Old Grey Whistle Test 2 - 13/10/03
Old Grey Whistle Test DVD - Volume 2 will include Roxy Music's performance of Ladytron.
Heads Hands & Feet - 'Warming up the Band' (28.9.71), Kevin Ayers - 'May I' (4.4.72) Roxy Music - 'Ladytron' (20.6.72 ) Loggins & Messina - 'House at Pooh Corner' (12.9.72) The Who - 'Relay' (30.1.73) Judee Sill - 'The Kiss' (20.2.73) Argent - 'God Gave Rock n Roll to You' (6.3.73) Humble Pie - 'Black Coffee' (20.3.73) Average White Band - 'Put it Where you Want it' (10.7.73) Montrose - 'Bad Motor Scooter' (21.5.74) Bruce Johnston - 'Disney Girls' (24.1.75) Be Bop Deluxe - 'Made in Heaven' (19.7.75) Nils Lofgren - 'Going Back' (4.11.75) Daryl Hall & John Oates - 'She's Gone' (18.5.76) Joan Armatrading - 'Love & Affection' (5.10.76) Roy Harper - 'One of Those Days in England' (29.3.77) The Adverts - 'Bored Teenagers' (7.2.78) Patti Smith - 'Because the Night' (4.4.78) Siouxsie & the Banshees - 'Metal Postcard' (7.11.78) Gary Moore & Phil Lynott - 'Don't Believe a Word' (9.1.79) Undertones - 'Jimmy Jimmy' (6.3.79) Squeeze - 'Slap and Tickle' (3.4.79) OMD - 'Dancing' (15.4.80) Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project - 'Schooldays' (26.5.81) Tom Verlaine - 'Days on the Mountain Part 1' (10.6.82) Aztec Camera - 'Walk Out to Winter' (13.5.83) Thomas Dolby - 'Hyperactive' (27.1.84) Style Council - 'Walls Come Tumbling Down' (21.5.85) Suzanne Vega - 'Marlene On the Wall' (8.10.85) John Walters, John Peel, Ro Newton, Andy Kershaw - Skiffle jam (5.11.85) Prefab Sprout - 'When Love Breaks Down' (10.12.85) Pet Shop Boys - 'Opportunities' (29.4.86) Pogues - 'Dirty Old Town' (17.6.86)
Also included - newly filmed interviews with Presenter Bob Harris, founding nproducer Mike Appleton and musicians Roger Daltrey, Hamish Stuart, Roddy Frame, Rick Wakeman, Bill Nelson, Kevin Ayers, Bob Geldof, Nick Lowe, Robin Trower, Edwyn Collins and Jools Holland.
The Old Grey Whistle Test was one of the UK's most influential live music shows. Launched in September 1971, it hosted performances from the world's foremost bands and performers including The Who, Roxy Music, Joan Armatrading, The Pet Shop Boys, Daryl Hall and John Oates, and many others. Following on from the enormous success of the first volume of The Old Grey Whistle Test on DVD, BBC Worldwide is releasing a second volume featuring more seminal performances spanning the entire series, from 'Head Hands & Feet' in 1971 through to 'The Pogues' in 1986. The DVD takes us through the 70's with the likes of Roxy Music, Kevin Ayers, The Who, Bruce Johnston, Joan Armatrading, The Adverts, and into the 80's with performances from Aztec Camera, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Style Council, Suzanne Vega, Prefab Sprout and The Pet Shop Boys.
The DVD includes original interviews with Kevin Ayers, Roger Daltrey, Nick Lowe, Rick Wakeman, Bill Nelson, T.V. Smith, Jools Holland and Roddy Frame. It also features newly filmed interviews with presenter Bob Harris, Roger Daltry, Hamish Stuart, Roddy Frame, Rick Wakeman, Bill Nelson, Kevin Ayers, Nick Lowe, Edwyn Collins, Jools Holland and founding producer Mike Appleton.
Two of the shows original presenters, Mark Ellen and David Hepworth, recall some of the programmes finest moments on an audio commentary on the DVD.
Throughout its seventeen-year run, The Old Grey Whistle Test pioneered live music television shows, unafraid of broadcasting some of the more raw, cutting edge performances and interviews and introducing the nation to new bands who were later to become world-famous music legends.
A third volume of The Old Grey Whistle Test on DVD is due for release in Spring 2004. Release Date: 13th October 2003 Price: £19.99Cat. Number: BBCDVD1279 Cert: PG Genre: Music Duration: 154 mins
Roxy Music's Do The Strand was included on the first Old Grey Whistle Test DVD