- R.I.P. filmmaker Jonathan Demme, director of “Something Wild,” “Stop Making Sense” & other Night Flight faves
- 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!
All posts tagged "1980s"
Record Store Day, every day: You got it nicer at Licorice Pizza stores in the 70s and early 80s
In honor of National Record Store Day, we’re reposting this blog in which talked about what it was actually like to work for Licorice Pizza, a cool record store chain that existed back in the original vinyl...
- Posted April 22, 2017
The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo’s odyssey from absurdist theatre troupe to new wave octet
Night Flight’s “Take Off to L.A. Rock” — which originally aired on May 9, 1987 — featured a closer look at some of the bands which had already made their mark in Los Angeles during the 1980s,...
- Posted April 11, 2017
Storytelling Giants: Night Flight’s video profile of Talking Heads featured five of their best videos
“In the 1970s, a group called Talking Heads became staples on the Bowery music scene…” explains Pat Prescott in our Talking Heads Video Profile, which originally aired on September 20th, 1986. You can now find it streaming...
- Posted April 4, 2017
Viewers Choice: “Vienna” and Ultravox’s huge influence on the British synth-pop movement of the early ’80s
In this “Viewers Choice” episode of “Night Flight” — which originally aired on September 19, 1986, and is now streaming over on our Night Flight Plus channel — Pat Prescott introduces the video for Ultravox’s “Vienna” by...
- Posted March 27, 2017
“Metal In Your Face”: Trashy Victorian glam rockers Britny Fox rocked their hearts out in “Girlschool”
Night Flight’s “Metal In Your Face” segment from November 12, 1988 — now streaming over on our Night Flight Plus channel — featured music videos from a host of late ’80s-era hair metal bands, including “Girlschool” by...
- Posted March 24, 2017
Night Flight’s Lou Reed video profile captures the NY rocker at a rare moment in his career, willing to adapt
Lou Reed was a maverick performer and songwriter whose unflinching depictions of life’s dark side influenced a countless number of bands. Night Flight’s Video Profile of Reed catches a true original at an interesting point in his...
- Posted March 20, 2017
“Bubblegum Crisis”: This late 80s anime series was influenced by “Blade Runner” and other NF faves
Over on our Night Flight Plus channel, we now have an 80s Anime category, where you can watch all eight episodes of Bubblegum Crisis, an original video animation (OVA) that was initially produced for the straight-to-video market...
- Posted February 24, 2017
“This Is Not America”: David Bowie’s somber Reagan-era movie theme was one of the greatest protest songs ever
“A little piece of you, the little peace in me…will die…” sings David Bowie in “This Is Not America,” the theme song for John Schlesinger’s 1985 Cold War spy film The Falcon and the Snowman. The video...
- Posted January 30, 2017