Here’s The Deal

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After almost six years, my IT department has started blocking this site because they think it’s porn. (Maybe it’s all the Sex Pistols references.) It’s not worth the trouble to find some kind of workaround, so I’m going on sabbatical.

Back sooner or later.

Phantom Of The Paradise 40th Anniversary Blu-ray

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I’ve mentioned my love of Phantom Of The Paradise a few times before, right? Easily one of my favorite cult films. Anyway, Shout! Factory just released the 40th anniversary edition Blu-ray with a shitload of extras. Check it …

DISC ONE (BLU-RAY):

  • NEW Audio Commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor and Harold Oblong aka Peter Eibling)
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Production Designer Jack Fisk
  • NEW Interview with director Brian DePalma (36 minutes)
  • NEW Interview with Paul Williams talking about the music of PHANTOM (30 minutes)
  • NEW Interview with Make-up Effects wizard Tom Burman discussing the Phantom Helmet

DISC TWO (DVD):

  • Paradise Regained – documentary on the making of the film featuring director Brian DePalma, Producer Edward R. Pressman, William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and more… (50 minutes)
  • Interview with Paul Williams moderated by Guillermo Del Toro (72 minutes)
  • Interview with costume designer Rosanna Norton (10 minutes)
  • NEW Interview with producer Edward R. Pressman (15 minutes)
  • NEW Interview with drummer Gary Mallaber (15 minutes)
  • NEW Alvin’s Art and Technique – a look at the neon poster (15 minutes)
  • NEW Phantom of the Paradise Biography by Gerrit Graham – 1974 Publicity Sheet written by and read by Graham (8 minutes)
  • Alternate Takes (40 minutes)
  • Swan Song Outtake Footage (10 minutes)
  • Radio Spots
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Pick yours up here.

Devo Hardcore Live! Album & Film In The Works

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New PledgeMusic project! 57 days to go but only 29% of goal achieved. Give ’til it hurts, spuds!

Attention Devolutionary brothers and sisters, Gerald Casale of Devo here.

As many of you know we are in the midst of our Hardcore Devo tour playing the seminal, experimental songs we created in basements and garages in Akron Ohio between 1974 and 1977. We have not played most of these songs that pre-dated any fame or record contracts since that time. In order to honor our fallen comrade, Bob “Bob 2” Casale we decided to follow through on his idea to resurrect the initial creative efforts that brought us all together as a band in time where we came of age and prevailed against all odds.

To document this once-in-a-lifetime Devo tour we brought in award-winning filmmaker, Keirda Bahruth to capture the mind-blowing event so that we might share it with all of you. “DEVO – Hardcore Live” (filmed June 28th at the Fox Theater in Oakland California) will be available on DVD, CD and Vinyl as well being made available on Blu-Ray with deluxe package choices chock full of devolved extras!

And just to let you know, if you pre-order here on PledgeMusic you will become one of the select group who gain exclusive access to “the making of” including photos, video, audio tracks, tour artifacts and more!

Use your Freedom of Choice and select from a range of well-priced options designed to fit your tastes and budgets.

As always, Duty Now For The Future!!

We’re All Devo.

Make your donation here.

Joan, Debbie, David & Joey

Paul Natkin Archive

Check out Joan Jett’s Vivienne Westwood DESTROY T-shirt. A swastika and an inverted crucifixion with f_ll fr_ntal Jesus n_dity. If that didn’t piss off the establishment, nothing did.

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