10 May 2017

Plasmatics - Live! Rod Swenson's Lost Tapes 1978-81 | Coming to DVD and VOD May 19th


The rare Wendy O. Williams / Plasmatics live footage in this DVD has, in the main, never been released before.

During the early years Plasmatics creator Rod Swenson, who directed and shot all the Wendy O. / Plasmatics conceptual videos (AKA known for his footage of the Ramones, Dead Boys, Blondie, and Motorhead among others) shot numerous Plasmatics shows the footage from which was never edited or released. Except for some short excerpts most of it until the discovery of this footage was thought to be lost or degraded (shot on tape which has been shown as with audio tape to degrade over time).

Recently during the moving of WOW / Plasmatics archive material the footage here was found unlabeled in buried boxes. While much had degraded producer / director Randy Shooter was able to discover, relabel, and with additional editing and restoration, salvage the rare and remarkable footage in this DVD. A lot of it is raw (and much of the audio is the audio from ambient video deck mics, noise and all) but the energy and power is there straight through.

The material includes two tracks from CBGBs the first of which was among the first Plasmatics shows ever as well as other footage from benchmark shows. A bonus track (Monkey Suit) features footage shot by Swenson when he was shooting the iconic album cover for "New Hope for the Wretched," but never released.
 
Plasmatics - Live! Rod Swenson's Lost Tapes 1978-81

05 May 2017

New York Dolls Legend Johnny Thunders New Bio-Pic Begins Filming

Cleopatra Entertainment has commenced shooting on a brand new bio-pic in Los Angeles based on the final days of legendary former New York Dolls guitarist JOHNNY THUNDERS. 




Written and Directed by brothers Vicente and Fernando Cordero, “THUNDERS” begins with Johnny arriving at a New Orleans hotel with a methadone supply, struggling to get his addiction to heroin under control and to reconnect with his family as he adjusts to life away from the rock and roll spotlight - and the fame and adoration that went with it. From there we’re led on a series of strange events that throw Johnny into a dark labyrinth where Johnny must embark on a mysterious journey in New Orleans during his final days as he struggles to get his life, his family and his music back on track.


“THUNDERS” stars newcomer Leo B. Ramsey as Johnny Thunders with Devin Ketko, Timothy Lee Depriest, Jason Lasater and Jonny Sculls in support roles. An official motion picture soundtrack will be released in conjunction with the film’s premier, slated for early 2018.

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