Pretty much because of the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movie, Top Hat, Lisa thought we should cover the tune. Barry created choreography for it (tho not enough room at CB’s to make it happen). How in god’s name we ever learned and maintained those complicated vocals back then is beyond me.
Orchestra Luna played CBGB’s at Hilly Kristal’s request so that video could be shot. It was an afternoon shoot, as I recall. 1975. The Epic deal was by this time in the toilet. This was one of our final gigs. (We played CBGB’s a lot with both OL I and II. We wore happy clothes and happy make up and smiled a lot, but still fit in somehow. Hanging with the Talking Heads, and staying at Danny Fields where The Ramones would drop by and the names got collected for name dropping later.) I wish of course we had video of Doris Dreams. But Helen Of Troy was a fine mini-operetta choreographed and costumed by Barry Keating. This was my first band ever. Still endeared to it. So innocent it was in it’s own way. Well before music biz and the obsession to write hit songs started to plague me. Ridiculous when I think about it. Start a band, signed to Epic six months later. So easy a ride. We were: Peter Barrett, Liz Gallagher, Lisa Kinscherf, Don Mulvaney, Scott Chambers, Randy Roos, and Rick Kinscherf (before I changed my name to Berlin). I had heard about this footage (Historic) but had never been able to find it. It’s wild to see this after so much blood under the career bridge, but I’m glad it exists and can at long last offer a glimpse of what OL was like back then.
(Note: The audio is kinda soft, larger and more complete sound in headphones.)
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