Morton Downey – The Rock ‘N’ Roll Episode

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I just uploaded this full episode of The Morton Downey Jr. Show from 1989 to our YouTube channel, it’s the second episode of his two parter featuring a look at Rock ‘N’ Roll with special guests in the studio. But it’s not quiet site down show as the Morty show pioneered the trash talking studio fighting in your face style of show that would be picked up by Jerry Springer etc later on. Here we have rock musician, critics and fans all going up against in each other in a very confrontational style, it’s all obviously played up for the camera but it’s still a very fun watch. Featured on the show are:

Episode Features:

Joey Ramone – RAMONES

Ace Frehley – KISS

Scott Ian – Anthrax

Honey One Percenter & Queen Vixen – Cycle Sluts From Hell

Alex Mitchell – Circus Of Power

Steve Whitaker – Barren Cross

Jonny Z (Jon Zazula) – Megaforce Records

Stuart Goldman – Rock Critic

Jesse Nash – Rock Critic

David Clark – Genesis Magazine

Circus Of Power perform ‘Call Of The Wild’ live in the studio at the end of the show.

At the end of the video there’s an MTV news story reporting on the episode.

Thunderbirds Are GO!

Another cult TV show advert crossover today as we take a look at this Exchange & Mart commercial from 1988 that for some reason has a Thunderbirds theme. Not sure why this crossover happened, was this around the time that Thunderbirds had become popular again? I’m not sure but it’s a fun watch anyway and it’s always good to have Gerry Anderson‘s creations on screen whatever the reason, enjoy!

One more trip into Dark They Were And Golden Eyed.

I wasn’t expecting to delve back into London comic book shops this quickly but this rare find just recently turned up on ebay in Canada of all places. It’s a very early promo flyer for when Dark They Were And Golden Eyed was in it’s first location at 28 Bedforbury, Covent Garden, London, WC2. It must be from the early 1970s as it’s the original location, plus the artwork itself is signed and dated: David Edward Britton 20/11/69.

They text is so good “At last a SCIENCE FICTION bookshop! P.S. We also sell fantasy and horror”

This is currently up for auction on ebay via a seller in Canada, find the auction here.

Dark They Were And Golden Eyed

Brian Bolland’s Death Ray!

Found this while browsing through ebay recently, it’s wonderful piece of artwork by Brian Bolland which the listing says it’s a poster from the 1970s titled Death Ray. Not sure if it’s from a comic or just a one off design but it’s so striking with it’s retro science fiction look that I felt it should go on here. If you’re tempted to buy it the listing is still up for sale on ebay UK here!

Death Ray