Friday, September 2, 2016

NEW WAVE THEATRE

NEW WAVE THEATRE
What: TV Program
Where: Los Angeles, California
When: 1980 ? - mar. 1983
Who: Peter Ivers

Part of the Night Flight Show "the weekly underground show New Wave Theatre a series dedicated to the real meaning of music as an art form currently existing under the banner known as New Wave"

Episode:
https://youtu.be/mUI2kEd_ZNo
Ivy and The Eaters "Woking Woman" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk band with female singer) 
Los Dudes "Frisbees from Hell" (...,CA. They later changed their name into Abstractions and released an EP in 1982. The band feature Bobby O)
Grey Factor "The Structure's Getting To Me" (?, Synth-wave band) 
Suburban Lawns "Gidget Goes to Hell" (Long Beach, CA, Art-punk band)

Episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtF7KFtfspc
Red Wedding "So They Made History" (Los Angeles, CA, Art-punk)
Party Boys "High Fashion" (Los Angeles, CA, Post-punk band)
Bad Religion "We’re Only Gonna Die" / "World War III" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk band)
Monitor "I Saw Dead Jim's Shades" (Los Angeles, CA, Art-punk experimental band)
Brainiacs "One False Step" (Los Angeles, CA, Funk punk band)

Episode:
https://youtu.be/fJ8o-tqn-nw
The Unknowns "The Streets" (Los Angeles, CA, Garage Punk band) 
Little Itch "Welcome to LA" (Los Angeles, CA, Glam Punk band fronted by Gail Warning)
Dead Hippie "We’ll Never Die" (Los Angeles, CA, Horror punk band)
Boris, Horace, Doris and Delores "She's Marking Her Territory" (?. Art-punk band)
The Plugz "What A Day, What A Night" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk band)

Episode:
https://youtu.be/9-lHaIkucGg
The Dada's "Peter the Pet Shampooer" (?, Art-punk band)
Wild Kingdom "All in All" (Pomona, CA, Art-punk weird wave band)
Castration Squad "No Mercy for the Dead" (Los Angeles, CA, Female dark punk)

Episode:
https://youtu.be/cEnuCQs8stA
The Stepmothers "If I Were You I'd Lay Off Me" (Claremont, CA, Garage punk band)
The Generals "Officer Material" (?, Power pop band)
X "The World's A Mess" / "It's In My Kiss (Los Angeles, CA, Punk rock band)
Church "Warning"(?, Hardcore punk band)
Andy and The Rattlesnakes "Patience" (Los Angeles, CA, Rock'n'roll band)

Episode:
https://youtu.be/H55zzA9golU
Castration Squad "A Date With the Late Jack Kennedy" (Los Angeles, CA, Female dark punk)
DJ Liebowitz "King of Happiness" (San Francisco, CA, Pianist novelty punk)
Carl Stewart & The Connectors "Twisted Steel" (?, Power pop band)
Geza x & the Mommy Men "Paranoid" (Los Angeles, CA, Art-punk, weird wave band)
Reeves Nevo & The Cinch "Front Page News" (?, Power pop band)

Episode:
https://youtu.be/0udgGMQisOc
Gaea "Was Ist Das" (Hollywood, CA, Space synth band lead by Gaea Hawkins)
The Tracers "I've Been Lonely Too" (Los Angeles, CA, Glam punk band, later the singer Lynn formed American Martyrs)
Mr. Lucky "Sheep to the Slaughter" (?, Rock band)
Castration Squad "No Mercy for the Dead" (Los Angeles, CA, Female dark punk)
Bendict Arnold & The Traitors "I'm on the Guilty Party" (Los Angeles, CA, Tard punk band)
The Executives "Business As Usual" (San Diego, CA, New Wave Powerpop band)

Episode:

The Clients "The Threat" (?, Rock'n'roll band)
Forbidden Colors "Crimes of Passion" (?, Art-punk band)
USA "RnR Is King" (San Francisco, CA, Hardrock band)
Overman "Zeitgeist" (?, Synth-wave band with Russell Jessum on synth and vocal. Russell was the founder and inventor of The Anti-Club, he also played with Food and Shelter)

Episode:
Boxboys "American Masquerade" (Los Angeles, CA, Ska band)
Mentors "Get Up and Die" (Seattle, WA, Metal band)
The Clique "Lifeline" / "Do It for Mommy" (?, Punk rock band with Sandy Fury)
Wild Kingdom "Tight" (Pomona, CA, Art-punk weird wave band)

Episodes:
The Models "Your Town" (?, Rock wave band)
OMb "Wax Populist of Contrived Virtue" (?, Experimental one man band of Larri Robinson)
The Pearls "No Safety Just Rhythm" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk Wave band) here
Cipher "Can We Be Friends" (Los Angeles, CA, Dark wave band)

Episode:
Angry Samoans "Hot Cars + Stupid Jerk & Ballad of Jerry Curlan" (Van Nuys, CA, Hardcore punk band)
Oblong Rhondas "Sleep" (?, Performance group)
Subjects "The News" (Glendale, CA, Art-punk band)
Babylon Warriors "One Love" (?, Reggae band)
Hollywood Trash "Hollywood Trash" (?, Punk band)

Episode:
Ministry of Rock and Roll "Long Live Porn" (?, Hard rock band)
45 Grave "Grave" (Los Angeles, CA, Horror punk band)
Butch "Bee" (Hollywood, CA, Hardrock band) here
Oblong Rhondas "Scream" (?, Performance group)
The Art Thieves "Turn Into A Machine" (?
The Gears "The Elks Lodge Hall" (?, Rock'n'roll band)

Episode:
Unit 3 + Venus "Boys" (Long Beach, CA, Synthpunk band)
The Film "The Last Weapon Left" (?, Pop rock by Marvin Elan Etzioni of Lone Justice)
Gobscheit "Push Push Push" (Los Angeles, CA, Synthpunk band, Nervous Gender spin-off)
Zoogz Rift "Heart Attack" (Patterson, NJ, Art-rock weird wave band)
Kommunity FK "...." (Los Angeles, CA, Goth rock band)
Cipher "Meat" (Los Angeles, CA, Dark wave band)

Episode:
Fear "New York's Alright If You Like Saxophones" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk band)
Rayonics "Where Are You Now That Love Is Gone" (Los Angeles, CA, Powerpop band)
Powertrip "Lab Animal" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk Rock band lead by Jeff Dahl)
Carnival of Souls "Sally's Not Breathing" (?, Dark punk band members: Gina Defoe (vocals), Tommy Foley (keyboards), Brad Cox (guitar), Thair Peterson (bass), Karen Bennett (drums))
Red Wedding "All Dressed Up" (Los Angeles, CA, Art-punk band)
Marvin & The Paramounts "Can't Stop The Train" (Los Angeles, CA, Rock'n'roll band with Marvin Elan of The Film)

Episode:
Butch "Ward 8" (Hollywood, CA, Hardrock band)
Johanna Went "Untitled" (Los Angeles, CA, Art-punk performance artist)
Prefix "Embryo Shots" (Tucson, AZ, Art-punk band on Subterranean Records)
OMb "Mr. President" (?, Experimental one man band of Larri Robinson)

Episode:
Gaea "Was Ist Das" (Hollywood, CA, Space synth band lead by Gaea Hawkins)
The Irritators "The Telephone" (Los Angeles, CA, Weird wave band)
New Marines "I'm In A Coma" (Pasadena, CA, New Wave band)
Russell Jessell "Frightened" (?, Experimental synth)
Kaos "Nuclear Nightmare" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk rock band)

Episode:
White Hope "Reckless Driver" (?, Punk rock band)
U.X.A. "Paranoia is Freedom" (San Francisco, CA, Punk rock band)
Blasters "American Music" (Downey, CA, Rock'n'roll band)
The Eighties "White Lies" (Los Angeles, CA, Powerpop band produced by Geza X)

Episode:
Dead Hippie "Living Dead" (Los Angeles, CA, Horror punk band)
Heroic Struggles "I'm Life" (Long Beach, CA, Art-punk band also known as Outer Circle)
The Squids "Poodles in Bondage" (Honolulu, Hawaii, Surf punk band)
Tropic of Pico "Hospital" (?, Punk rock band)
Butch "Ward 8" (Hollywood, CA, Hardrock band)

Episode:
Circle Jerks "Wild in the Streets" (Hermosa Beach, CA, Hardcore punk band)
Rayonics "I See It All" (Los Angeles, CA, Powerpop band)
Levi Dexter & The Tribe "Cannibal Party" (?, Rock'n'roll band)
Surf Raiders "Surf Raider" (Azusa, CA, Surf band)
Panic "Whatcha Gonna Do When the Fallout's On You?" (Los Angeles, CA, Weird wave band with Snakepit Eddie and Zam Johnson)
45 Grave "Evil" (Los Angeles, CA, Horror punk band)

Episode:
Atila "Guns" (Los Angeles, CA, Art-punk band)
The Film "In One's Lifetime" (?, Pop rock by Marvin Elan Etzioni of Lone Justice)
Western Heroes "Theme Song" (?, Art-punk band)
Panic "Protect Your Children" (Los Angeles, CA, Weird wave band with Snakepit Eddie and Zam Johnson)
Several Pamelas "Prettier Than You" (Fullerton, CA, Synthpunk band with Robert Omlit spin-off of the Omlits)
The Plugz "On Fire" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk band)

Episode:
American Martyrs "No More Pop" (Los Angeles, CA, Art-punk band with Lynn of Tracers)
New Marines "New Moon" (Pasadena, CA, New Wave band)
Voodoo Church "In the Boneyard" (Los Angeles, CA, Dark punk band)
Brainiacs "Drunk With Funk" (Los Angeles, CA, Funk punk band)
The Fibonaccis "The Narcissist" (Los Angeles, CA, Art-punk weird wave band)

Episode: 
Angry Samoans "Steak Knife" / "Pictures of MatchstickMen" / "Inside My Brain" (Van Nuys, CA, Hardcore punk band)
New Marines "I Like Baseball" (Pasadena, CA, New Wave band)
Los Microwaves "TV is in My Eyes" (San Francisco, CA, Synth-wave band)
Vox Pop "Cab Driver" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk rock band)

Episode:
The Film "The Film We Never Made" (?, Pop rock by Marvin Elan Etzioni of Lone Justice)
Rayonics "Skeleton With a Rainbow Hat On" (Los Angeles, CA, Powerpop band)
Angry Samoans "Steak Knife" / "The Tood Killings" (Van Nuys, CA, Hardcore punk band)
Los Dudes "Live Young Die Hard" (?, Powerpop band)
D-Day "Right To Know" (Austin, TX, Synth-wave band)

Episode:
Legal Weapon "Future Heat" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk rock band)
The Unknowns "City Of Angels" (Los Angeles, CA, Garage Punk band)
Angry Samoans "Gas Chamber" / "Not Of This Earth" (Van Nuys, CA, Hardcore punk band)
Sexsick "Jan Paul" (Los Angeles, CA, Female Punk rock band)
D.I. "Reagan Der Fuhrer" (Fullerton, CA, Hardcore punk band)
Top Jimmy and the Rhythm Pigs "Dance Dance Dance" (Los Angeles, CA, Blues rock band)

Episode:
Dead Kennedys "Holiday In Cambodia" (San Francisco, CA, Punk band)
Martini Ranch "..." (?, Synth-wave band with Bill Paxton)
Killer Pussy "Pocket Pool" (Phoeniz, AZ, Art-punk band with female singer)
Mnemonic Devices "Marriage of Convenience" (Huntington Beach, CA, Post-punk band)
Fear "Fuck Christmas" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk band)
The Plugz "Elizabeth" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk band)

other live on youtube that are not in these episodes:
Suburban Laws "Janitor" (Long Beach, CA, Art-punk band)
Los Marina Swingers "Budweiser" (Los Angeles, CA, Weird wave band)
American Martyrs "Mommy" (Los Angeles, CA, Art-punk band with Lynn of Tracers)
Overman "Robot Man" (?, Synth-wave band)
Legal Weapon "Equalizer" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk rock band)
Ju Ju Hounds "Up From the Deep"
Surf Punks "Go Home"
Earth Dies Burning "Another Six Years Old" (Los Angeles, CA, Synthpunk band)
Billy Sheetz' Undercover "Real Estate" (?, Blues rock band)
Wet Picnic "Tension" (Los Angeles, CA, Pop rock band)
Vox Pop "Just Like Your Mom" (Los Angeles, CA, Punk rock band)
Christian Death ??
Show Dog ?
Anthem ?

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for the post. I got here searching for Rayonics videos and information (with not so great luck).

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  2. thank you thank you thank you!!! this show was a lifeline for me in Billings, MT in my high school years - and i appreciate the detailed information. Some faves: X, Andy & the Rattlesnakes, Rayonics, Plugz, Monitor, Brainiacs, Unknowns, DK's, Circle Jerks, Prefix, Cipher, Wild Kingdom, Levi Dexter & The Tribe, ... Some of the best (and worst lol) music of the era. Quite a tragedy what happened to Peter ivers. i have added some of this (with credit) to the corresponding youtube videos which are up. was going to put a direct link but i heard that is not acceptable on youtube (gets you marked as a spammer).

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    1. Too bad they took down the videos of New Wave Theater...we were one of the bands that got shown....

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  3. Thank you..for featuring my band, The Generals , pictured there! i played drums. episode 5.

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  4. Hey if you have any copies of Surf Punks flyers from the 80s please email any to me- fb.com/joshthekook thanks

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  5. Too bad Night Flight no longer makes the videos available. I was the bassist for Western Heroes. These videos need to be seen both from a historical perspective as well as a documentation of the bands themselves. Our guitarist sent me a copy of us and might be made available. Email me: 19bigsur68@gmail.com

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  7. That's my band, "The Generals" ( 5th episode ) I was the drummer .

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  9. Looking for any recordings of "poodles in bondage" by THE SQUIDS from Hawaii. contact me at econoroller2@yahoo.com thanks!

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