them to. Highly recommended: "Der Kommissar"
After The Fire Concert Films
Live at the Greenbelt
After The Fire
Runtime: 1 hr 2 minAFTER THE FIRE (ATF) roots go back to the 70's and their eventual signing to CBS Records in 1978. They released the acclaimed album 'laser Love' in 1979 and over the next 5 years they enjoyed considerable worldwide album and single success culminating with 'Der Kommissar' reaching number 5 in the USA singles chart in 1983. After a lengthy sabbatical the band started playing together in 1999 and in the summer of 2004 played to a capacity crowd at the Greenbelt Festival.
After The Fire Top Tracks
Classic Albums: Rio
Runtime: 52 minThis latest addition to the acclaimed Classic Albums series takes us to the early eighties and the release of Duran Duran's second album "Rio". Released against a backdrop of riots, record unemployment, and the Falklands War, this optimistic and celebratory album would generate a string of hit singles and groundbreaking videos and catapult Duran Duran to global stardom. This documentary tells the story behind the writing, recording, and subsequent success of the album through newly filmed interviews, musical demonstrations, and both new and archive performances.
Kings of Wishful Thinking - Live
Runtime: 1 hr 31 minThe kings of 80s pop return with this long awaited film release. A career revival was sparked in 2003 by Peter Cox's popular appearance on the hit British TV show REBORN IN THE USA. In the winter of 2003, GO WEST performed a sell-out gig recorded especially for this release, boasting a brand new song plus 10 of their greatest hits. Over 2 hours of live footage, interviews, outtakes and a history of GO WEST. Includes "Call Me" and "The King of Wishful Thinking."
Live at the Royal Albert Hall (20th Anniversary Concert)
Runtime: 1 hr 35 minLive at the Royal Albert Hall finds Culture Club celebrating its 20th anniversary with an infectious and expansive grandeur, all while basking in the love of adoring fans. The show actually starts with a great joke on the audience: Boy George, looking not a day over 20, glides onstage in his once-trademark derby and beaded hair extensions, delivering a warm and welcome vocal on "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" The startled crowd soon realizes he's an impersonator. The real, fortysomething George O'Dowd, looking a lot less androgynous and a tad thicker than in New Romantics days, smiles self-deprecatingly and launches into a pleasing set of white soul ("Cold Shoulder," "Miss Me Blind"), stark gospel ("That's the Way"), stirring raga-rock ("Bow Down Mister"), and even a classic (a lovely cover of Bowie's "Starman," complete with audience participation and muscular guitar by Roy Hay).