Menu

Tag Archives: benjamin bergery

As a young radio guy in the early ’70’s I was intrigued with the potential of television, especially this new thing called cable television, to play “music films”. This was before Don Kirshner and a decade before MTV. An incredibly brilliant friend of mine from college, Dick Shapiro, became an audio engineer at Electric Ladyland Studios in New York at the age of 19. He got me a meeting with Michael Jeffries, the manager of Jimi Hendrix. Jeffries’ take on “music films” was to marry a music performance with a place. “Poco in Paris” is what I remember him saying. The idea stuck.

In the mid 70’s I was working at WCAS radio in Cambridge still thinking about music films when I went back to school part time, to the MIT film section. I had access to 16mm film gear and new friends who were excellent cameramen. The radio promo guy for Warner/Elektra was managing a new band and he asked if I could film them. I said I’d need to get the film stock paid for and because of this unreasonable demand the ‘deal’ fell through. Too bad because the band turned out to be “The Cars”.

Read More...

David Minehan – The Neighborhoods

david-question-gfx

Ask David questions about playing
at Norfolk Prison.

 

Have something you want to share? A related memory or story? Record a video, become a Flashpoint Contributor.

Your browser doesn't support Adobe Flash, sorry.

Please install Adobe Flash plugin. Get Flash Player.

Uploading...

0%
Problems recording a video?
Please paste correct name
Please paste correct email
Please paste correct phone number
Please paste date of birth
Please paste location
Please select language
Please write message
Please fill this field
Please fill this field
Please fill this field

* required field

 

The Neighborhoods Go To Prison
Featured Video Play Icon
Some Like It Punk… Fashion Show – Spit, Boston 1980
Video produced by Benjamin Bergery & Jan Crocker with the MIT Film/Video Section Edited by Jan Crocker Thanks go out to Jeff and Jane Hudson for their [...]

Live video produced by Benjamin Bergery & Jan Crocker
with the MIT Film/Video Section
Edited by Jan Crocker

The Cure “Killing An Arab” – The Underground, Boston 1980

Live video produced by Benjamin Bergery & Jan Crocker
with the MIT Film/Video Section
Edited by Jan Crocker

The Cure “Three imaginary Boys” – The Underground, Boston 1980

Live video produced by Benjamin Bergery & Jan Crocker
with the MIT Film/Video Section
Edited by Jan Crocker

The Cure “Play For Today” – The Underground, Boston 1980

Live video produced by Benjamin Bergery & Jan Crocker
with the MIT Film/Video Section
Edited by Jan Crocker

The Cure “Subway Song & “Accuracy” – The Underground, Boston 1980

Live video produced by Benjamin Bergery & Jan Crocker
with the MIT Film/Video Section
Edited by Jan Crocker

The Cure “Secrets” – The Underground, Boston 1980

Live video produced by Benjamin Bergery & Jan Crocker
with the MIT Film/Video Section
Edited by Jan Crocker

The Cure “Grinding Halt” – The Underground, Boston 1980

Live video produced by Benjamin Bergery & Jan Crocker
with the MIT Film/Video Section
Edited by Jan Crocker

The Cure “Fire In Cairo” – The Underground, Boston 1980

Live video produced by Benjamin Bergery & Jan Crocker
with the MIT Film/Video Section
Edited by Jan Crocker

Comments & Reflections

Deniz OzanBrilliant video! I was there that night! I had forgotten how good the sound usually was in there, possibly due to the wood on the walls (come to think of it, with all of the wood and posters plastered to the walls, that also made it a death trap, OMG! ).

– Deniz Ozan-George, Member Bound & Gagged

 

– Clint Conley, Mission Of Burma

The Cure “A Forest” – The Underground, Boston 1980