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Jan Crocker – Interactive Media Producer/Kinodv
Jan Crocker – Interactive Media Producer/Kinodv

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”.

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David Minehan – The Neighborhoods

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Ask David questions about playing
at Norfolk Prison.

 

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The Neighborhoods Go To Prison
Logo Lightning – The Underground
Logo Lightning – The Underground
The Rentals
The Rentals
Comments on The Cure, The Underground and the Post-Punk Movement.
  – Jan Crocker, Interactive Media Producer/KDV When I look at this Cure video from 1980 it’s a perfect example of the shift between punk [...]
Jim Coffman – Underground Manager
Jim Coffman – Underground Manager
New Order
New Order

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
Do you have a favorite Underground story?
  – Thom Lane, DJ/Las Vegas Denizen   – Marc English, Design Shaman   – Michael Whittaker, Producer/Consultant   [...]

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