Thought it'd be best if we had an actual thread for this. So...
Nugs pulled the No Nukes shows from the Live site for some strange reason earlier this week. People are speculating that this is going to lead to an official DVD release - remember the awesome shots that were featured in Letter To You and the "Ghosts" music video?.
Yes, it'll push other projects back, but we'll get them eventually. I am HYPE for this, that footage we got a glimpse of last year looks mint!
Just watched this again (in full) last weekend.
I love the whole thing, there are primo live Bruce moments from start to finish. But if you were trying to show someone what is / was so amazing about Bruce just as a live PERFORMER (as opposed to any of the other boxes he ticks such as songwriter, singer, musician etc) I think you just start this sucker at Rosalita and play through to the end. Sure, trying to impress someone with Bruce by playing 4 covers seems counter-intuitive... but, on no other criteria other than answering 'why is this guy so revered as a live act?' that segment from Rosalita onwards is exhibit A (and possibly exhibit B also).
Crappy photo of the TV, but come on.... What I wouldn't have given to see these 3, young and with decades of music still ahead of them, on a stage together...
Well, I finally did it... I pulled the trigger on an Amazon order for the No Nukes Blu Ray. I've waited long enough to see this film. I'll have to wait a few weeks longer but I know it will be worth it. With our shitty exchange rate and the import fees we get nailed with here it cost me 60 freaking Dollars, but I know that will be worth it in the long run too.
Back to the clock thingy.... from a discussion on BTX, if I understand that discussion correctly (and perhaps I'm missing something), the timers are something to do with helping to synch film reels with associated audio. So they are there to assist in editing the resultant movie I guess, if this is the case?
The Sherry Darling video left me laughing uncontrollably. He was so young. I was so young.
No idea about the clock / counter thing either, there seems to be one on each side of the stage as it seems to pop up in side on footage either left or right.
Maybe it's recording Bruce's heart rate...
I thought maybe the counter had something to do with how long it would take us to destroy the world with nuclear energy ....... But i have zero idea in reality
I'm sorry but can I please point out how on fire Max is in that clip??? He throws riffs and fills in like a man possessed which I don't think he has played live for years... Sheesh.
I noticed the counter also, quite intriguing.
Unless it's the scoreboard and Bruce is winning by over 5 million.
What's the digital clock running in both videos? I've never noticed anything like that at a show. Is that a timer for the film crew? For the stage manager? Anyone know?
I confess I feel deep feelings of jealousy toward the people who got to see the man and the band back then when I see footage like this. Holy moly...
I'm going to have to contribute to the Bezos space programme because I must have that Blu Ray.
That was exhilarating.
Taken from an interview with Jackson Browne in the December 2021 MOJO magazine.
We haven’t put out the original No Nukes film on DVD. I feel like it would be a disservice to the movement to only portray it in retrospect, something that happened once upon a time in a universe far, far away. We’d have to figure out how to make a new film that would provide information about the movement and what’s happened in the last 40 years. You have to continue to tell the story. I mean, No Nukes succeeded in that there were no new nuclear plants ordered from that point on. We thought we had dealt a serious blow to the nuclear power industry. And the rest of the fight was about shutting the plants down. And it still is. It’s not over.
The film came out about six months later. It has a lot of great performances in there –a lot of treasures, like James [Taylor] and Carly [Simon] doing Mockingbird. But because it was shot on film and that cost a lot of money, they thought, “Well let’s just shoot one or two songs and that’s enough of that artist.” The only person whose entire set got filmed was Bruce. And now that’s coming out, which is great, because it’s totally worthy of being seen.
I always click the "SKIP ADS" button when watching youtube videos. Now the ad for No Nukes has begun to pop up and it's screwing up my whole skip ads vibe.
So the Archive Series release won't be completely invalidated, since it contains both full performances.
Looking forward to that Clearmountain mix, though.
Some more details from my favourite internet p*rn site.
This looks sensational. That trailer is insane. Why oh why do we have to wait until November.
Looking at the trailer, I think we may need to heed the words of Jedi Master Yoda and 'unlearn'. The trailer features footage snapshots of at least two moments from Q23 (the crazy guitar waving, and the removal of the shirt) that are shot from a different angle to the film clip we are all used to. Presumably The River and Thunder Road will also both be edited differently to the clips from the original film.