VIDEO FEED: The Move 'The Lost Broadcasts 1968-71'

posted Wednesday Apr 15th, 2015

Jesus Christ, has there ever been a UK pop band from the 1960s more underrated than The Move? From their formative years in the mid 60s with such radio hits as "Yellow Rainbow," "Flowers In the Rain," and "Fire Brigade," all freak beat classics in their own right, but this band had so many unique turns ahead, no one could know what was coming. If you haven't bore witness to the infamous 1966 Dutch TV performance with raging out of control fires on stage resulting from lead singer Carl Wayne wailing away on a television with a fire axe, then you just aren't getting your money's worth from your YouTube service. Most people only vaguely know of The Move due to their inability to "break" in the US, as their affluent and gorgeous pop was just way too far ahead of the curve, and would have to be finally commercially absorbed via Cheap Trick's well-known distillation years later. But that's OK as now we have access to all of this amazing music, so there's really no reason to live without it anymore.

It wouldn't be until 1970's massive international hit "Brontosaurus" did The Move finally get their moment in the sun, but luckily for us all, those wonderful appreciationists on German, Dutch & French TV broadcasts have captured some incredible studio performances and music videos. It's all conveniently packaged here into one monumental 41+ minute collection of rare videos from the late 60s and into their fruitful early 70s period with The Idle Race's Jeff Lynne, who would later break off with original band leader Roy Wood and drummer Bev Bevan to form ELO, and the rest is history. But for a few crucial years int he late 1960s, these guys were on fire both creatively and literally once you see this first video, so kick this full-screen and get to know one of the most important bands of the 1960s British Invasion that never seems to get their due, THE MOVE!

The short interview ends around the 5:30 mark and the live footage of The Move destroying the stage (two full years before The Who did a similar stunt on the Smothers Brothers Show) will complete rest your definition of punk in the 1960s, and one of the most nihilistic, violent and unhinged performances you might ever see, hold on tight!