The Jettisoundz Promo Years (2012)

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Genres: Documentary, Music, Video Collection, Vocal Music
Formed in 1982, the Jettisoundz video label documented the progressive and post punk rock scene in the UK during those genre jumping, heady days. This DVD collects almost three hours of promotional videos from Hawkwind, Roy Harper and Jimmy Page, Alien Sex Fiend, Robyn Hitchcock, Psychic TV, Michelle Shocked, Toy Dolls, Xentrix, Jazz Butcher and more. --Amazon
Review by Bill Wolford
Added: August 11, 2012
Formed in 1982, Jettisoundz video label marked the beginning of the video era for dozens of independent bands. This DVD contains 50 promo videos from various bands during the labels tenure. It has been rumored that there will be a second volume, but this has not come to pass yet. As for this DVD, it reminds me of the very early days of MTV, when cheap camera gimmicks and live looking videos were the way to go. If you're interested in guerrilla film-making, and you have a taste for indie and U.K. punk bands, this DVD will be very addictive. More mainstream music lovers won't find a lot to cheer about here. The more adventurous listener might find a new band or two that they can become fans of.

Here is the entire tracklist, so you can determine if this is something you want to try out, or not.

1.One Way System-Cum On Feel The Noize
2.Hawkwind-Night Of The Hawk
4.Jazz Butcher-Meets Count Dracula
5.Crazy Tim & Sid-Goin' Bowling
6.Inca Babies-Jerico
7.Toy Dolls-Nellie The Elephant
8.Roy Harper & Jimmy Page-Advertisment
9.Inner City Unit-Help Sharks
10.Turnpike Cruisers-That Girls Got Mine
11.Way Out West-Way Out West
12.Action Pact-Johnny Fontaine
13.Riverside Trio-Who's That Knockin'
14.Robyn Hitchcock-America
15.Inner City Unit-Blood & Bone
16.Tygers Of Pan Tang-Waiting
18.Cherry Bombz-Hot Girls In Love
19.Raunch Hands-Black Jack
20.Dancing Hoods-This Is Pleasure
22.Turnpike Cruisers-Extra Flesh
23.Macc Lads-Eh Up!
24.Guana Batz-Shake Your Money Maker
25.Toy Dolls-Geordie's Gone To Jail
26.Alien Sex Fiend-Buggin' Me
27.Alien Sex Fiend-Ignore The Machine
28.Michelle Shocked-5am In Amsterdam
29.Exploited-Sexual Favours
30.Frenzy-Clockwork Toy
31.Meteors-Go Buddy Go
32.Bad Karma Beckons-Six Brides For Jerry Lee
33.Turnpike Cruisers-Eddies Ghost
35.2-Kut-Rock That
36.Psychic TV-Joy
37.Caresse P-Orridge-Are You Experienced
38.Horse London-Screwed, Blued & Tattooed
39.Psychic TV-I C Water
40.Meteors-Please Don't Touch
41.Cud-Strange Kind Of Love
42.Shiela Chandra-Lament Of McCrimmon
43.Cud-Hey Wire
44.Xentrix-For Whose Advantage
45.M-Vita-Time Waits For Nobody
46.K-Kass-Rhythm Is A Mystery
47.Meteors-Who Do You Love
48.Phantom Creeps-Head On Backwards
49.Empress Of Fur-Johnny Voodoo
50.One Way System-Believe Yourself

With a running time of about three hours and twenty minutes, you'll find yourself immersed in the addictive nature that was early 80's classic MTV. The quality and sound of this DVD mirrors that time period very closely as well. If you're willing to take the chance, there are some jewels on here to be found. 5/10.
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