- Record Store Day, every day: You got it nicer at Licorice Pizza stores in the 70s and early 80s
- “TV Party”: Glenn O’Brien’s weekly late 70s public-access punk cocktail party TV show
- Zinelandia: Night Flight talks with Joe Biel about “$100 & a T-Shirt,” his documentary about zines
- In 1977, Prince appeared on “The Gong Show,” but no one has ever talked about the episode, until now
- The Wu Tang Collection: The weirdest “Ku Fung Theater”-style mostly-Asian action flicks you’ll ever see
- Bullseye! Arrow Films’ exploitation, Italian horror, spaghetti westerns, drive-in sleaze & more, now on Night Flight Plus!
- “Dynaman”: Night Flight’s popular series featured rubber monsters, good looking Japanese teens, silly jokes, and cool pop music!
- “All Dolled Up”: Night Flight’s exclusive interview with director Bob Gruen about his New York Dolls documentary
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
- Something Weird is happenin’ on Night Flight: Check out our classic cult, hippie & biker flicks, drive-in sleaze and exploitation movies!
New this week on Night Flight Plus!
New on Night Flight Plus
For tonight’s Night Flight Originals, we start with a “Take Off” to LA Rock.
Since the ‘60s, LA’s been a mecca for the music industry. Night Flight brings us up to date (1987) with LA’s bustling music scene that finds us watching videos from The Untouchables in their award-winning video for “Free Yourself,” Oingo Boingo, Concrete Blonde, Suicidal Tendencies, and Thelonius Monster. Start watching tonight!
For part two tonight we take a look at a strange phenomenon of the 80s: Sports Rock! “Today’s fitness craze even spreads to rock,” Pat Prescott declares, as she introduces the first videos, including the Los Angeles Rams’ theme song, questionably named “Let’s Ram It,” and The Chicago Bears’ “Super Bowl Shuffle.”
Both worth the price of admission alone.
The wrestling mania of the ’80s peaked with this Allstar line up known simply as The Wrestlers.
“Land of A Thousand Dances,” the euphoric, almost mystical work from seminal 1985 album The Wrestling Album, will go down in history as an icon of the vibrant period we now refer to as the Rock ’n’ Wrestling connection.
This is Night Flight, pure and true. Thank you for watching!
RIP Glenn O’Brien
“In 1978, two revolutionary trends emerged in New York City, public access cable TV and punk rock. These two phenomena came together spectacularly in Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party.” – TV Party: The Documentary
When we started Night Flight Plus last year, TV Party was one of the things we were most excited to launch with. It was like a long lost cousin to Night Flight, and we were thrilled to be able to honor it on our platform.
Today, we were saddened to learn that creator Glenn O’Brien passed away.