Our new video "Thora Thora" is a slap to the unjust society who treats artists, musicians and creative individuals like crap while they are living and brag how good they were when they are six feet under. Shame on this cruel world!
This is from 1979. Russell Baxter and I worked for a video equipment and installation company in London and found ourselves involved with the APP at Abbey Road Studios. We spent evenings in number 2 studio as the album "Turn of a Friendly Card" was completed. We installed 2 JVC KY2000 cameras with CCU's, and a pair of JVC U-matic recorders which were used to shoot session material over a period of months. As far as I know, this may be the only surviving clip, very sadly Eric Wolfson is no longer with us, he may have had other tapes, I know we shot several other pieces...
I've attempted to correct the awful phase errors in this file, only partly successful I'm afraid, but anyway it's the content that counts.
I guess our collective camera work is pretty rough, framing leaves a lot to be desired! but it's now a serious museum piece, and great to see, especially for me, as I was there at the time!
I love the old control room shots from number 2 studio, looking much as it did in the Beatle days, way before the installation of the Solid State Logic mixing desk in 1983.
The band comprises: Eric Wolfson (keys) Alan Parsons ( Producing) Lenny Zakatek (vocals) Stuart Elliott (drums) David Paton (bass) Ian Bairnson (lead guitar)
I should also remember Chris Blair, also sadly absent, who's humour and friendship everyone misses.
On This Show: Follow our new crew armed with GoPro's and 5D's as they explore Deep Creek Hot Springs. As you can see from this pilot episode, our mission is to showcase the worlds best clothing optional locations from an immersive and adventurous perspective. Enjoy!