New this week on Night Flight Plus!

By on December 2, 2016


Devo’s first home video arrives!

We’ve added an absolute belter to Night Flight Plus this weekend. That’s right, now you can watch an essential classic from a great Night Flight deity, Devo.

This unique film documents a time when Devo were not yet the popular Freedom of Choice-era top-selling act of the mid-to-late 80s, and still a weirdo synth-punk combo with high-concept ideas.

Read more about the classic on the blog this week and start watching!


New Sounds From 1988

We’ve added a fantastic Night Flight Original tonight that shows off some of the best music the late ’80s had to offer.

Side A: Episode of New Sounds highlighting the burgeoning bands and micro-genres of the late 80s with Belgian synth act Front 242 (with a video from iconic photographer Anton Corbijn), Australian punk act Lime Spiders, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians massive hit “What I Am,” and some fantastic Joy Division inspired coldwave from Siglo XX.

Side B: Time for some rapid fire Flash Tracks featuring the masters of party anarchy: Fishbone, the brilliant vocal contortionist Bobby McFerrin, and finally the big sounds from Scotland’s Big Country.


Black Wax: Robert Mugge’s 1982 portrait of the great poet-singer-songwriter and rap music forefather Gil Scott-Heron.

On the blog this week, iconic music documentarian Robert Mugge gives Night Flight an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of his 1982 film Black Wax, which centers on the late African American poet-singer-songwriter Gil Scott-Heron — the man Melody Maker called “the most dangerous musician alive” and many dubbed the forefather of rap music — and his ten-piece Midnight Band. Watch it now as part of our collection of Robert Mugge music documentaries over on Night Flight Plus.


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